Summer Euro 2013: Köln / Cologne food & drink

by | Sep 20, 2013 | International Travel, Travel

Even though I am not traditionally a fan of light beer, when in Köln, you need to try the Kölsch! Both places we visited only had the traditional light beer on draft and it comes as a standard 0.2dl pour. The waiter will mark your coaster with a hash mark to indicate how many you’ve had.

Fruh am Dom — Around the corner from the Dom, we sat in the way back and placed our food order minutes before a giant tour group arrived. I had the cream of broccoli soup that came with a tasty brown bread roll and Eric had the ‘Halver Hahn’ – a roll with a huge hunk of aged Dutch gouda. Delicious!

kolsch beer
our fruh beers

Max Stark — For dinner I got a bit ambitious and ordered the ‘Flönz’ (black pudding) and Liverwurst. Both were melt-in-my-mouth delicious and as you can see, both items certainly come with enough onions! Much to Eric’s relief, I pushed most of those to the side. :) Eric opted for the Speckpfannkuchen, a bacon pancake that easily could have served two people.

the problem here? not enough onions.
meat and onions!

They serve the Paffgan Kölsch which we both thought had a deeper flavor that the Fruh we tried at lunch. We were lucky to score an empty table as this place was packed when we arrived and remained busy past our departure.


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