GASTHAUS: got 'kraut?

Louisville's ONLY German Restaurant

No Accordion May 3

Dear Valued Guests,

Due to Derby festivities we will not have any live accordion music on May 3.  We apologize for any inconvenience. We will, however, have Ray play his accordion on May 10.

Hope to see you there!

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April 27, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | | Leave a comment

Arugula Pear Salad/ Asparagus Soup/ Schweinepfeffer

Our new specials this week:

Arugula Pear Salad………………………..$9.50

Arugula, Shaved Red Onions and Sliced Pears tossed in a White Balsamic Vinaigrette topped with Pecans and Blue Cheese Crumbles

Asparagus Soup………………………..$6

Asparagus soup with bits of asparagus spears, creamy consistency, yet made without cream.

Schweinepfeffer………………………..$21

Pork Loin marinated in Old World Herbs and Spices, slowly Pot Roasted
served with Spätzle and Red Cabbage

April 25, 2012 Posted by | Specials | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Beer Purity Law of 1516

Did you know that today Germans may be celebrating one of the oldest food-quality regulations in history?

Nearly 500 years ago today, on April 23, 1516 the Bavarians formed the Purity Law, which allowed beer to be brewed only with water, barley and hops. This law, called “Reinheitsgebot” in German, was only slightly adjusted in 1987 when a European Court repealed the purity law and allowed ingredients such as yeast and wheat.

The measure, however, was not intended to brew a purer beer. In times of food scarcity the government simply wanted to stop beer brewers from using the more valuable grains such as rye and wheat, which were needed for bread production.

Some of the tasty beers that use yeast and wheat in their brewing we also have at the Gasthaus: Franziskaner, Ayinger Ur-Weisse, Erdinger Crystal, Aventinus

But with the formation of the European Union German beer brewers felt the pressure to keep up with the market offering a larger variety of beer flavors that could not be achieved with brewing according to the Purity Law.  You may now find beers flavored and bottled with Cola, Orange, Lemonade etc. While the flavors may not be according to the Purity Law, the beer mixed with it still is.

It always comes as a surprise to my fellow Americans, but Germans also mix their beers with soft drinks and pieces of fruit. Yes, I know what you’re thinking, but it’s actually quite tasty. Provided that you use good German beer, you can mix a dark beer, like an Alt Bier, with cola. A Pilsner with Sprite or Fanta and a Wheat beer with pieces of cocktail fruit. 

Alster: Pils with Sprite
Krefelder: Alt with Cola
Kalter Kaffee: Cola with Fanta (looks like cold coffee)
Radler: Pils with Fanta
Dreckigen: Pils with Cola (called the Dirty One, because the Cola will flake and settle in the beer)                                                                                                       Alt Schuss: Alt with Malzbier

Hope you enjoyed these facts. Prost!

Sources:

wired.com

Der Spiegel

www1.american.edu/ted/germbeer.htm

Putzlowitscher Zeitung

wikipedia

chefkoch.de

April 23, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | 1 Comment

Thunder!!

Cold and rainy outside. What’s better than a warm, delicious meal at Gasthaus?
We have a few tables open tonight, April 21. Pls call 502-899-7177

Our specials are: Bavarian Beet Soup, Aparagus Salad and Chicken Gulasch (click on link to see pictures)

April 21, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Linzer Torte – tonight and tomorrow only!

Annemarie baked some delicious Linzer Torte! It’s a nutty pastry with raspberry jam filling. The cake is still a little warm from the oven and smells delicious! We have it available for April 12 and another on 13, while it lasts!

Linzer Torte

April 12, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | | Leave a comment

Maibock Beer…coming soon!

Coming soon…

 

***FEATURED BEER***

 

Strong Beer Season in Germany!!!

 

Munich’s

Hofbräu Maibock

(12 fl.oz Bottle)

 

A Classic German “Helles Bock”

 7.2% abv 

 

A rich, flavorful Bock to celebrate the coming of Spring. It’s noticeably malty and sweet, with a warming alcohol note.

 

$5.25

 

April 11, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Asparagus Salad/ Bavarian Beet Soup/Chicken Gulasch

Our new Specials this week:

Asparagus Salad……………………….$9.50

Blanched fresh green Asparagus, Red Onions, Mandarin Oranges and Tomatoes tossed in a home-made Sour Cream Dressing served on a Bed of Greens

Bavarian Beet Soup……………………….$6

Brothy Soup with Beets, Cabbage, Potatoes, Tomatoes and Beef. Finished off with a dollop of sour cream.

Chicken Gulasch……………………….$20

Tender Pieces of Chicken Breast with Celery, Mushrooms, Green Peas and Red Peppers in a light Tomato and Paprika Sauce, served with Spaetzle.

April 11, 2012 Posted by | Specials | , , | 1 Comment

Dine at Gasthaus for Derby

April 6, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | | Leave a comment

Asparagus Salad/ Creamed Cauliflower-Blue Cheese Soup/ Salmon

Tonight’s Special (last day of Fish for Lent):

Asparagus Salad……………………….$9.50

Blanched fresh green Asparagus, Red Onions, Mandarin Oranges and Tomatoes tossed in a home-made Sour Cream Dressing served on a Bed of Greens

Creamed Cauliflower Soup with Blue Cheese……………………….$6

Creamed Cauliflower Soup with Blue Cheese

Salmon……………………….$22

Pan Seared Salmon on a Lemon Cream Sauce served with Red Skinned Potatoes and Fresh Asparagus


April 6, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Live Accordion Music – Thursday, April 5

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