Jaeger Haus, German Food in Tivoli

by Anne Maxfield on October 15, 2018

Accidental Locavore German SchnitzelFriends of ours have been trying to get us/me to Jaeger Haus for German food for months now. Finally a serendipitous text, got us together and we headed up to Tivoli.

Since I was the only one who hadn’t been there before, we decided to get a bunch of different dishes and share them, so I could get a better sense of the menu.

Accidental Locavore German FrittersWe started with the smoked trout and the sauerkraut fritters. The fritters were like a German take on tater-tots or arancini. It was a small bundle of sauerkraut surrounding bacon, kielbasa and Emmanthaler cheese, deep fried and served with Paprika Aioli. Delicious (and a huge improvement on tater-tots)!

Accidental Locavore German Smoked TroutThe trout, smoked in-house, was served with a mustard vinaigrette, cucumber salad and big slices of rye bread to pile everything on. Everything was good on its own, but even better in combination.

The surprise dish of the evening was a special of apples and potatoes—Himmel und Erde (heaven and earth). It was something I never would have ordered, but our server insisted that we try it, and we were blown away by it! The apple and potato wedges were sautéed in butter and tossed with parsley. A simple dish, if it’s on the menu when you go, order it, you’ll be so glad you did!

Accidental Locavore German Apples and PotatoesMain courses are large and perfect for sharing. We spilt a sausage plate with weisswurst, smoked baurenwurst and bratwurst. All three were really good and went well with the warm German potato salad, sauerkraut and mustard.

Schnitzel is a must and Jaeger Haus has several different varieties. We went for the classic Weiner schnitzel—veal with red cabbage and spaetzle—all good.

Accidental Locavore German Sausage PlatterAlthough we didn’t order it this time, I was the happy recipient of some leftover Schweinshaxe when my husband went there the first time. It’s a huge portion of crispy confit of pork shank, with mashed potatoes and it was tasty, even the next day. Plan on sharing it or bringing home leftovers.

Accidental Locavore German DessertIf the dessert we had is any indication, desserts are also large and very shareable. The Windbuetel is a German version of profiteroles. Instead of ice cream, these cream puffs are filled with strawberry jam and whipped cream and topped with a caramel sauce. A delicious order is 4 puffs–one for each and we were happy.

There are local and German beers and ciders. If you follow them on Facebook, you’ll get the latest specials and special beer events.

 

 

 

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Anne Maxfield October 23, 2018 at 12:22 pm

Thanks! We’re looking forward to seeing you soon and ejoying more of the great food!

Emily , Andreas and chef Paulo October 20, 2018 at 9:04 am

Hi Ann,
We really enjoyed you coming in and sampling our fare, and we are very grateful for your writing about us ! We do hope you will come in again, our menu has changed a bit to match the season and there is nothing like tender braised saurbraten on a chilly evening . What we hope to achieve at Jaeger Haus is a warm sense of community, a gathering place typical of those in Germany, as well as striving for deliciousness! Thanks again Ann and see you soon

Anne Maxfield October 16, 2018 at 11:34 am

The apples were Granny Smiths (peeled) and the potatoes were Yukon Gold. Lots of butter!!!

Richard October 16, 2018 at 11:07 am

What kind of apples would you say are the best for the apple/potato dish. Heck, what kind of potatoes were they, too? 🙂

Venice, FL Doug October 15, 2018 at 11:12 am

Hi, I would definitely be going there if I were still up there. Hi Frank- how’s you game?

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