2 days in Bavaria. What's in season and what's a must have?
I will be in Bavaria (Isny im Allgau) Sunday and Monday of next week. Other than the beer, what should I try to eat while I am there. I'll have half of Sunday on my own and Monday in meetings. What should I seek out while I have time Sunday and what should I order if I see it on a menu Monday. Is there anything great in season now?
Also, any "don't miss" beers in the region? What is a typical Bavarian breakfast? Anything I should bring home with me?
Thanks for your advice.
Agree with Linguafood: you'll be happy if you stick w/ dishes that use what's in season: besides mushrooms and strawberries, I'm seeing currants, gooseberries and cherries in the markets.
As to what to bring home, you're not too far from wine country; maybe a bottle of ice wine or a burgundy or chardonnay from Bodensee....
OK. This may come too late, but perhaps not. Seeing that the usual bunch of Munich posters haven't replied, I might be able to jump in with some info.
Right now, it is high season for chanterelles & strawberries, so if you're a fan of mushrooms, go for it. They're served in all kinds of preps, and are definitely worth it.
As for beers, you can't go wrong with Andechser, Augustiner, or just a "helles" at any number of beergardens.
The typical Bavarian breakfast consists of weisswurst served with sweet brown mustard. I'm not a fan, as I find sucking down on a sausage in the morning to be a bit intense. If you feel the same way, you can get the wonderful German breakfast which includes fresh breakfast rolls, butter, cold cuts, cheese, soft-boiled egg, jam, coffee, milk) anywhere.
If you like cream cheese concoctions, try obatzter.
Thanks for the info! I don't have a problem with sausage in the morning. I think I can eat anything at any time of day. I will be on the lookout for chantrelles and strawberries!
I'm looking forward to the great beer.
Do you know if beer gardens in small towns are open on Sundays?