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Alphorn Bistro - great German food!

greenstate | May 3, 2008 07:12 AM

There have been occasional threads about German food in New England. I am here to report that at the Alphorn Bistro, in Danbury NH, great German food is yours for the asking. At the intersection of Route 4 and Route 104, sits the Inn at Danbury. 20 minutes to Sunapee and about 30 minutes to Meredith and the Lakes Region, we've driven past it many times on ski trips and foliage trips but never stopped in. We now realize what a mistake it was to do our eating at the many, disappointing Common Man eateries in the area, rather than trying this quaint little restaurant. We started with a great German beer and a dry Riesling and Rosti, German potato pancakes with homemade applesauce. Next we had brew cheese which is like a fondue, served with apples and the most delicious bread. For entrees, we tried Kase Schnitzel which is pork schnitzel sauteed with onions and mushrooms and fontina cheese served with spaetzle and red cabbage. The chicken Alsatian is a chicken schnitzel served with spaetzle in a creamy lemon butter sauce. Both dishes were wonderful and surprisingly delicate. Our preconceived notions about heavy, gloppy German food were completely dismissed. We can't wait to go back and try some of their wursts and their other schnitzel offerings. I highly recommend this place. It is so wonderful and unusual. You feel like you are transported to another place by the food and the atmosphere. The chef came out and asked about our meal and we left there, looking forward to our next visit.

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