Interstellar Adventures

June 21, 2006

Chicken Dancers

Filed under: Elle & Zed — by InterstellarLass @ 9:38 am

On Saturday night, we dined at the Bavarian Grill, Plano’s homage to German food. My grandfather chose the restaurant for his Father’s Day dinner. I’d been once before, and it was OK. The owners and many of the waitstaff are German and turn out what seem to be pretty authentic dishes. Menu items are named in German with English descriptions, and their list of biers is extensive. The waiters wear Lederhosen and the waitresses wear dirndl dresses.

The problem was, we had to wait. And wait. And wait. You’d figure at 5:45 on a Saturday, a restaurant wouldn’t be on an hour plus wait. But you’d figure wrong. It was over an hour before we got a table. And then it was about an hour before our food came. Then the desserts were lackluster. The ice cream and fresh berries came sans berries, and when the berries arrived, they had been defrosted in the oven, and they weren’t fresh. The blueberries were downright chewy. And the apple strudel was something to be desired. The pastry wasn’t cooked all the way, and the apples were nearly raw. To top it off, our waiter had been in country for eight months, and his English was barely fair. Of course, I speak no German, so we were at an impasse.

The highlight of the evening was when Elle and Zed got up and danced to the Chicken Dance. Bavarian Grill features an Oom-pah Band and my kids can really shake a tail-feather.

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