Saturday, February 18, 2012

Twelve Months of Dates.....Bier Garden Review

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Bier Garden....Good Times!!!
"Guten Tag" or Hello, in German to all of you beautiful people who have stopped by my blog today!!!! Earlier this week I shared with you all the deets about my awesome Valentine's day!!  My gift to my husband and myself for that matter, was Twelve Months of Dates all packaged up and ready to go.  It's been almost seven months since my husband and I got married, and between my hospital stays and  having four children between us "date night" has definitively been a rarity.  Last night was our official first "date night"and it was so much fun!!  Since we started dating, whenever we passed Bier Garden he commented on wanting to go there one day. So being the sweet, intuitive wife that I am......(a little credit here) I made sure that was one of the destinations for one of our dates.

 Now for the fun part, the review!  First of all my husband, enjoys beer, I'm talkin' beer connoisseur, better yet beer snob.  So the fact that Bier Garden offers over 300 different types of beer was definitely a plus. Prior to arrival, I checked out the menu and honestly was not too enthusiastic about the culinary choices but was willing to give German cuisine a try.   Boy were we surprised to find a gem of a restaurant nestled in Olde Town Portsmouth!!  From curbside the appearance was a little leery.  A shabby chic garden alley steered us to the restaurant and bar entrance.  I imagine in the spring and summertime this garden would be rather quaint. After putting our name on the waiting list, we were told by a sweet hostess that our wait would be about 30 minutes.  So off to the bar my hubby went and returned with two brews.  Did I mention I HATE beer, Uuuugh.  During our wait we sat outside taking in the view,  people watching and sipping our humongo glass of beer.  Okay, it was actually not so bad.  We decided to try,  Aventinus Eisbock. The first thing you smell and taste is banana, rare huh, transitioning to subtle notes of toasted malt, coffee, and cinnamon...and absolutely no after taste.  Did I mention, this beer has a 12% alcohol content, uh....one humongo glass was all I was gonna try, trying to be a good sport here!




Schnitzel!!!
Well the wait went rather quickly and we were seated in the outdoor enclosed heated patio. Immediately our jovial waitress welcomed us and recommended Schnitzel with mushroom gravy, which my husband ordered.  I ordered Goulash and a pretzel roll, trying to play it safe.  The food came out quickly and looked appetizing.   We split the Schnitzel, which was a lightly breaded pork loin fried and topped with mushroom gravy. It was everything I wished it would be, tender, flavorful with a subtle hint of lemon beneath the abundant mushroom gravy.  The side dishes were German potato salad, too sour for my liking and Spatzle noodles, sorta like mini dumpling noodles.  My Goulash ( a hearty Hungarian beef stew) and warm Pretzel Roll with Spicy Mustard was DELISH.  Overall our date night was a success and I highly recommend Bier Garden!!

I am sharing my Twelve Months of Dates ideas, with you all in hopes that I can encourage couples to keep love alive in their marriages.  Take time out for yourselves and reignite the flame you had while dating.  Stay tuned for March's Date Night recap.... AUF WEIDERSEHEN( Goodbye)!!!!!







11 comments:

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  3. Yum! I wish my significant other would go for a beer-tasting date! : )

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  5. Hi Inda,

    My name is Greg and I am contacting you from Urbanspoon. I noticed that you have a spoonback (the Urbanspoon image link) for The Bier Garden in the navigation column on the left hand side of your blog. Thanks for linking to us! However, in order for the spoonback system to work correctly so we can link to your blog, it is necessary that the spoonback be placed in the actual post itself. So if you can please move the spoonback in to your post for The Bier Garden then we will be able to link to your blog on Urbanspoon. If you have any questions, please contact me via email.

    Best regards,
    Greg

    greg at urbanspoon dot com

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    1. Hi Greg,
      Well I think I have it linked correctly, but I am not 100% sure. Thanks for letting me know I had it in the wrong place.

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    2. Hi Inda,

      Sorry for the late reply. Please contact me directly via email at greg{at}urbanspoon{dot}com

      Thanks for moving the spoonback into your post. However, it appears that the spoonback you have is not working correctly. Please try removing it and then copying and pasting in a new one. Make sure you are copying it from the right page, which you can find here: http://www.urbanspoon.com/e/restaurant_link/390309

      Be sure to copy the entire spoonback html string and then paste it into your post without altering it in any way. Let me know after you've done it and I will check to see if you've done it correctly.

      Best,
      Greg

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