The Bavarian Inn

Today, Polly had another one of her brilliant suggestions: “Let’s go to lunch at the Bavarian Inn in historic Shepherdstown, West Virginia.” Naturally, Polly’s human friends jumped at the opportunity. The Bavarian is a 4-star restaurant that specializes in fine German cuisine, and it also offers a beautiful view of the Potomac River.

What a view!

While looking off in the distance, Polly noticed the snow covered C&O Canal NHP, which is one of her favorite places. She wanted to take bunches of pictures, but her friends finally convinced her that it was time to go inside and eat. They weren’t disappointed!

Lunch started with some wonderful bread and a very tasty country pate (sorry, no accent marks). Tom had wild game meatloaf with asparagus and mashed potatoes, and Candee had a bratwurst with saurkraut and potatoes and gravy. Both had a wonderful English-style trifle for dessert. Does it get any better than that?

Oh, I need snowpants!

Everyone agreed that the Bavarian Inn is a great place to go to lunch. The food, drinks, and service were all of the highest quality, AND there is a casual downstairs dining room that is perfect for all of the hungry riders coming down the C&O towpath. Thanks for another fine idea, Polly! I can hardly wait to see where you want to go next!

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11 Responses to “Polly #5 Samples German Cuisine (Das Ist Gut!)”

  1. Tom & Polly~
    Thanks for taking me out to lunch today. I had a great time and the food was fantastic! Pierre loved the slice of Black Forest Cake (Schwarzwaelder Kirschtorte) we brought home for him…he was surprised and I got home just in time for him to have it with his afternoon coffee.

  2. It’s sounds like you had a good time, but you didn’t say what Polly ate. I hope they didn’t have frogs legs on the menu! Horrifying!

  3. I dipped my nose in the trifle just a bit. The usual things on a frog’s menu are a variety of small insects, but I do have a sweet tooth. I read where one of my fellow Pollys was eyeballing a waffle recently. I do have my favorites, but I like trying new things too. Thanks for commenting, JayJay!

  4. I like the picture of Polly in the snow. Where is Polly #5 going next?

  5. Barring some really nasty weather, Polly #5 hopes to make a New Year’s Day appearance in Cumberland, Md. for a hike on the C&O. Should be fun…and cold!

  6. Is Polly the new Bear Grylls? No winter clothes and sitting in the snow, she could easily become his sidekick. To prove herself worthy, next time you go to the Bavarian Inn, you will have to allow her to jump into the Potomac River (with no clothes, of course!)to brave the sub-zero temperatures!

  7. Pete has brought up a good point and I think you need to make Polly a fluffy green snowsuit with white trim around the hood and at the bottom of each sleeve. We can’t have her sitting in the snow without any pants on. Would you sit in the snow without pants on? Poor Polly!

  8. I WOULD like to have a snowsuit like the one you describe, but I have one small problem. I was purchased by someone of the male persuasion, and he’s not handy (AT ALL!!!!) with a needle and thread. I’m afraid that it’s going to be a long, cold winter, and I’m already longing for warmer weather! It seems like I’m going to be the official spokesfrog for the C&O Canal NHP, and I’m going to have to make the best of it. So between now and springtime, I’m going to have to live vicariously through any of my sister Pollies who will be heading south.

  9. I’ve only tried German food a few times. Your article makes me want to try it again. How many times have you eaten at the Bavarian Inn?

  10. I’ve only been to the Bavarian Inn one time, and that was for lunch. The menu was limited, but there were a few good items. I’m looking forward to going there for dinner. The evening menu is much more interesting (more choices), and I’d really like to have an appetizer and a bratwurst sampler for the main course.

    If you’re interested, there’s another German restaurant up the road in Hagerstown! I’m not sure what it’s called, but I’ll look into it!

  11. The Bavarian Inn is fantastic!