Photo courtesy of The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce
You don’t need a passport to try truly authentic German food as Taste of Berlin is located right in Brandon.
When you walk into Taste of Berlin, located at 526 Oakfield Dr. in Brandon, you feel as though you have been transported to the lovely German city of Berlin. Owners Margitta and Holger Engel have created an authentic German Restaurant right here in Brandon.
Upon entering Taste of Berlin, you will notice the street signs from West Berlin and East Berlin. The framed photo of the Brandenburg Gate was taken by the Chef from a helicopter. All of this, including the vintage newspaper clippings on the front desk, adds to the authentic restaurant’s feel. To add to your experience is the knowledgeable service staff, all of whom are fluent in both English and German.
Holger is a classically trained chef who worked in many of Berlin’s finest hotels. Together, Holger and his wife, Margitta, have years of experience in hospitality. The Engels bring authentic, tasty food to you in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
The Engels are Brandon residents who moved here from Berlin one-and-a-half years ago. They opened Taste of Berlin soon after, to the delight of many.
The food at Taste of Berlin is comforting and delicious. The specialty is Jaeger Schnitzel, which is breaded pork, pan fried and topped with a creamy mushroom sauced and served with homemade spaetzle. If you have not tried a dish like this, you must get to Taste of Berlin. Other offerings such as the Sauerbraten and red cabbage, Hackbraten, Rindergulasch, and special German sausage, the Berliner Currywurst, are sure to please. Both German wine and beer are available too.
Holger said, “All of our food is fresh and homemade.” Taste of Berlin offers a full menu as well as lunch and dinner specials. The lunch specials are good for the person on the go. “Dinner specials,” said Holger , “are what you would eat at home.” Everything is homemade including the delectable desserts such as the apple strudel and the rote gruetze, a summer time staple in Germany made with cherry compote, whipped cream and homemade vanilla sauce.
Taste of Berlin is open Wednesday – Friday for lunch from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and for dinner Tuesday-Friday, 4:30-8:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 4-9 p.m. In response to customer demands, Taste of Berlin is now open on Sundays for lunch from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
For more information on Taste of Berlin, please call 685-9392. You can also read reviews on Yelp and Urban Spoon.”