I haven't been very good about posting on specific meals in a long time but I'm going to try to get back into it. Had a great meal at Bronwyn last night after having not been there since last summer. I found the portions increased, the prices still quite reasonable, the food delicious, and the execution perfect.
I'll start by saying I've been a long-time fan of TW Food both for dinner and brunch and really like Chef Weichmann's style. French technique, attention to detail, and dishes with classic flavor profiles that are updated just enough to be interesting but not so over-contrived as to not be comforting. Bronwyn retains these qualities but is also more casual and comfortable for a weeknight meal. We shared:
-House Pretzels with Mustard: Great crust/chew while not being too dry inside.
-Wurst Trio Plate with sauerkraut and pork fat fried potatoes: Nicely cooked with a good sear on the outside. Wursts weren't terribly distinct flavor wise but were delicious, varied size-wise and were well balanced in flavor while not being overly salty. Great potatoes. Great comfort food.
-Schnitzel: Beautifully presented for a homey dish. Very thinly and evenly pounded, perfect pan-fry job and well seasoned. Served with white anchovy and lemon for zing and roasted cauliflower for some veggie.
-Cucumber salad: Paper thin and vinegary to cut through the richness of the other dishes.
-Glass of Riesling. At $8, a bargain these days for a distinct and enjoyable btg wine. From the Pfalz.
-Special of Sparkling Riesling. $10 for a more floral, off-dry sparkler.
-Donuts: Loved how not-sweet these were. Fresh from the fryer and topped with a rich port wine sauce and poppyseed jam. I find most desserts too sweet, but these were warm, rich, and delicious and the sauces complex because they didn't use sugar as a crutch.
Service was extremely attentive and thoughtful (including packing extra mustard for our leftovers). Waters were constantly refilled, we were never rushed, but always felt taken care of.
Given the dearth of German/Central European food in the area, I'm so happy to have an option that offers a slightly more refined version rather than the Disneyland/Cafeteria style German restaurants one often sees that serve giant beers and mediocre food.
Alas, they don't make Tafelspitz, but maybe at some point they will.