Often, artery-hardening images come to mind when thinking of German food. Starchy noodles, big fat sausages, fattening gravies and sauces. But thanks to the Old Bauernhaus Restaurant in Kimberley, BC, a mountain retreat town in the East Kootenays, you can have your health and still feast like a Bavarian King. Whenever we head back to our hometown, a reservation to the Bauernhaus is always in order. Have the Bavarian Feast: a slow food, delectable 10-course extravaganza, using locally sourced and organic ingredients. All for a mere $35.25 per person!  We ordered 6 Feasts for the 7 of us. TIP! You really must reserve in advance to get a table and so that the chefs can prepare your courses.

The original Old Bauernhaus Restaurant was first constructed more than 350 years ago in Southern Bavaria or the Alps in Germany and was used as servants’ quarters. In 1987, it was dismantled and in 1989 shipped to Canada and reconstructed in Kimberley, where it has been ever since. It operates today as a restaurant offering freshly prepared specialities and traditional Bavarian dinners. TIP! Make sure to grab a cushion on the way to your hard wooden seat. 

The restaurant has a full liquor license and has a great selection of on-tap brews (try the German ones), VQA wines and cocktails.

The Courses

I’ll let the pictures do the talking for the Bavarian Feast!

Warm, fresh house-made bread with butter.

Whenever possible, the Bauernhaus uses locally and organically grown veggies.

Locally sourced meats and cheeses, yum!

It’s okay to lick the plate clean of the to-die-for garlic sauce on these prawns!

A beautiful winter salad.

Baked brie and homemade cranberry sauce …. mmm ….

Again, it’s perfectly acceptable to sop up all of this delicious sauce!

Perfect potatoes.

Winter veggies, grilled to perfection.

Spätzle, just like Grandma used to make.

Schnitzel, yum!!

There’s always room for a Hot Love dessert!

 

The meringues (my fav!) are complimentary at the end of the meal.

Bon Appétit!

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