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If you like to eat well, you will not only learn a lot about the whole world, but also about its history. The story – or rather the stories – told about St. Martin of Tours, to whom a special feast day has been dedicated on 11 November, is particularly topical. It is said that the people of Tours wanted Martin to be their bishop against their will, but he was too modest and preferred to hide in a goose house. The geese, however, chattered so excitedly that Martin was found and could be consecrated. According to another story, a cackling flock of geese waddled into the church and interrupted Bishop Martin during his sermon. Both stories, whether true or not, formed the origin of a custom that today can turn any day into a feast day: The St. Martin’s goose dinner.
At least at the Grosch in Rödental, because this year they serve a whole St. Martin’s goose not only on 11 November, but for the whole month. Once again, we show what delicacies can be conjured up from tradition, quality and expertise. Stuffed with apples, onions and mugwort, the St. Martin’s goose goes into the oven for a few hours before it is served crispy brown and portioned with numerous side dishes. It is served with a sauce that is second to none.
And because everyone should make their own luck at Grosch, this time there are also all kinds of side dishes to suit individual tastes. After all, some prefer the thigh, others the goose breast, and the wings are said to be particularly popular with many. That’s why the homemade dumplings are joined this time by the napkin dumpling and the apple-blue cabbage comes in the company of a wonderfully nutty and spicy bunch of Brussels sprouts. Of course, the chestnuts and cranberries can’t be missing either.
Somehow a goose like this is predestined for a festive meal, the kind that is usually only enjoyed at Christmas. That’s why we have embedded our Martinmas goose in a menu as a foretaste, starting with a goose broth with semolina dumplings and vegetable strips. The crowning glory is a chocolate ice cream with wild berries.
The only thing missing is the right drink for happiness, which is served in a large pitcher. Nothing tastes better than a wagoner’s drink, which even in grandma Lina’s time kept many a beer lover in the restaurant longer than many a wife would have liked. No wonder, because the mahogany-coloured, silky Fuhrmannstrunk with its wonderfully creamy foam develops its full malt character from the very first sip. When such a Fuhrmannstrunk comes in a pitcher, it looks even more impressive than usual. But of course that’s just a recommendation, because what goes into the pitcher is purely a matter of taste and that’s why there’s a free choice here among all the Grosch brewery specialities.
The goose with side dishes and the pitcher of beer can only be ordered as a complete package.
Advance booking at least three days in advance is urgently required by calling 09563-7500.