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Taste of Melbourne: Munich Brauhaus Beer Hall

The human has five senses. It’s these senses that defined our unique take on the world; every hour, minute and second of the day. If one of the five senses had to be removed, which one would you choose? For The Modern Connoisseur, it certainly wouldn’t be taste!

Taste of Melbourne is back for another four days to tease and tantalise our taste buds. From the 13 to the 16 of November, Taste of Melbourne sets the scene to experience the very best that Melbourne restaurants have to offer at Pelican Lawn, Albert Park Lake.

Taste of Melbourne offers a number of attractions that complement the various restaurant features, including for the first time – Munich Brauhaus Beer Hall. From Thursday to Sunday of this week, Munich Brauhaus will be branching away from its South Wharf HQ to offer a unique beer hall experience. Occupying the largest tent on the site, the temporary beer hall will capture the taste of Munich.

Also out on force will be the beer bike, making round the clock visits to the Taste site and returning to Munich Brauhaus – the greenest transportation to Taste of Melbourne! Enjoy high quality non-alcoholic beers and fresh pretzels as participants peddle their way to Albert Park Lake.

To give you the heads up of what to expect at the Munich Brauhaus Beer Hall, The Modern Connoisseur put on its proverbial lederhosen and venture to South Wharf.

The beer hall will be offering their extensive range of German beers (including the likes of Munich Lager, Franziskanner Hefe Weissbier Hell and Lowenbrau Original) and complemented with a dish specifically catered for Taste of Melbourne – Chargrilled Nurnberger Sausage, Sauerkraut with Speck, German Mustard.

Chargrilled Nurnberger Sausage, Sauerkraut with Speck, German Mustard

The Nurnberger Sausage is a smaller iteration of the bratwurst sausage. However, don’t be fooled by its small size – these sausages pack a powerful punch.  Whether being an entree (four sausages) or main (six sausages – apparently there isn’t a five sausage dish in Germany), the sausages were dense but pleasant on the palate with soft hints of marjoram complementing the succulent pork and beef mince. The charred grilled sausage had a lovely crispy exterior and complemented with the soft flavours of the sauerkraut.

Accompanying the signature dish were some fantastic side dishes. The highlights being the super-rich mac and cheese, creamy mash potato and fresh green beans were all perfect additions with the sausages. For the mustard fans, there are a few options and expect a smooth rich tangy taste to the crispy sausages.

Finally, for desert we sampled the Hausmade Apfelstrudel, Vanilla Custard, Fresh Cream.

Hausmade Apfelstrudel, Vanilla Custard, Fresh Cream

The Chargrilled Nurnberger Sausage is the ideal German beer haul dish. Filling enough to power through another stein, but not too heavy to be in a food comma. As you prost your beer glasses to Taste of Melbourne, be sure to visit the Munich Brauhaus Beer Hall.

Taste of Melbourne will be operating from the 13th to 16th of November. For more information about Taste of Melbourne and to purchase tickets can be found here.

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