I’m still thinking about the wonderful strudel I had at an event hosted by the German National Tourist Board (GNTB) and held at the Paulaner Brewhouse and Restaurant at 265 Bowery in New York. The strudel dough was thin, light and perfectly crisp. The filling is a special mixture Chef Daniel will share on March 13th (read down).
Brick and wood define the large Paulaner Brewhouse and Restaurant space. It’s cozy enough for a couple and, for those who dine en famille style, there’s a long picnic-type table in the center. Round tables at curved banks seat eight people comfortably, and the long separate bar seats a dozen and more who come for the Paulaner beers proudly brewed in house. Master brewer Andreas Heidenreich oversees the two customized copper and steel fermentation tanks imported from the Paulaner Brewery in Germany. In addition to preparing Hefeweizen, Munich Lager, Pale Ale, Schwarzbier, Master Brewer Heidenreich also brews the strong, dark malty Weizen Bock Dunkel. Paulaner serves Luminance, Riesling and Becker Estate, Pinot Noir wines as well. The restaurant is the closest place to being in a German beergarden.
Amid the gaiety at Paulaner, a discussion about the upcoming Luther Effect – 500 Years of Reformation exhibition in Berlin had a sobering effect momentarily. Gaiety returned quickly upon our learning that the Germany Michelin Guide for 2017 was released awarding three restaurants, the Rutz in Berlin, Opus V in Mannheim and Geisels Werneckhof in Munic, claiming their second Michelin star and ranking Germany’s 292 starred restaurants second after France.
From June until October this year, the Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichshafen is hosting a special: the 100th anniversary of the death of Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin, the German general and founder of the Zeppelin airship company.
Flying is hardly an activity of the past with the Lufthansa Airline group transporting over 7.9 million passengers to Germany in January 2017. Cargo capacity was raised by 1.7 percent and cargo sales were up 4.9 percent. Lufthansa, one of the world’s largest and most prestigious airlines serves 22 North American gateways and currently flies to 194 destinations in 76 countries. It currently has 180 new aircraft on order to be delivered by 2025, and will take delivery of 22 new aircraft, including the A350 (think special ergonomically-formed seat upholstery and more storage space in economy). The airline features all new onboard products in each class – a step closer to being the first five-star airline in the Western Hemisphere.
All at the tables at Paulaner awarded the Apple Strudel five stars. Executive Chef David’s extensive positions in Germany led to the states, where he became the executive chef of the entire KG-NY Restaurant Group, before joining Paulaner. On March 13, Chef Daniel will teach attendees all they need to know about the art of making strudel. The class is 2.5 hours long and is $60 per person (paulaner.com). It’s one class strudel lovers shouldn’t miss. A Lufthansa flight can take you to the real thing, starting with its onboard broadband wireless Internet service, FlyNet. (LH.com or follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchaat (‘lufthansa’).