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Old 03-03-2013, 03:30 PM   #1
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What's good...and not so good...at Biergarten?

We have not eaten at Biergarten for years. I remember when you ordered from a menu, well before the buffet option. I think that we did eat at the buffet once or twice but it's been years. This June we have a reservation for lunch and are pretty excited about the show and the fun atmosphere. What is really good? What should we stay away from? Do they serve german style hot dogs too....we have a picky eater. Do they serve pitchers of beer also or is it strictly by the glass? Since we're picking up the tab for six of us, it would be great if they had pitchers LOL!
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We have not eaten at Biergarten for years. I remember when you ordered from a menu, well before the buffet option. I think that we did eat at the buffet once or twice but it's been years. This June we have a reservation for lunch and are pretty excited about the show and the fun atmosphere. What is really good? What should we stay away from? Do they serve german style hot dogs too....we have a picky eater. Do they serve pitchers of beer also or is it strictly by the glass? Since we're picking up the tab for six of us, it would be great if they had pitchers LOL!
I avoided the "head cheese" my husband pointed out to me on the buffet, which is made from animal brains which I guess is a German delicacy. No thanks!
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:13 PM   #3
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Yuck! What does head cheese look like....so I can avoid it too?!
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:17 PM   #4
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Yuck! What does head cheese look like....so I can avoid it too?!
I think it looked like pimento loaf if I remember correctly (I've tried to block it from my memory!). DH used to be a butcher & knew what it was right away! It does not look like cheese!
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Thank you! I just looked up pictures of it online. Nope...ugh ugh...not trying it. Hopefully everything else is pretty good.
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:49 PM   #6
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You can see a lot of pictures of the buffet here:

http://www.easywdw.com/uncategorized...n-epcot-41312/

There's also pictures of the drink menu, and it doesn't look like they sell pitchers.
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:54 PM   #7
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I avoided the "head cheese" my husband pointed out to me on the buffet, which is made from animal brains which I guess is a German delicacy. No thanks!
I don't think its brains (mad cow anyone) but still.
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:17 PM   #8
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Biergarten has an extensive selection of cold salads that are very good. I love salads and I could make a meal of just the salads alone. They have beet salad, tomato salad, cucumber salad, etc. The roasted potatoes and chicken are also good. The only thing I disliked is the schnitzel was a little dry last time. The dessert selection is also nice, everyone loved the vanilla pudding!

The show is very fun. There is a dance floor you can wander down to if you want, the kids love this part of eating at Biergarten!
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The best thing on the buffet was definitely the pear dessert. Can't remember what they called it but it was kind of like a danish and delicious! (I don't give that compliment lightly either) The Black Forest dessert - meh. The cheesecake - just fine but not spectacular. As for the non-dessert food (can you tell what's always my fave ) ... The pot roast was very good. I don't remember seeing sour beef on the buffet, ironically, but I remember my Mom telling me that the sour beef was lousy when they had it so I didn't mind. The German potato salad (the warm stuff, not the cold kind w/ mayo) was pretty good. I loved the cabbage salad as well. Didn't try anything that looked too foreign or scary so I didn't get any "avoids." Our family of 3 really enjoyed Biergarten!
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I love Biergarten and especially 2 desserts there. The Apple Strudel shown in the picture has a vanilla custard you can pour on it, makes it twice as good. I also love a dessert that I think is called Rose Guerte (or something similar). It's a red fruit with vanilla-type custard over it. It's in individual cups on the buffet.
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Thanks for all of your replies!
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I don't think its brains (mad cow anyone) but still.

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Head cheese or brawn is a cold cut that originated in Europe. A version pickled with vinegar is known as souse. Head cheese is not a cheese but a terrine or meat jelly made with flesh from the head of a calf or pig (sometimes a sheep or cow), and often set in aspic. The parts of the head used varies, but the brain, eyes, and ears are usually removed. The tongue, and sometimes even the feet and heart, may be included.
Head cheese may be flavored with onion, black pepper, allspice, bay leaf, salt, and vinegar. It is usually eaten cold or at room temperature as a luncheon meat. It can also be made from quality trimmings from pork and veal, adding gelatin to the stock as a binder.
Historically, meat jellies were made of the cleaned (all organs removed) head of the animal, which was simmered to produce stock, a peasant food made since the Middle Ages. When cooled, the stock congeals because of the natural gelatin found in the skull. The aspic may need additional gelatin, or more often, reduction to set properly.

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Oh man I love the Biergarten. It has become a yearly tradition.

I don't think I have had anything bad there. Just get small portions, a bite or two to try. If you don't like it then no harm. If you like it you can always go back and get more.

I love the sausages both cold and hot, the potato dumplings, the spatzle, the roasted chicken and the desserts. And I always get a beer with my meal. I mean how can you go to a place with beer in the name and not get one? Unless of course you are too young, don't drink or can't drink for health reasons.
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:10 AM   #15
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My whole family LOVES the German style meatballs that are only at lunch, probably 70% of the reason we go there everytime we are in Epcot!!!! They are not far off a regular homemade meatball or meatloaf but they just so good!
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