Let’s talk about food and with this post I must add beer as the two go together at this place.
My husband had heard about this old beergarten with a rich history so of course we set out one afternoon to go find it. We had gotten off a tram and began our walk down a narrow cobblestone street in a quiet area of Leipzig. This was when we stumbled upon Schiller’s house (which I mentioned in my previous post). We had no idea it would be on the same long winding street to the Gosen-Schenke ohne Bedenken Biergarten.
Right, I know you are probably thinking what I was. It looks like a normal building on the outside. But as with many places in Leipzig, the front appearances are very deceiving. Let’s go inside.
Since it is such a beautiful warm day let’s walk on through…
The tables and benches go back quite a ways. In fact, it is huge!
This establishment opened in 1899 although the building itself was built in 1905. Again, like a mentioned in my previous post the Gose beer was originally brewed first in the town of Goslar and has a distinct salty and herbal flavor. It seems the people of Leipzig adopted this Gose recipe as their own. It is very tasty. Some American cities such as Chicago and Baltimore, are now brewing this beer at micro breweries even. There is so much more history about this place and if you’re interested in knowing more or seeing the menu, you can check out their website (in English).
The restaurant was closed when Leipzig became part of the DDR and then reopened in 1986 by a private citizen who wanted to continue the tradition. It is not just the beer that it is known for but also for its gastronomy and is rated highly as one of the best restaurants in Germany.
My opinion – it definitely is and let’s talk about that!
I ordered the baked camembert with baguette. I honestly thought it would just be some warm camembert on a baguette but…
The camembert was baked in a light, delicious beer batter. OMG, it was truly amazing! The flavors and textures – my mouth was very happy! This was one of those times that I did not want my food to be gone, I savoured every bite!
Would you like to see what my husband ate? One of his favorites, Homemade Meat Jelly, seasoned with Gose and fried potatoes. He said it was very good too!
So that my friends, is it from Leipzig.
We are looking forward to getting up that way again and definitely making time to enjoy another meal there.