Tuesday, February 03, 2009
one night at the black forest inn...
For dinner, we wanted to try someplace neither of us been before, which made me think of The Black Forest Inn in Conestogo.
The layout reminded me of places I ate at during childhood, the type of taverns that were plentiful then but have disappeared as time marched on. The long tables and area set aside for a dance floor brought back memories of many family meals at the Anderdon Tavern in Amherstburg, though we were never there for music.
We figured the Sunday night buffet was the easiest way to sample the menu. Amid the sausage, schnitzel and sauerkraut was a dish served at several restaurants in the region that I had never laid eyes on before: pigtails.
Getting at the meat required an archaeological dig, but the result was worth it. The taste reminded me of sweet-glazed pork ribs. Neither of us minded the pigtail, despite the amount of gunk we cleared away.
All photos taken January 25, 2009