A major part of the Germany/Europe experience is enjoying food that has been “Canadianized/Americanized” in a more authentic form. During my stay in Europe I will try to share with you my gastronomical adventures, so without further ado…
Postwaggen / Ratskeller Aachen
The Postwaggen restaurant is located in Aachen’s main square and is one of the restaurants situated underneath the Cathedral. From the outside it doesn’t look very spacious and since summer is slowly making its way here, they had the patio set up…
which in this case means just putting some chairs outside, in the (pedestrian only) street. Upon entering the restaurant you find out that your assumption about its small size was right.
You’d be able to fit maybe 10-15 people there but probably not more and definitely not comfortably (just imagine if the person at the end needs to step out). Other than the area pictured above there was the booth where I sat which could accommodate another 4-5 patrons and the bar area. It’s a small and cozy restaurant and the decorations definitely make it seem like you’re in an old German pub. Sit outside if you’re claustrophobic.
One of the greatest things about the German menu is that you can always find some sort of schnitzel. At the Postwaggen I ordered the Hausgemacht Schweinschnitzel „Wiener Art“ mit Pommes und Pilzcreme (Homemade Pork Schnitzel “Vienna Style” with potato and mushroom cream) and a small Bitburger. I was first brought a simple starter
Some warm bread, fresh green olives and a sauce that seemed to be made of oil and crushed chilly peppers but not spicy at all. It went well with the Bitburger.
A short while after, the pièce de résistance made its appearance.
The meat was melt-in-your mouth delicious and the salad had a really great vinaigrette which really complemented the pork. I wasn’t sure about the lemon but decided to try it on a small piece and it was alright. I don’t think I would have it again but it wasn’t bad.
The service was quick, friendly and understanding of my limited knowledge of the German language. It’s a great place to visit if only for the experience of enjoying a delicious meal in a cozy, German restaurant.