A No-expectation Goose

Location:Brandauers Schlossbräu
Address:Am Platz 5, 1130 Wien
Status:Open (last checked on 20 November 2015)
Eaten:Martinigansl, red wine

I went to that place without a reservation and with very little expectation. After all, it has never been famous for its cuisine, serving instead a choice of various simple dishes that go well with beer (the more beer you drink before trying them, the better they usually taste).

Maybe because of the low expectations, the experience was absolutely satisfactory. The goose arrived rather quickly (they must have had it ready), and looked a bit strange at first, because it was literally swimming in sauce, together with a dumpling. A big plate of steaming red cabbage did not look very appetizing, adding to the overall “barbarian” feel of the dish.

However, the taste was surprisingly good. The goose was big, crunchy on the outside, but with tender juicy meat. The dumpling was boring, of course, but quite edible once it absorbed enough sauce. The cabbage turned out to be acceptable, too, going well with the meat. The wine, unfortunately, was very plain, despite being the most expensive one on the card – but then one cannot expect much from a beer place. Also, the inside of the restaurant is not cozy, to say the least, being basically one huge, badly-decorated and noisy hall. All in all, however, even screaming babies at the table next to mine could not undermine what was a refreshingly good goose-eating experience.


Side dishes


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