Ballantyne Magazine

WINTER 2017-2018

Ballantyne Magazine covers news, events, real estate, restaurants, shopping, health, schools and business in the upscale Ballantyne Area of Charlotte, NC.

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Jägerschnitzel vom schwein (pork cutlets) Apfelstrudel dessert The gebackener ziegenkäse appetizer features goat cheese, spinach and sundried tomatoes wrapped in phyllo dough. Above: Gitta and Thomas Maier opened the Waldorn Restaurant in 1999. Below: The pretzel rolls are so delicious they alone are worth a trip. 40 BALLANTYNE WINTER 2017-2018 Feature Waldhorn Restaurant Entering the Waldhorn Restaurant on Lancaster Highway in Pineville is like stepping into Germany. Guests imme- diately feel at home in this authentic space, which husband and wife team Thomas and Gitta Maier opened in 1999. The menu is filled with true Ger- man cuisine. One of the specialties is wienerschnitzel vom kalb, which consists of breaded veal cutlets burst- ing with flavor. The restaurant boasts 12 imported German beers on tap that are served in traditional glassware. Addition- ally, all desserts are made from scratch by the in-house baker. To top it off, the homemade pretzel rolls are so delicious they're worth a trip on their own. The Maiers, both trained chefs, met while working together in a four-star restaurant in Germany. Gitta's parents owned the Waldhorn Restaurant back home, and the couple decided to name their restaurant in honor of her parents' place. "Germans have a saying, 'gemüt- lichkeit,' which stands for comfort and relaxation," Gitta explained, "and that's what we want our guests to experience." Home-cooked German Cuisine

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