Just before Christmas, we were able to duck out of England for a long weekend in Dusseldorf, Germany. As a tourist destination, Dusseldorf doesn’t get a lot of notice next to Germany’s bigger names like Berlin or Munich. We chose it because it was a discount airline destination from our closest airport, and we’re glad we did. It was a cheerful and pleasant city–especially decorated for the Christmas markets–and we managed to slip away from the kids for an evening of proper German dining at Hausbrauerei Zum Schlüssel.
According to my husband, who has a bit of German heritage, mustard is the key to German food. Specifically, it’s beneficial to eat the rich breads and carbs with mustard as it helps speed digestion. This helps with that food-baby bulge that normally leaves you gasping for your belt buckle after a big meal. In that spirit, I started with the mustard cream soup. It was spicy and smooth, perfect for the house brew and the great slabs of brown bread that came with our meal.
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