Delmonico Steakhouse [4,] Las Vegas NV

Delmonico Steakhouse

Popover – Whipped Butter

Truffle and Parmesan Potato Chips – Chives

2018 Ruinart Brut Rose Champagne

Apricot and Arugula Salad – Tree Ripened Apricot, Truffle Burrata Cheese, Aged Balsamic, Grilled Bread

2016 Domaine Drouhun “Arthur” Chardonnay

Pan Roasted Chilean Sea Bass – Fava Beans, Roasted Tomato Vinaigrette, Morels

2016 Domaine Raspail-Ay

Rack of Lamb – Baby Carrots, Mushy Peas, Chimichurri Sauce

2016 Sinegal Carbernet Sauvignon

Creekstone Farms Prime Ribeye – Gratin Potatoes, Green Asparagus, Brussels Sprouts, Red Wine Reduction

Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake with Chocolate Ganache, Emeril’s Banana Cream Pie, Pecan Pie with Oatmeal Shortbread Crust and Vanilla Ice Cream

Fresh Baked Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies, Cinnamon Sugar Mini Doughnuts

At the beginning of this current “Celebrity Chef” era there were few names on Emeril Lagasse’s level, and although the Massachusetts native who made his name cooking in Louisiana has slowly faded from television his three Las Vegas Restaurants remain popular destinations with Delmonico Steakhouse having just celebrated its twentieth Birthday.

Now old enough to be considered iconic in a city of constant change, Delmonico’s grand-opening coinciding with that of The Venetian where no other space along Restaurant Row remains the same, guests entering the space in 2019 will find little has changed over the last decade or more, even Chef Ronnie Rainwater still at the helm for what may be an unprecedented tenure.

Arranging this visit as a work event, six guests sitting down to a four-course menu with Wine at $125 per person, it was unfortunately late as a result of traffic that things got started at 7:00pm, warm Popovers and Delmonico’s signature Potato Chips with Truffle Oil and Cheese delivered quickly, though the latter seemed a bit hurried with some spuds crispy and tan while others were white and flaccid.

Having not requested the Wine Pairing, even small pours somewhat wasteful on a group of mostly teetotalers who had to work the next day, it was beginning with Sparkling Rose from Ruinart that creamy Burrata and Apricots were presented, the request for “family-style” service in reality just two menu-sized servings on separate plates with each diner receiving just over a mouthful inclusive of Toast and Salad.

Aware that Chef Rainwater was out on a well-earned family vacation, his second in command presenting each course while Sommelier and servers were polite and professional from beginning to end, course two featured Pan Roasted Sea Bass alongside Spring Vegetables, a plethora of Morels particularly welcome though the Fish’s “family style” partitioning limited most to less than three-ounces.

Admittedly impressed by small sips of Chardonnay, Delmonico’s continuous recognition by Wine Spectator since 2004 no small feat, course three placed Lamb Chops cooked rare alongside a Grenache-Mourvedre-Syrah blend, the Flesh itself young and minimally gamey but complimented well by both the Wine and minty Peas plus Carrots enlivened by Chimichurri.

Still suggesting “family style” as two menu portions of each dish, the main course of Creekstone Farms house-aged Ribeye accompanied by six wedges of cheesy Potatoes plus Sprouts and Asparagus, it was without other requested sides that plates were cleared, though guests who’d held out for Carbernet were notably praiseful of the selected pairing.

Finally serving true “family-style” for Dessert, though one slice of Emeril’s famous Banana Cream Pie divided by six assumes a lot about guests’ willingness to share, fans will be happy to know that both Banana and Pecan Pie remain Sin City’s best while Cake, Cookies and tiny Donuts a touch heavy with Oil are merely average.

THREE STARS: It was prior to starting Endoedibles that I first encountered Emeril’s food, but at his restaurant in Orlando was probably the first place I ever enjoyed “fine dining” at the grand old age of 21. Only financially able to start traveling years later, it was in Las Vegas that I next crossed paths with the man who made “BAM!” a catchphrase, in 2008, and having now visited a fourth time I’m comfortable saying little has changed at his Steakhouse in terms of Food or service, though in terms of value for the dollar this meal would have been better ordered a la carte.

RECOMMENDED: Pan Roasted Chilean Sea Bass, Rack of Lamb, Emeril’s Banana Cream Pie, Pecan Pie.

AVOID: A look at the pictures will show undercooked Chips, which is a shame as they are otherwise excellent. Additionally, although easily shared, the Cookies and Donuts are completely forgettable compared to other Desserts at Emeril’s outposts in the past.

TIP: Unlike all the other big Meat houses, Delmonico offers lunch Daily from 11:30am to 2pm including Fried Chicken and a full slate of desserts, plus Sandwiches and a good number of Steaks and Salads.

WHAT THE STARS MEAN: 5 World Class, 4 Excellent, 3 Good, 2 Fair, 1 Poor.

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Shiraz Restaurant Catering [4,] Las Vegas NV

Shiraz Catering

Samosas with Chutney

Indian Salad with Toasted Cumin Vinaigrette

Hummus, Raita, Chutney, Bhagare Baingan

Chicken Lollipops with Honey Chili Sauce

Beef Seekh Kebab

Goat Biryani

Mutton Korma

Palak Paneer

Butter Chicken

Butter Naan

Tahdig

Halwa

Sabudana Kheer

Although Shiraz has been slow to find its audience inside the old Habib’s space there is no doubt Raja Abdul Majid and Chef Jainine Jaffer are capable of feeding a crowd, and on Thursday the Restaurant at 2575 South Decatur Boulevard once again came through with a diversity of options to please a wide range of palates.

Always on time and never neglecting the essentials, everything from plates and utensils to temperature-appropriate Cuisine making it easy to #supportlocal instead of a chain, this spread focused largely on the Indian side of Shiraz’s menu after starting with Hummus and a Salad tossed with tangy Vinaigrette plus Beef Kebabs predictably gone fast.

Additionally seeing Samosas with Tamarind Chutney popular, as too was herbed Yogurt atop fresh-baked Naan, it was amongst staff who prefer spice that Chicken Lollipops with Honey Chili Sauce slowly disappeared, Rice with Goat a tougher sell for some but a big hit with an Indian Physician and those with more open minds.

Happy to receive a tray of Tahdig, the crispy Rice’s Persian origins irrelevant to enjoying it as a base to everything from Bhagare Baingan to Butter Chicken, it was surprising that many guests praised Mutton liberally perfumed by Cinnamon and Cloves as well as Spinach and Cheese for those choosing to focus on vegetarian Fare.

Never a complete meal without Halwa, this time made with Squash plus Fruit and Nuts creating a diversity of texture, it was as a bonus that Chef Jaffer also included Vegan Sabudana Kheer made with Tapioca, Coconut Milk and plenty of Cardamom.

N/A: Making it blog policy to not ‘rate’ places based on catering alone the professionalism of Shiraz’s program is everything one might hope for, $15 per diner yielding enough Food to feed at least twice as many guests with everything delivered temperature appropriate and delicious as ever.

RECOMMENDED: Butter Naan, Tahdig, Pakora, Butter Chicken, Lamb Korma, Palak Paneer, Halwa.

AVOID: N/A.

TIP: Contact Shiraz via online form, Telephone (702) 870-0860 or Email info@shirazrestaurant.com for Catering inquires or checkout ezcater.com to do it on your own.

WHAT THE STARS MEAN: 5 World Class, 4 Excellent, 3 Good, 2 Fair, 1 Poor.

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The Kitchen at Atomic [3,] Las Vegas NV

The Kitchen at Atomic

Spritz Carlton – Rose Wine, Aperol, Peach, Lemon, Grapefruit Soda

Percussion Gun – Tequila, Mezcal, Lemongrass, Lime, Vanilla

Life’s a Beach – Pineapple Rum, Lime, Fassionola Syrup, Cinnamon, Amaro Underberg Float

Spring Pea Salad – Sugar Snap Peas, English Peas, Asparagus, Watercress, Yogurt & Herb Vinaigrette

Heirloom Carrots – Cumin, Coriander, Cress

Grilled Long Beans – Roasted Grape Tomatoes, Greek Feta, Lemon Caesar Dressing

Bone Marrow – Roasted Beets, Rhubarb, Red Onions, Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Grilled Halloumi Cheese – Heirloom Tomatoes, Summer Herb Salad, Red Wine Vinegar, Olive Oil

Cauliflower Steak – Pan Seared Cauliflower, Cauliflower Puree, Shaved Cauliflower & Caper Salad, Preserved Lemon Vinaigrette

Hanger Steak – Grilled Fennel, Grilled Radicchio, Burnt Orange Vinaigrette

Porterhouse Pork Chop – Rum Brine, Grilled Broccoli Rabe, Pickled Mustard Seeds, Rum Jus

Stout Chocolate Cake – Dark Chocolate Ganache, Cherries, Cocoa Nib, Sea Salt

Fried Apple Pie – Cinnamon Whipped Cream, Pecan Dust

Although Atomic Liquors has existed since 1952 it is far more recently that The Kitchen at Atomic has emerged as a downtown destination, its migration from Bar Food to creative American Cuisine begun by Justin Kingsley Hall and now carried on by Chef Jackson Stamper since February.

Only open for two years, the debut of Carson Kitchen in June of 2014 expanding DTLV’s idea of what dining could be and giving Atomic owner Lance Johns an idea to open his own eatery, it is alongside the famous dive-bar where guests used to watch nuclear testing from the roof that The Kitchen is located, a 21+ age-limit noteworthy for both spaces as a result of the adjoining patio.

Devoid of televisions and instead entertaining diners with music ranging from The Beach Boys to Aerosmith, a widely-spaced interior nicely designed with big booths and tables, it is by pleasant hostesses and an educated staff that diners are welcomed from Wednesday to Sunday, the all-new menu concisely divided into four sections plus Dessert tucked in the back of an extensive Cocktail and Spirit list.

Best classified as “market-driven” in its inspiration, Stamper’s five years as Executive Chef at New York’s Employees Only gifting him with an idea of how to introduce a Bar or Speakeasy crowd to boldly flavored Food with a focus on ingredients, it is after selecting one of several Cocktails including a smoky “Percussion Gun” or Tiki-inspired “Life’s a Beach” that ordering ensues, nearly half the items Vegetable focused and several able to be made Vegan.

Combining “Small Plates” and “For The Table” as Appetizers, though “Sides” such as Heirloom Carrots charred with Spices also may qualify, it was alongside those Carrots that three dishes started things off, both Sugar Snap and English Peas singing of Spring atop tangy Yogurt Dressing while grilled Beans greater than a foot in length performed beautifully as a base to medium-potency Feta and Tomatoes roasted to concentrate their sweetness.

Only getting to Meat after three plates, melting nuggets of Marrow liberated from the Bone and offered alongside shades of red both sweet and earthy, it was returning to Produce that two additional plates arrived, squeaky Halloumi unfortunately a bit overwhelmed by Mint but Chef Stamper’s Cauliflower Steak absolutely brilliant in terms of flavor with a bevy of textures equally prone to please Vegetarians and Carnivores.

Already celebrating a 14oz Bone-in Pork Chop as something of a signature, the use of Rum in Brine as well as Sauce adding depth to both tender Flesh and grilled Rabe, those seeking Steak can consider Creekstone Ribeye sold at $3.50 per ounce if dining as a group, or the 10oz Hanger cooked expertly and served atop bitter Vegetables brightened by Burnt Orange Vinaigrette.

Hoping to eventually differentiate the Restaurant from its famous Bar, a work in progress that may become further muddled as Jackson and Mr. Johns plan to debut a separate menu of patio plates this summer, those seeking a bit of whimsy right now should not pass on Desserts including Chocolate Cake enriched by Beer and boozy Cherries or a Fried Apple Pie that eats light like Funnel Cake but with lots of subtle nuances thanks to aromatic Whipped Cream and ground Pecans.

FOUR AND A HALF STARS: Although Justin Kingsley Hall deserves thanks for helping to elevate The Kitchen at Atomic beyond Burgers and Wings, it is from new Chef Jackson Stamper that the menu has transitioned to produce-focused seasonal plates that equally warrant the attention of not just downtown denizens but diners across the Valley.

RECOMMENDED: Life’s a Beach, Spring Pea Salad, Grilled Long Beans, Bone Marrow, Cauliflower Steak, Porterhouse Pork Chop, Fried Apple Pie.

AVOID: Grilled Halloumi Cheese needs less Mint, though it can be avoided by picking around it by those who know their Herbs.

TIP: Wednesday – 5 PM to 11 PM, Thursday – 5 PM to 11 PM, Friday – 5 PM to 12 AM, Saturday – 5 PM to 12 AM. Sunday – 5 PM to 11 PM.

WHAT THE STARS MEAN: 5 World Class, 4 Excellent, 3 Good, 2 Fair, 1 Poor.

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Rosallie [21,] Las Vegas NV

Rosallie Le French Café

French Press Coffee

Almond Croissant

Almond Raspberry Croissant

Walnut Tarte

Brioche French Toast – Pure Maple Syrup, Raspberries, Whipped Cream

Quiche Tartiflette – Tartiflette Cheese, Hardwood Smoked Bacon, Red Potatoes, Sauteed Onions, side Parfait

L’Americaine Tartine – Hardwood Smoked Honey Cured Bacon, Mozzarella Cheese, Poached Egg, side Salad

Green Onion Brioche – Gruyere Cheese, Bechamel Sauce, side Salad

Blueberry Bostock

Chocolate-dipped Palmier

Pear Tarte

Lemon Tarte with Raspberry Jam

Always one of the first stops upon return from overseas, nearly 3,000km of Germany doing nothing to disprove personal beliefs that Las Vegas is home to a world-class Bakery, it was on Sunday that Rosallie was found full-to-capacity with Christophe and staff putting on a fine showing in terms of both service and Cuisine.

Now a part of Sin City since August of 2015, Jonathan Pluvinet’s transformation of the former 7-Eleven into ‘Le French Café’ a tale of skill and determination that has since seen him open a second location outside of Orlando, guests entering 6090 South Rainbow Boulevard will find the space more welcoming now than ever with a menu that continues to expand.

Open daily from 7:00am until 6:00pm, everything from Quiche and Croissants to Wine and Cheese available throughout the day, it is from a counter lined in Viennoiserie that orders are placed, table service soon to follow with most opting to begin with house-blended Coffee Beans in the form of Cappuccino, French Press or Latte.

Assuredly a Café in the French sense, an atmosphere conducive to conversation, work or relaxation found throughout divided spaces including a library and private room, those looking for a good place to start need look no further than Pastries created by Jonathan and his family since 1983 in France, the hiring of former Jean-Philippe baker Christophe as Rosallie’s General Manager only improving items such as an Almond Croissant made with hand-ground Nuts instead of Frangipane.

No less show-stopping in terms of Tartes and Pies, the Valley’s only known version featuring Walnuts but one example of Pluvinet’s respect for French tradition, savory options also fit the bill ranging from Sandwiches and Salads to several types of Quiche served atop all-Butter Crust and filled with ingredients such as Bacon, Potatoes and melted Tartiflette Cheese.

Treated to Green Onion Brioche that eats like portable French Onion Soup on this recent visit, daily specials not uncommon but sometimes difficult to choose over something so enjoyable as “L’Americaine Tartine” with laminated Dough beneath Honey Cured Bacon, Mozzarella Cheese and a runny Egg, first-timers or those who have not visited in a while should also be sure to check out Rosallie’s Brioche, whether served as French Toast with a choice of toppings or as the base to Blueberry-studded Bostock.

FIVE STARS: Truly a case of the best only getting better, this visit to the corner of Rainbow Boulevard and Patrick Lane finding Le Café busier than ever, Jonathan and Christophe continue to add more reasons to visit in terms of atmosphere, Food, Beverage and customer service.

RECOMMENDED: Almond Croissant, Almond Raspberry Croissant, Walnut Tarte, Brioche French Toast, Blueberry Bostock, Pear Tarte, Quiche Tartiflette.

AVOID: Rosallie’s Bechamel would benefit by slicing Onions thinner or fully incorporating them in the Sauce.

TIP: Follow @rosallielefrenchcafe on Social Media for specials at both locations, and for those who can’t make it in consider online orders by Yelp! or Grubhub.

WHAT THE STARS MEAN: 5 World Class, 4 Excellent, 3 Good, 2 Fair, 1 Poor.

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Alexxa’s Bar [4,] Las Vegas NV

Alexxa’s Bar

Iced Tea – Lemon, Sweetener

Summer Fling Sangria – Riesling, Basil, Strawberries, Blueberries

Bubbly Sangria – Sparkling Wine, Peaches, Strawberries

Goat Cheese Toast – Pears, Honey, Toasted Walnuts

Texas Queso – Pico de Gallo, Fried Pretzel Bites

Chicken Wings – Soy Pineapple Honey Glaze, Toasted Peanuts

Fish n’ Chips – Tempura Batter, French Fries, Grilled Lemon, Malt Vinegar, Ketchup, Tartar Sauce

Calzone – Marinara, Ricotta Cheese, Sausage, Basil, Peppers, Mozzarella Cheese, Arugula Side Salad

Meatball Sandwich – Melted Mozzarella Cheese, Marinara Sauce, Ciabatta Bread, Arugula Side Salad

Double Espresso – Ice

Blueberry Corn Cobbler – Blueberries, Corn Cookie Crumble, Vanilla Ice Cream

Apple Spice Cake – Almond Crumble, Candied Pecans, Spiced Caramel, Cinnamon Whipped Cream

Naked Cake – Lemon Cake, Lemon Buttercream, Fresh Raspberries

Butterscotch Crème Brulee – HeXX Dark Chocolate

Lychee Granita – Raspberry Gelee, Calamansi Candied Pineapple, Fresh Fruit, Coconut Sauce

Yuzu Panna Cotta – Pistachio Cake, Strawberry Prosecco Consommé, Candied Pistachio

Although Alexxa’s Bar replaced HeXX’s Candy store nearly eighteen months ago the concept remains poorly differentiated, a fact ownership clearly finds undesirable as judged by frequent menu changes, though that may just be a benefit to fans as it offers plenty of reasons for return visits.

Serving from 4:00pm until 2:00am daily, but additionally acting as overflow during HeXX’s popular Brunch and thus adding further confusion to where one Restaurant “ends” or the other “begins,” those looking for Alexxa will find the space facing right away from Las Vegas Boulevard, a menu of shared plates and Bar full of Top-shelf Spirits particularly tempting as temperatures grow warmer.

Not lacking a fantastic view of Bellagio’s famous fountains, no doubt part of HeXX and Mon Ami Gabi’s year-long al fresco appeal, it is by friendly servers that guests are greeted and seated, tables and high tops both available for groups while furniture for lounging surrounds a small stage populated nightly by bands and DJs including the likes of Shaquille O’Neal.

Smart to start with Sangria, a bounty of seasonal flavors still not enough to dissuade return customers from a sweet Summer Fling or “Bubbly” with Stone Fruits and Strawberries, course one started off cheesy in a good way, Texas Queso marred only by too little Pretzel Bread for so much spicy Cheddar while thick slices of Texas Toast were lightly grilled in support of creamy Goat Cheese, crisp Pears and Walnuts drizzled in Honey.

Moving next to fried Foods, plump Wings spun Asian by Soy-soaked Pineapple while Fish n’ Chips take notes from Japan in using Tempura rather than Beer Batter, it was only after finishing every bite of moist and flaky Flesh that two Italian options arrived, Chef Carlos Buscaglia’s time at Fiamma and Due Forni showing in smashed Meatballs on Ciabatta plus a generously sized Calzone stuffed with Sausage and Peppers.

Opting for Coffee to accompany Dessert, a pair of favorites from HeXX plus Alexxa’s bargain-priced Naked Cake joined by three soon-to-debut items created by Pastry Chef Miranda Prince, those looking for a true taste of Summer are strongly urged to stop by for Blueberry Cobbler punctuated by crumbled Corn Cookies while guests fond of a lighter finish will not be disappointed by Yuzu Panna Cotta brightened by Strawberry Prosecco Consommé or Lychee Granita that tastes as fresh as it sounds without seeming limited despite being Vegan, Gluten-less and Dairy-free.

FOUR AND A HALF STARS: Although ownership continues to struggle with separating Alexxa’s Bar from HeXX it has nonetheless proven fortuitous for guests, and although the menu may not seem quite as cohesive now as it did at first the flavors and portions still offer a great bargain considering location as well as ingredients.

RECOMMENDED: Summer Fling Sangria, Goat Cheese Toast, Fish n’ Chips, Calzone, Naked Cake, Blueberry Corn Cobbler, Lychee Granita.

AVOID: Not so much “avoid,” but perhaps more “disappointing” that there isn’t nearly enough Pretzel Bread to sop up all the Queso.

TIP: All Desserts save for the Naked Cake come from HeXX’s menu, and the Granita as well as the Panna Cotta have yet to “officially” debut.

WHAT THE STARS MEAN: 5 World Class, 4 Excellent, 3 Good, 2 Fair, 1 Poor.

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Big B’s Texas BBQ Catering [3,] Henderson NV

Big B’s Texas BBQ Catering

Corn Bread

Creamed Corn

BBQ Beans

Mac & Cheese

Baby Back Ribs, Pulled Pork

Beef Hot Links, Lean Brisket, Fatty Brisket, Tri-Tip, Smoked Turkey, Jalapeno & Cheese Hot Links

Pecan Pie

Now a part of Henderson’s dining scene for over three years, and Sin City’s best place for Barbecue just as long, it was at 11:30am that the smell of Big B’s Texas BBQ began to drift forth from the conference room, staff quick to arrive for what was once again an overabundance of smoked Meat and housemade Sides.

Undoubtedly an office favorite, and likely soon to be more so with Brian and Natalia taking over the old Andre’s Bistro & Bar at 6115 South Fort Apache Road, guests this time found familiar favorites purchased by a representative who “only” uses Big B’s for speaking engagements across the Valley.

Texas through and through, wood driven up from the Lone Star State just one reason why Big B’s Brisket and Turkey outpace growing competition, there was really no surprise when Macaroni and Cheese as well as Hot Links were quickly depleted, and with the addition of Sausage speckled by Jalapeno and Cheddar those craving extra heat also got their fix.

Not reliant on gimmicks, just real-deal ‘cue at a fair price, additional Meats included Tri-Tip and two types of Pork, the Ribs particularly juicy on this occasion while BBQ Beans, Creamed Corn and moist Cornbread Muffins all performed well as side dishes before finishing up with gooey slices of Pecan Pie.

N/A: Making it blog policy to not ‘rate’ places based on catering alone, when new representatives begin calling on our office it often takes some adjusting, but once they begin to understand how and why #supportlocal matters the effort is almost universally praised. In the case of Takeda, however, a new level has been reached as their speaker not only wants Big B’s every time he is at The Docs, but everywhere else including meals on his own at the Restaurant.

RECOMMENDED: Fatty Brisket, Hot Links, Smoked Turkey, Mac & Cheese, BBQ Beans, Cornbread, Pecan Pie.

TIP: Available via Yelp! Online Ordering, GrubHub, EZCater or calling the Restaurant directly the staff at Big B’s makes catering easy and efficient in addition to offering great value on the dollar.

WHAT THE STARS MEAN: 5 World Class, 4 Excellent, 3 Good, 2 Fair, 1 Poor.

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Bäckerei Höfler, Füssen DE

Bäckerei Höfler

Butter Brezel

Quarkini

Mohnschnecke

Rhabarber-Quarktasche

Rohrnudeln

Linzer Schnitte

A tourist town due to its proximity to Neuschwanstein, Füssen nonetheless was adequate for overnight accommodations, and seeking Breakfast en route to The Black Forest Bäckerei Höfler proved a somewhat-justifiable stop despite heavy rain and distant parking due to its location in an area limited to foot traffic.

Seemingly family owned, but questionable in terms of standards and authenticity given the presence of items such as Zeelandia International’s buy-and-fry products in the Pastry case, it was moments after the Bakery’s 7:00am opening that two guests entered, just under 10€ yielding six choices that began with a soft Bavarian Pretzel whose golden skin had been hemisected and slathered in Butter.

Onward to Quarkini, branded Donuts fortified with Cheese that offers a springy texture beneath Granulated Sugar, it was fairly disappointing that both a Sesame Snail and Rhubarb-Cheese Danish were fairly dry from edge to edge, though the Raisin-studded Brioche fared better.

Rounding out Breakfast with “Linzer Schnitte,” a slice of Pie built from ground Nuts and Streusel beneath a layer of Raspberry Jam, it was after some debate that the decision was made to pass on further Cake or otherwise, and this proved a good choice as Bäckerei Brunner proved far better just a few meters away.

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Kaufmann Hotel and Restaurant, Rosshaupten DE

Kaufmann Hotel and Restaurant

Mixed Salads

2018 Riesling “vom Muschelkalk” Qualitätswein

Housemade Breads with Herb Cream and Pork Spread

Swabian Fried Beef Steak and Onions

Kasspatzen

Allgau Veal Vienesse Schnitzel

Spatzle

Pumuckl with Apple Puree

Detailed in the Michelin Guide as a Bib Gourmand selection, Kaufmann Hotel and Restaurant offers enjoyable renditions of regional German Cuisine just fifteen minutes from the town of Füssen and less than half an hour Neuschwanstein Castle.

Located on several acres of greenery in Rosshaupten, the family-owned hotel having undergone renovation to four-star standards in 2011, it is from parking along a gravel path that guests access a large foyer with Restaurant to the right, a Bar and Buffet of Salads noted en route and service pleasant despite speaking limited English.

Lined part in wood-paneling, a newer section brighter with tables along windows looking outside, it is from a menu of Swabian specialties plus some Mediterranean plates that guests are invited to choose, a Wine list focused on Riesling expected and prices lower than those seen in larger cities.

Populated largely by well-dressed guests and families, many likely regulars as judged by their interactions with staff, it was following their lead that the decision was made to begin with a trip to the Salad station at a cost of just 6€, the Caprese delicious albeit inauthentic as was the mix of Bulgur Wheat and Turkish Spices.

Self slicing several Loaves of housemade Bread, spreads including one with Herbs and another somewhat akin to Pork Rillettes both delicious, it was not long before entrees and sides arrived, the pan-fried Beef recommended by Bibendum tender and capable of standing up to Onions while the accompanying Spätzle was a bit too cheesy and better enjoyed naked with Cream Sauce to taste, as it is offered on the kids menu.

Not particularly inspired as relates to Dessert, no sign of Streudel or seasonal Produce to be found, it was instead in Allgau Veal Schnitzel that additional appetite was invested, the astringent Cranberry compote set aside in favor of crispy Potato Pancakes intended to be liberally topped in stewed Apple Puree.

www.hotel-kaufmann.de

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Schmalznudel – Café Frischhut, Munich DE

Schmalznudel – Café Frischhut

Krapfen – Apricot Berliner

Rohrnudeln – Raisin Brioche

Schmalznudel

Located within walking distance of Marienplatz and the famous Glockenspiel it is at Café Frischhut that locals and tourists alike gather, the smell of Yeast and Sugar hanging in the air at least three meters outside the shop and frequently replenished by a continuous flow of traffic in and out the door.

Truly a local flavor, the presence of fried Dough outside Bavaria undoubtedly common but Schmalznudel themselves almost entirely a product of Munich and its surroundings, guests entering the wood and brick eatery will immediately find the item they covet steps inside, though additional baked goods as well as seating are also offered.

Cash only and fast-paced, the entire transaction for most less than sixty seconds as a woman takes money and bags items while the man behind her fries stretched Dough prior to adding Sugar, it is while walking that most begin to indulge, first in this case on Raisin-studded Brioche known in Munich as Rohrnudeln or Buchteln.

Onward next to Krapfen, the exterior almost too warm to touch and the inside filled with thick Apricot Preserves, it was after returning to the car that Café Frischhut’s signature item was un-bagged and devoured, the taste reminiscent of Funnel Cake given similar constituents though the texture is far lighter all the way from rounded-edge to paper-thin center.

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Bäckerei Huck (Adalbertstrasse,) Frankfurt DE

Bäckerei Huck

Bretzel

Käsekuchen

Sesambrötchen

Aepfel Daenisch

Rhabarber Tarte

A part of Rödelheim since 1937, and now with ten locations throughout Frankfurt plus surrounding areas, Bäckerei Huck follows a similar business model as Der Bäcker Eifler, though in general the quality of craftsmanship does not seem to be quite as high.

Originally owned by Heinrich Huck, his Café at Konstablerwache lost over the course of two World Wars, it is now under the direction of Grandson Alexander that the chain presses forward eighty-two years later, a location on Adalbertstrasse opening at 06h30 though none of the items purchased were still warm while the building itself seemed too small for an industrial oven.

Apparently Huck’s newest shop, bilingual staff explaining that the store opened in 2015 to supply Bread for nearby Restaurants, it was taking suggestions that Cheesecake joined self-selected Pretzels and Pastries, the use of Quark creating springy consistency without a lot of added sweetness while the unsalted Bavarian Knot seemed overworked and baked too long with a resultant chewy consistency.

Moving on to a spiral smeared with ground Sesame Seeds, the texture again suggesting it to be overworked or frankly stale, things improved somewhat when Produce got involved, the Apple Danish less-laminated than others but still enjoyable before Rhubarb again stole the show inside a pint-size Pie Shell with Custard and Streusel.

www.huckgmbh.de

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Der Bäcker Eifler (Leipziger Strasse,) Frankfurt DE

Der Bäcker Eifler

Laugenstange mit Kase und Speck

Apfelkreppel

Sesam-Brezel Croissant

Erdbeerplunder

Nusskringel

Butter Brezel

Rhabarberplunder

With nearly eighty locations throughout Frankfurt and surrounding areas it is almost impossible to go a day without seeing the Red and Yellow name of Backer Eifler, their branded packaging noted on streets and even in the hands of Hotel or Restaurant staff at Michelin-starred places.

Originated in 1921 when Josef Eifler opened up shop at Eckenheimer Landstrasse 86, and now in its third generation under the direction of grandson Gerhard, it has been through steady expansion based on principles of in-house baking that the brand has been growing since 1960, a visit to the Leipziger Strasse shop on Tuesday at 06h00 finding several items warm and prices fair beginning with first bites of fluffy Bread topped with melted Cheese and Bacon.

Still offering several of Josef’s original recipes, but also home to innovation from certified Master Pastry Chef Gerhard, it is continuing savory that customers will find everything from cavernous Croissants finished with Malt to proper Pretzels or those filled with Butter, not to mention full Loaves intended to be taken home and used in Eifler Cafes to make Sandwiches.

Not a place to pass on sweets, though an Apfelkreppel was unfortunately a bit sparse with Fruit and the “Nusskringel” slightly dry, better bites came from a seasonal Danish loaded with Custard and Strawberries while the version with Rhubarb was even better as the perennial Plant’s sourness found its foil in buttery Streusel.

www.der-baecker-eifler.de

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Bidlabu, Frankfurt DE

Bidlabu

Watercress Veloute, Parmesan, Lardon, Crème Fraiche

Housemade Rye Bread

Mackerel, Vegetables, Sesame, Jalapeno, Puffed Rice

Basil Ravioli, Ratatouille, Saffron, Crayfish

Sea Bass, Mushrooms, Potatoes, Nut Butter

Venison, Green Asparagus, Sweet Potato

White Chocolate, Strawberries, Sorrel

Although Frankfurt may not possess any of Germany’s Michelin 3* Restaurants the plethora of talent trained in Baiersbronn has gifted the city with a bevy of talent, and tucked away on Kleine Bockenheimer Strasse an emerging name is that of Chef André Rickert who owns and operates Bidlabu along with Sommelier Dietmar Fritz.

Still something of a hidden gem, a sign amongst the masses on Grosse Bockenheimer Stasse leading guests down a small alley to bohemian environs surrounding a small kitchen, it is with reservations highly encouraged that guests arriving Monday through Saturday will find Chef Rickert cooking three or four course menus offered Prix Fixe.

Charging just 48 to 55€, Vegetarians ten less for Cuisine equally thoughtful, it was opting for al fresco seats protected by an extendable canopy that two guests sat down Monday night, a lack of dietary restrictions confirmed prior to presenting cold Watercress Soup enlivened by Bacon and Parmesan.

Casual yet competent, adjectives equally applicable to Bidlabu’s service and Cuisine, it is with steady pace that plates emerge from the kitchen at intervals suited to each table’s comfort, course one offering gently cooked Mackerel and puffed Rice plus an unexpected bit of heat.

Tempting guests with good Bread, ideal for sopping up the Saffron and Shellfish Sauce served over top Pasta filled with Herbs, course three offered a choice from which one selected Deer and the other Sea Bass, both Proteins well-sourced and properly prepared though the Fish was slightly better thanks to Beurre Noisette and tender Mushrooms while Venison got a little lost in the sweetness of its Sauce.

Completing the night with Dessert, Ice Cream made with Herbs no longer the novelty it once was, André nonetheless managed to sell Sorrel thanks to soft White Chocolate and three textures of Strawberry including Mousse perfumed by Flowers.

www.bidlabu.de

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