Germany, what does it remind you? Technology, Cars, Soccer, Beer, Oktoberfest, Castles and Blue-eyed people, well there is so much more.We just heard Germans are extreme food lovers and they love their breads. Just like them, I’m a bread lover and my world is absolutely not complete without it. So, if you are not allergic to gluten, are currently in Dubai. Probably here to watch the dancing fountains at Burj Khalifa and shuffling around the business bay. Just take an effort to visit nearby, Brothaus Bakery at Steigenberger Hotel. Steigenberger is a 5* hotel located at spectacular Business Bay.
They say, there are more bakeries than pharmacies in Germany. The smell of fresh bread is outstanding and when you get a chance to enjoy it in the most happening area of Dubai and that too within the five-star vicinity, surrounded by lush greenery and relaxed environment, nothing can beat it. You must agree, the taste of freshly baked bread at the baker is far better than the ones at the grocery stores.
Brothaus Bakery recently launched their new menu in unique newspaper style. The menu is an opportunity to peak into the German culture and authentic German cuisines while relishing their mouth-watering delicacies. The menu is reasonably priced and offers a wide range of healthy dishes. The restaurant opens for Breakfast at 7:30am and is open all day until 11:30pm. You can take a seat inside or enjoy the fresh winter breeze at their outdoor terrace. If you’re a fan of Pretzels, try at Brothaus, they make the best pretzels in Dubai. Pretzel is correctly pronounced as “Brezel” which reflects the German heritage. You will get to taste so many varieties, topped with seeds, stuffed with beef salami, or melted cheese, or dipped in creamy white chocolate for dessert. Brothaus will exceed your expectations.
For starters, I ordered Quinoa salad; Quinoa mixed with diced red pepper and sliced green beans, lightly sautéed, dumped into sesame dressing and garnished with roasted walnuts, pomegranates, perfectly salted, with an essence of vinaigrette was purely a vegetarian’s delight. Hubby ordered Homemade Graved Lax, salmon marinated with sweet dill-mustard sauce along with potatoes on the side.
For lunch, I ordered Flammkuchen, I was told is a German pizza. Flammkuchen means, “Flame Cake” and is popular in Germany and France (where the dish is called Tarte Flambée). One major difference between Flammkuchen and pizza is it doesn’t use tomato sauce and is usually served square rather than round. It was delicious flatbread with cream cheese with mushrooms and onions for toppings, well roasted and garnished. Hubby ordered ½ Roast chicken with root vegetables which he mentioned was quite nice.
While we waited for food in a German bakery, it was time to learn some German salutations, 🙂 You will not be bored, there is a lot of information about Germany and German food posted in their Newspaper style Menu. If you like to read books, you can borrow a book from their Mini Library and can also exchange with your old book. The service is fast and the staff is efficient, so whatever mood you are in, Brothaus will adjust with your schedule and provide the opportunity to spend a quality time.
For Dessert, I ordered Chocolate Fondant with coffee ice-cream and orange sauce. Hot and moist chocolate fondant is winter sweet treat; I relished it with orange sauce. Hubby ordered Warm Apfelstrudel with Vanilla Sauce.It was a quiet and relaxed afternoon at Brothaus Bakery, we will definitely return and would recommend it to all, a must try in Dubai.