Delicatessens are wonderful places. Logs upon logs of cold cuts, rows of sausages, slabs of bacon, wheels of cheeses and shelves of specialty ingredients. What’s not to love? One deli I was able to visit recently was Donau Gourmet, a cozy delicatessen and cafÃ© that serves authentic German cooking.
Run by a husband and wife team — he’s a German chef and she runs front of the house — Donau Gourmet offers daily specials that are written on a chalkboard behind the glass counter. Here, you can order, then grab a seat at one of the cozy tables where you can enjoy your meal amidst the piped in German music.
Aside from the cafÃ©’s offerings, Donau Gourmet has an extensive line of sausages and cold cuts, all locally manufactured, assuring you of freshness. Peering at the glass display cases was tough! It’s so difficult to choose because I wanted to try everything. Fortunately, everything is reasonably priced.
We ended up bringing home some Mushroom Lyoner, Smoked Bacon, Scheublig, Pusta Hungarian and a sausage that’s exclusive to them whose name escapes me right now. Overall, the sausages were good. They were seasoned well, firm and juicy, and bursting with flavor. For the ones we tried, the meat was grinded evenly, unlike other sausages, which sometimes have large, undesirable chunks of fat.
Also worth highlighting is the bacon. When I opened the package, I was shocked at how thin the slices were. I was even quick to note that I shouldn’t buy it again, words that I had to bite back, as they turned out marvelous! They were perfectly seasoned, light and amazingly crisp.
If you’re in the area, be sure to drop by Donau Gourmet for a relaxing meal or to grab goodies for bringing home. You’re sure to find something to love.
130 Amorsolo Mansion
Amorsolo corner Rufino Sts.
Legaspi Village, Makati City