Das Schnitzelhaus brings a new type of cuisine to the Summit City: German! The owner, Cornell Taubert, opened up the restaurant at 1522 W. Main St., a few months ago in response to a void. He said he thought it was "strange" there was no German restaurant in town, despite a significant German-American population here. Also, as a longtime chef, he was cooking at home already. Why not share his love of German fare, and make some money at the same time? Those who are determined to make something happen often do, and that's exactly what Taubert did.
Taubert draws on his 25 plus years of experience in the business, and it shows. The restaurateur prepares the cuisine fresh, on site. The menu, which changes seasonally, includes German classics like schnitzel (the restaurant's namesake), sausage., and red cabbage. In his words, it's "a little bit of everything. " As a vegetarian, I was delighted to hear they even serve a veggie platter. And the best part: Black Forest cherry cake!
The atmosphere is equally important as the menu. Located in an old Victorian home, this place exudes quaintness. Large groups should note the dining room is rather small, so it's wise to call ahead. Das Schnitzelhaus is open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Friday and 5-11 p.m. Saturday. Reservations are accepted, and carry out is available. For more information, call 260.444.2946.
Lauren Caggiano was raised in Fort Wayne, and returned in 2007 upon graduation from the University of Dayton. (Go Flyers!) The president of WriteOn LLC, she specializes in writing, marketing, and French translation. In her spare time she enjoys working out, thrifting and volunteering.