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BROTZEIT GERMAN BIER BAR AND RESTAURANT
At Brotzeit, beer is always serious business. All of the beer they serve proudly adhere to the German Purity Law of 1516. But don't let that intimidate you! Brotzeit exudes an atmosphere that's friendly and inviting. Whether you're a beer aficionado or more of a casual fan looking for a unique beer experience, Brotzeit is sure to have something for you.
Brotzeit has four distinguished Paulaner beers on their tap. You can choose to try the Original Müncher Lager, Hefe Weißbier, Dunkel Hefe Weißbier, or Original Münchner Dunkel Lager in a third of a liter (P165, then P200 after 6 p.m.), half-liter (P250, then P300 after 6 p.m.) or one-liter (P445, then P540 after 6 p.m.) servings. All these wonderful beers go well with the traditional Bavarian dishes that Brotzeit's kitchen meticulously makes from scratch.
Order Pork Medallions (P580) for heavenly grilled pork wrapped in bacon with a generous serving of fries and vegetables. A plate of Veal Goulash (P780), with its soft braised veal shanks in paprika sauce, served with a side of buttered spätzle, is sure to be a hit with the beef lovers. For those who love crusty bread, try the Chicken Pizza (P580)—spicy chicken sausages, olives, mushrooms, tomato sauce, and mozzarella cheese nestled on rye bread.
For a working lunch, try the Executive Lunch Menu (P395) where you can have a set meal of an appetizer and a main course of your choice. You can start with Brotzeit's Garden Salad or the Soup of the Day. Couple this with Pork Mushroom Stew which is a plate of stewed pork tenderloin served with napkin dumplings and beans wrapped in bacon for a heavy lunch. You can also choose to have the Beer Battered Fish which is perfect for a lighter meal, with its crispy fried fish fillet with a side of wonderfully tart potato salad and tartar sauce. For somewhere in between, try the Paprika Chicken which is braised chicken served in paprika sauce with a side of buttered spätzle.
Brotzeit German Bier Bar & Restaurant, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Unit 112, Street Level, Mandaluyong City.
Strikingly beautiful interiors reminiscent of European gentlemen's bars will welcome you once you enter The Winebar at the second floor of Café 1771. The medley of smooth leather, dark wood, and soft lighting emanates a comfortable, classy, and elegant atmosphere.
Sitting in a quiet corner of the expansive space that The Winebar occupies is the wine cellar, which houses roughly 200 different bottles of wine—the prices of which are all available upon request. Right beside the wine cellar are the enomatic machines which house a lovely wine lineup carefully crafted by resident wine masters.
Aside from its scopic wine list, The Winebar prides itself in its oysters, burgers, and steaks. Wine masters and knowledgeable wait staff can help you pair your wine of choice with the food items in their extensive menu.
A good way to start off is with the Winebar's take on Oysters Rockefeller (P550)—big, juicy Aklan oysters baked with bacon bits, cheese, and some creamy spinach. The Winebar recommends a glass of chilled Chenin Blanc wine like Culemborg to go with this dish, as the crisp and lemony notes of this wine nicely counteracts the briny quality of the oysters.
Another must-try is the Crunchy Calamari Pasta (P350), which is crunchy squid, spaghetti, and tomato sauce all tossed together to make a dish that is somewhere between light and heavy. To go with this, The Winebar stands by some versatile rosado wine—the kind that is somewhere between the red and white spectrum, a pink wine, if you will—like Val de los Frailes.
For a heavier meal, the Winebar Burger (P410) is your best bet. That is 200 grams of certified Angus beef, fresh lettuce, roasted tomatoes, and grilled onions in a homemade brioche bun served with a side of fries, a pickle, and some oven-roasted bone marrow. For a hefty meal, The Winebar suggests an equally hefty wine such as Tall Horse's Cabernet Sauvignon.
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Pork mushroom stew with Brotzeit Garden salad
A liter of Paulener beer
Crunchy Calamari Pasta