Siegi’s Sausage Factory
Hunter’s Schnitzel (Jaeger Schnitzel)
w/ Mushroom Sauce, Red Cabbage, German Fried Potatoes
Dish Score: 85
Overall Score: 85
- Presentation & Creativity: 13/20
- Portion Size & Nutritional Value: 8/10
- Ingredient Compatibility: 9/10
- Flavor, Taste, Texture, & Doneness: 37/40
- Service: 9/10
- Restaurant Appearance: 5/5
- Cost vs. Value: 4/5
I was first introduced to Siegi’s back in February when I was shopping around for Irish bangers and it was suggested I check them out. They were sold out at the time, unfortunately, but it got me in the door. Fast forward a few months and a friend of mine is suggesting that I try out their Hunter’s Schnitzel. Perplexed, she informs me that it is also a restaurant. Surprised how I’d missed that detail, and being one to never turn down a restaurant suggestion, I had to check it out.
Upon arrival, I realized my previous folly: the meat market entrance is on the southeast side, the restaurant entrance is on the north, and I had previously arrived from the south. Nevertheless, I was here now and had an appetite. Since I’d invited a friend along, I had an opportunity to check out the interior while I waited for her to arrive. The building has a nice, well-kept feel to it showing the pride and attention to detail the owners have in their business. The lobby had amazing ink pointillism drawings of local bridges drawn by a local artist. The dining area was constructed to feel as if you are entering a German family’s home and they are about to treat you to their kind hospitality.
After my friend arrived, we were seated. I already knew what I was ordering, as per my other friend’s recommendation, and asked for the Hunter’s Schnitzel (authentically known as the Jaeger Schnitzel). My friend wasn’t quite sure what she wanted so she asked the waitress to help her decide. Shortly after our orders were in, we had delicious looking plates of food in front of us. Disassembling her sandwich, my friend realized her sandwich came with mustard, although the menu hadn’t stated it would. Our waitress was completely understanding, stating she also didn’t like mustard, and apologized before quickly remedying the situation with a mustard-less sandwich.
As I cut into my schnitzel, I was enthusiastic to find it had a nice, light breading. The pork loin was moist, tender, and seasoned very well. The accompanying Mushroom Sauce was, more or less, a mushroom gravy. The flavors didn’t overpower the schnitzel and consisted of a slight pepper flavor along with mushroom.The German Fried Potatoes was cooked with bacon and had an amazing texture: a thin layer of slightly crisp exterior with a mouthwateringly perfect soft interior. The Red Cabbage had a good texture to it as well and was very flavorful as if it had been braised in a sweet wine.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed my lunch at Siegi’s. My only regret is not exploring the building during my first visit. Siegi’s offers quality meals (and meats) at very reasonable prices and their staff is helpful and friendly. The only change I would make would be a very minor one to their menu: make sure mustard is labeled on everything with mustard so the mustard haters don’t have to raise your food costs.
P.S. I think mustard is yummy.