Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Quick Review... Restaurants of Lindau, Germany

Rather than the "Quick Reviews" of wine you normally read on Tuesdays, we thought this week we would present you with quick reviews of the most memorable restaurants from our recent vacation to Germany and Austria. In this post, we discuss the restaurants in Lindau am Bodensee, Germany.

Zur Fischerin: A cosy basement restaurant on the street behind the harbor hotels, this restaurant beckoned us in. In these first days in Germany, we were often surprised to find wine bars (we now realize they are just a part of the culture as beer gardens are there.). Local wine from the Bodensee region and local produce from the farms of the area filled the menu. In fact, this Weinstube (or "wine tavern") was a hit for us both. The service was both fun (as Tina tried to use her German) and accommodating (the restaurant was packed but we felt no pressure to hurry our meal), as we lingered over a glass of wine after our last dinner in Lindau, reminiscing and talking about adventures to come.

Zur Fischerin is an art gallery as well as a wine tavern
Weinstube Frey: Dinner in a wine tavern that's been in operation for more than 200 years, and in a building constructed in the 1400's was a serious treat. Add to that the focus on regional specialities and delicious pilsner beer...we're still talking about that first night in Lindau.

Main dining room, Weinstube Frey
La Fontana: An Italian restaurant in Germany? You bet! Great beer from Post, and excellent thin crust pizza, smothered in fresh ingredients. 
Balsamic vingar on pizza was a first for us

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