Monday, July 14, 2008

Happy Birthday Mr. President

Thomas Beisl
25 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn (Fort Greene)

Thomas Beisl

Alexis: We tried this Austrian restaurant by BAM for Alex's birthday. Didn't know quite what to make of it but we ordered the schnitzels (mine, above, is the cod) which came with red cabbage, potato salad and cucumber salad. For $16, you get a lot of food. To me this seemed like comfort food - the cod was cooked perfectly, with a crisp thin crust and the sides were also really good. The sour pickled-ness was a good contrast to the fried fish.

Thomas Beisl
Alex: I was really shocked at how quickly the food came to the table... it probably wasn't more than 3 minutes. I guess they have all the staples on stand-by ready to go. I had my doubts, but it sure looked nice. Almost too nice. The schnitzel was pretty average and slightly on the dry side. I would have liked a bit of gravy on top. I really liked the potatoes, they were a bit sour just like the Germans (and Austrians) like it. Decent but I'm not rushing to go back.

Thomas Beisl

Alexis: For dessert, fresh key lime pie with "schlag" and strawberry sauce. Every time I see "schlag" on the menu it seems like something disgusting but it is actually fresh whipped cream. This was a yummy finish to our almost-German dinner. Next time we will order some of their beers, as we were hurting a little bit from birthday drinks the night before.

Alex: The schlag was good. Not as sweet as the typical whipped cream.

4 comments:

Bonbon Oiseau said...

now that's a good looking cutlet sister.
my brothers and I always make fun of my german mom because she would always ask if we wanted our jello "mit schlag"! and we laughed and laughed--to this day when we order dessert we look at each other and say "mit schlag"!

lazysundae said...

hahaha! schlag has to be the most disgusting-sounding name for a delicious food item i've ever heard.

Bonbon Oiseau said...

let's start a band called "mit schlag". kind of sounds like a porno.

lazysundae said...

haha! mit schlag in das haus!