Chef Stefan Hartmann’s Tasting Menu at Bauhaus Restaurant

To continue on after my Dishing with the Chef interview with Chef Stefan Hartmann, he prepared a 6 course tasting menu for me to give me a taste of his modern German cuisine. I have enjoyed his dishes in the past at Bauhaus, this time around he cooked some dishes off menu to highlight his clear flavours and on Modern German dishes.

1st course:

Vitello Tonnato

Vitello Tonnato

Vitello Tonnato with veal, tuna and tomato

2nd course:

Mackerel

Mackerel

Mackerel that was in house smoked, topped with an apple celeriac relish and horseradish foam. This dish allowed me to taste more of the mackerel that I had tried earlier in the day during our interview when the mackerel was fresh out of the smoker.

3rd course:

Local Sturgeon

Local Sturgeon

Local Sturgeon with sweet delicious kale, kale sprouts, red baby beets and white wine foam, this was an outstanding dish, fresh, flavourful and on point.

4th course:

Flat Iron steak

Flat Iron steak

Flat Iron steak, with horseradish and horseradish foam, Apple, potatoes, an outstanding dish originates in Southern Germany, that celebrates steak and potatoes in such a unique way.

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One of the wines which they paired with this course as well as the following was a dry Pinot Noir from German winery Kunstler which was a perfect match.

5th course:

Braised veal sirloin

Braised veal sirloin

Braised veal sirloin top cap with herb spätzle, in a delicious red wine jus, with braised cabbage, another flavourful dish where the hours of braising the veal is notable.

Palate refresher

Meyer Lemon Sorbet,

Meyer Lemon Sorbet,

Meyer Lemon Sorbet, with lime granita with a touch of basil and a splash of sparkling German Riesling to refresh my palate after the main dishes and before dessert.

6th course:

Deconstructed Apple strudel,

Deconstructed Apple strudel,

Deconstructed Apple strudel, with almond crumble, Apple raisin compote, a touch of cinnamon, and brown butter ice cream, a beautiful dish and the perfect ending to the tasting menu.

Bauhaus Restaurant

1 West Cordova Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-974-1147

Web: http://bauhaus-restaurant.com/

Twitter: @BauhausRest

Get to know Executive Chef Stefan Hartmann and read my interview with him here.

By: Richard Wolak