Don’t make the simple look of this dish deceive you, it’s actually quite fantastic. Although Preschitz has a more traditional Brettljause on the menu, this time my habit of ordering the strangest and the most expensive varieties of Brettljausen has paid off. The “Plate of specialties from the national park” is original, interesting to eat and delicious.
The dry and salty beef ham and the water buffalo sausage were the two main highlights, but the goat and the sheep cheeses were highly welcome, too, especially the goat one thanks to its unusual taste. The Verhacketes was the most “normal” of the ingredients and more likely than not was made out of good old pork. The egg spread was, on the other hand, an unusual sight, and personally, I found it a better alternative to the boring Liptauer that most of Brettljausen typically include.
If I had to choose the weakest link in this dish, it would be the red wine/plum jam, which did not go especially well with the meats or with the cheese; something with a stronger and less sweet taste would have worked better. However, the perfectly picked vegetables and the fresh and warm bread more than made up for this small shortcoming.
Neusiedl am See is the most obvious and therefore probably the dullest town at the lake Neusiedl, but the discovery of Preschitz has just turned it more interesting in my eyes.