Our second stop of the Food Tour for Restaurant Week brought me and my fellow bloggers to Hildegard’s Biergarten. This was the one restaurant I hadn’t yet visited so I was especially excited to dine here.
Hildegard’s was voted the Best International Restaurant in the Valley, the Best German Restaurant in The Valley AND the Best German Restaurant in Alabama, so I went into the restaurant with high expectations and I’m happy to report that I wasn’t disappointed.
Hildegard’s has two locations: one on Whitesburg Drive and the other on Heathland Drive, which is across the street from the Madison Square Mall. We visited Hildegard’s on Heathland and it was a little bit difficult to find, so I used my GPS to get there. Once you know where it is, it is easy.
The restaurant is large, which makes it ideal for big parties, but I saw plenty of couples there as well. The decor is cute with, appropriately enough, lots of garden (or should I say “garten”) paraphilia. As you walk into the restaurant, you are greeted by bundles of flowers, gardening accessories and even a bird bath. They have very comfortable patio and picnic tables, and booths decorated with floral themes.
Though the decor is lovely, the star of the restaurant is definitely the food. We met the owners Sabina and her husband Jeff, and they were happy to talk to us about the restaurant’s history and cuisine.Then Sabina brought out dish after dish for us to try. In fact, there were so many different things that I started to lose track and didn’t even photograph the pork schnitzel, which was to die for! Everything we ate was perfectly cooked, amazingly seasoned, and most importantly delicious (even the stuffed cabbage, which I was never a fan of before now). Being a biergarten, they also had an extensive selection of beer (my kind of place!) and I had an Amber Ale with my meal.When we were so full we doubted we would be able to walk out of the restaurant without assistance, Sabina brought the desserts. I actually lost count of how many I tasted, but my favorites were the Black Forest Cake and the Blueberry Cheesecake. Her mother makes all the desserts in-house and she is a culinary artist. Everything was wonderful.As an added bonus, I made my first TasteMade Video about Hildegard’s Biergarten. Check it out at the link below. Note: Be kind, this is my first video! Also, I don’t know why it is so hard to say “Hildegard’s Biergarten”.
We also had a new blogger with us on this leg of the journey, Bo Williams, who blogs for Rocket City Mom.
Make sure you check out all of the bloggers’ wonderful posts.
Clint Cantwell with Grillocracy
Phillip Fryman with Southern FATTY
Bo Williams with Rocket City Mom
Constance Smith with Cosmopolitan Cornbread
Katie Wright with Katie Actually
1010 Heathland Dr Huntsville, AL 35816
256 – 513 – 8260
11: 00 am to 9:00 pm Mon-Sat