Troutman business community welcomes Bavarian Kitchen
Bavarian Kitchen owners Dominik and Anita Hofstaetter pose for a photo with town officials and members of the business community during Tuesday's ribbon-cutting ceremony.
BY DEBBIE PAGE
Troutman town officials and members of the Troutman Business Council officially welcomed Dominik and Anita Hofstaetter and their Bavarian Kitchen to town at the restaurant’s grand opening and ribbon cutting on Tuesday.
Located 275 North Main Street, next to Pellegrino’s, Bavarian Kitchen then began serving its authentic German fare at lunch and dinner.
Mayor Pro Tem Paul Henkel thanked the Hofstaetters, who were born and raised in Upper Bavaria, for choosing the Troutman community to open their business. He added that he looked forward to enjoying many meals there in the future.
The couple came to the area on holiday twice in 2016 and fell in love with the Lake Norman area. “We love the landscape, and the people are so much friendlier here than in Germany, especially to the kids,” Anita added.
The Hofstaetters are offering a limited grand opening week menu and will be expanding it in the coming weeks. Dominik plans to change the food offerings monthly to match changing German seasonal and holiday preferences, and Anita will be creating delicious desserts beginning next week.
The renovated decor, which cost the couple almost $100,000, is dominated by cozy rustic wood booths with curtained German landscapes, large antler chandeliers, and a long marble top bar serving German brews and wines.
Small dishes include obazda, a cheese cream with brie, onions, and pretzel; wurstsalat, a sausage salad with pickles, onion, and pretzel; weisswürst, a pair of white sausages with sauerkraut, mustard, and pretzel; schweinsbratwürstl, two pair of Numburger pork sausages with sauerkraut, mustard, and pretzel; and leberkäse, bavarian Fleischkaese with sweet mustard and pretzel.
Bavarian classic meals include weiner schnitzel (baked pork with fries and salad), schweinsbraten (roasted pork in beer sauce with dumplings and side salad), and teufelstoast, also known as Devil’s Toast (pork schnitzel on toast with slightly hot sauce, fries, and salad).
Kids meals are also available, including schnitzel and fries, spatzle (soft egg noodles) with sauce, and dumplings with sauce.
The restaurant also serves adult beverages such as a variety of Hofbräuhaus beers imported from Munich on tap and in bottles as well as schapps and assorted wines. Cappuccino, macchiato, and espresso are also served.
The Bavarian Kitchen will be open Tuesday through Saturday each week from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Call 704-980-4199or check on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/restaurantbavariankitchen for more information.