Tuesday, September 13, 2011
The Best of the Würst
Berliners don't like to go out to eat German food when they go out for dinner, there is a plethora of Italian, Greek and Spanish eateries around but no German! For dinner last night I asked at the front desk where I should go to eat the beloved Bratwurst.
Sophieneck is tucked away in the cobblestoned backstreets of Mitte, a suburb in Berlin, and apparently is the best of the two(!) German eateries in the area.
Sophieneck reminds me of the more homlier pubs that you come across in Australia, with the regulars at the bar and a simple pub menu to choose from.
The menu had english translations which made my decisions a LOT easier. I ordered a stein of Berliner Pilsner and Thüringer Bratwurst with fried potatoes and sauerkraut.
The sun was setting when my food arrived and when I loaded my fork up with bratwurst, sauerkraut and some of those perfectly golden potato slices it made any trace of my fourteen hour flights, sleepless nights and tired feet evaporate. Im not a meat eater normally but this sausage was freaking amazing. It was such a perfect combination of savoury flavours, with the subtle vinegary flavour of the sauerkraut with the soft fluffy potato, juicy bratwurst and sharp mustard. Perfection.
I also dont normally drink beer either but the Berliner Pilsner was actually really good! My whole dinner was so good that I stopped by on my way home again this afternoon to have some lunch.