The Catering Executives Club held their monthly meeting last night at our member The Chicago BrauHaus. The evening started out with a tasting of beers and ales. I tried a Rasberry Ale.. very interesting. A bit bitter with a slight sweet aftertaste. Was interesting. But to me, Beer should tast like beer! Passed appetizers included Salmon on toast, homemade German Sausage and Steak Tartar.
The evening progressed with the owner of the restaurant Harry (and our member) welcoming us. We then started with not bread, but HUGE pretzels, baked there. Next course was smoked herring with the sour cream sauce. I have never had herring before, I always passed. But tried it. Not bad.. flavor was fine, texture was a bit wierd. It was served with a potato. Then we had a white bean soup. Then for an intermezzo, we did a shot of Plum Schnapps. the teaser entree was Pork with Spinach and potatoes. The Entree was my personal German Favorite, Viener Schnitzel, served with Spaetzel.
After that we did Club Business. Then our President Joe Monastero tapped a keg, and chugged the whole thing. I was impressed! Then audience partipation started. Once I saw the conga line and yodeling contest start, I knew it was time to leave. I am not a group activity participant. So, I don’t know what was served for dessert. Goodie bags with BrauHaus baseball caps, beer pilsners and alot of information about Beers and Ales from the House of Glunz (who provided the beer and ale tasting) was given as we left.
I have been there twice before, and can’t say enough about this homespun Family owned and operated eaterie. If you want Octoberfest anytime of year, this is the place to go.�