A year has passed since I had the last goose at this restaurant. Since then, the Weinrestaturant Hajszan got renamed Die Winzerei, some guy Neumann got involved, their short menu hardly changed at all, and the goose became worse.
It’s not an on-demand goose, but the large number of people present looked encouraging, since sometimes a big turnover means fresh geese. Sadly, this was not the case. The animal had enough meat to quench the hunger, but it was rather dry and almost totally tasteless. If I were blind, I would not be able to say if this was a goose, a duck, a turkey or something altogether different.
The red cabbage had too much honey in it, but at least it made it interesting. The dumpling, on the other hand, had just one interesting bit – the one that was burnt (intentionally, I suppose, because it was also burnt last year). There were also a few sweet chestnuts on the plate, not adding much.
If last year’s goose at Hajszan looked like a sophisticated dish that did not work out, this year it was a plain old tired bird, probably happy to die. Hajszan is a rather beautiful place with a friendly service, but the geese are obviously not their strong point. And with the menu as short as theirs, it’s unclear how they are going to maintain clients.