Spouse took me to see “Brokeback Mountain” this afternoon Before we headed downtown, we decided to try the Quizno’s $2.99 roast beef sub they’ve been advertising on tv. We’ve never tried Quizno’s before and thought this new item would be interesting with the au jus.
Well, that was the plan anyway. We made the wrong turn and I saw the sign for the Old Heidelberg Bakery and Cafe. Spouse was all upset but hey, if you’ve got broken eggs, make an omelette, right? And so we parked right in front of the bakery and decided to have lunch there instead. The bakery/cafe and deli looked very modern and clean. I was sorry I didn’t bring my camera along so I could take shots of their delicious looking cakes and pastries. A short line was starting to form at the cashier but the staff was very efficient and we put in our order not long after we came in.
Spouse ordered the Jaeger Schnitzel and I picked the Schnitzel. Our orders arrived and I was disappointed that my veal schnitzel was just that – a lonely looking schnitzel with two lemon slices on top of it, on the side was a tomato slice with a ring of raw onion on top of it, a quarter slice of dill pickel and part of a lettuce leaf to cover the gaping expanse on the rest of my plate. The Jaeger Schnitzel came with a small ramekin of pickled red cabbage and spaetzle aside from all the veggies. It had some mushroom sauce over the schnitzel too so it looked really yummy compared to mine. The Jaeger Schnitzel had a list price of $7.95 and the Schnitzel was priced at $7.50. Needless to say, I was disappointed.
Fortunately for me, the cafe table was small enough so our plates were touching and I could easily move my fork from mine to Spouse’s.? He’s really good when it comes to sharing his plate so I gingerly dipped the dry schnitzel into his gravy. Then of course I had to try the spatzle and red cabbage… The red cabbage and spaetzle were good. In fact, I’ve decide to try my hand at cooking a batch sometime this week. I think I’ll pair it with some pork schnitzel I’ll cook myself. My breaded pork chops always come out nicely so that will make a good dinner.