Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Wedding Update - rehearsal dinner

Sometimes you see a preview for a TV show (ex. Modern Family) and you feel pretty confident that you will like it. Other times it is the reverse where after the preview you wonder how that show ever made it past the idea stage. Man vs. Food definitely fell in the 2nd category. Why would anyone want to watch a show about a guy who eats a lot of food? I don't know why I even checked it out in the first place, but it is clear that my initial assumption on that show was dead wrong. Man vs. Food is not only watchable, but something that I set my DVR to and enjoy watching with M. Something about the host Adam Richman's personality combined with the interesting local restaurants he tries out makes for a fun tv show. I am still not as interested in the final "man vs. food" eating challenge, but I do like seeing where he goes and what he tries.

With that being written I am proud to announce that on June 4th, 2010 M and I's rehearsal dinner will be at a place featured on Man vs. Food Columbus - Schmidt's. Schmidt's is a German restaurant in the aptly named German Village part of Columbus. It has been around since the 19th century and I can vouch for the food being excellent.

The only sad note on this is that my original idea of a having a BBQ challenge for the rehearsal dinner didn't work out. I tried working with City BBQ and Hoaggy (the two most well known BBQ places in the area), but I couldn't find a private room available. That made it more complicated as I was tasked to find an open place that could fit 40-50 people. I looked around, but after a few deadends I gave up and decided to go with the easier option. If I lived in Columbus I am pretty sure I could have worked out the details, but from 700 miles away it wasn't easy enough. My goal now is to have a BBQ challenge for M and I's 5 year or 10 year anniversary party.

Overall though I am very excited about Schmidt's. For those of you who read the blog let me know what kind of menu would like. There is no guarantee I will pick what you like, but still I am curious about your opinions. Below are the options:

Schmidt's Traditional German Buffet

  • Schmidt's own fresh Pork Bratwurst
  • Famous Smoked Bahama Mama
  • Garlic Knockwurst (Baked Chicken may be substituted)
  • German Potato Salad
  • Hot Sauerkraut with Pork
  • Green Beans with bacon or glazed baby carrots
  • Chunky Applesauce
  • Fresh Garden Salad
  • Rolls & Butter
  • Coffee, Tea and Iced Tea
The American Buffet
Choice of three following Entrees:
  • Roast Beef
  • Pan Roasted Turkey
  • Baked Ham
  • Meat & Cheese Lasagna
  • Vegetable Lasagna

Served with the following Sides:

  • Apple Walnut Stuffing
  • Redskin Mashed Potatoes
  • Home-style Green beans
  • Tossed Green Salad
  • Rolls & Butter
The Specialty Buffet
Includes the following Choices:
  • Choice of Three Entrees
  • Choice of Two Side Dishes
  • One pre-plated salad
  • Rolls & Butter
  • Coffee, Tea and Iced Tea
List of Entrees -
  • Pork Bratwurst
  • Bahama Mamas
  • Garlic Knockwurst
  • Cabbage Rolls
  • Basil Garlic Chicken
  • Applesauce Meatloaf
  • Marinated Chicken Breast
  • Chicken and Egg Noodles
  • Baked Atlantic Whitefish
  • Roast Beef
  • Honey Baked Ham
  • Roast Turkey
  • Roasted Pork Tenderloin
  • Meat and Cheese Lasagna
  • Vegetable Lasagna
  • Vegetable Garden Spatzel
  • Spatzel Alpine
  • Chicken Fruelin
Side Dishes
  • Creamy Macaroni and Cheese
  • Chunky Applesauce
  • Hot Sauerkraut and Pork
  • Baked Red Skin Potatoes
  • Apple Walnut Stuffing
  • Redskin Mashed Potatoes
  • Green Beans With Bacon
  • Hot German Potato Salad
  • Schmidt's Style Baked Beans
  • Sweet Slaw
  • Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage
  • Cottage Cheese
  • California Blend Vegetables
  • Glazed Baby Carrots
  • Tossed Garden Salad
  • Pasta Salad
  • American Potato Salad


Mary said...

Who would go to a german restaurant for American food?! German buffet all the way! That's what was featured on Man v Food. The bahama mama's are great!

BP said...

I would vote for either the German buffet or the combo. The Garlic Knockwurst and the Bahama Mama's are the best things they have. And you should be sure that cream puffs are involved.

Anonymous said...

I would go German Buffet. Make sure they have cream puffs. I have always had delicious food there.