If you have read a couple of my latest blogs, you will notice an underlying theme – Can you say Las Vegas Girls Trip? One of our notable culinary excursions included the Hofbrauhaus German Beer Hall and Restaurant. This Hofbrauhaus is an exact replica of the legendary Hofbrauhaus in Munich, Germany. They take a lot of pride in giving you an experience as authentic and unforgettable as the 400 year old original. From the traditional beer hall that features nightly live entertainment to the tree lined beer garden, touches of Bavaria surround you.
My friend Marcie spent several years in Germany while she was in the military. With her help, we navigated the menu. I had the Hofbrauhaus Platte – A combination of Bavarian favorites. Smoked pork loin, pork roast, smoked sausage, dark beer sauce, sauerkraut and mashed potatoes (see below). She and Sarah had the Jagerschnitzel – Pork cutlet “Hunter Style” topped with creamy mushroom sauce, bacon, onions served with spatzle, a special german noodle and cranberries (along with a side of sauerkraut).
The food was exceptional and totally authentic, served in traditional family style. We had an early dinner (5 pm) because we had a date with the Chippendales. We had reservations, but could have walked right in. Reservations are recommended as most of the tables already had reserved signs on them. Don’t come to this place and plan on having great conversation. It is on the noisy side (even at 5 pm when it wasn’t very full). The main dining hall is a huge open room with high ceilings. I think this causes some really strange acoustics and contributes to the noise factor. If you love authentic German food, put Hofbrauhaus on your list of stops next time you are in Vegas!