Otto’s German Bistro | Fredericksburg, Texas
Otto’s German Bistro opens in the Historic Texas Hill Country
Last week I had the pleasure to work with some incredibly talented culinary friends down in Fredericksburg, Texas. Otto’s German Bistro is one of the newest restaurants to open it’s doors in this quaint little town, just seventy miles west of Austin. Otto’s is dedicated to serving dishes that reflect authentic regional German and Central European cuisine. Their focus on food, drink and ambience is simple, fresh and local. “What you see on your plate has been grown, raised or pickled by us or friendly farmers down the road.”
The team of business creatives, brilliant food minds and cocktail designers is comprised of owners John & Evelyn Washburne, Sommelier Adam Ehmer and Chef Adam Yoho. “We came to Fredericksburg along different paths, but were all drawn by its history and potential as a food and wine destination. After working in local restaurants, we understood that there was an opportunity for a new direction in dining. Our direction pays homage to Fredericksburg’s German heritage while bringing an emphasis to local ingredients, attention to cooking technique and presentation, and an attitude of excellence and creativity. Plus, we love interesting wines, unique beers and special spirits and we are always pleased to suggest pairings with your meal.”
For the locals in town : you all have a great restaurant to call your own. Go and enjoy a seat at the bar, try anything Chef Yoho is humming about in the kitchen, ask Ehmer his favorite wine to pair with your duck, and ask John to whip up his favorite cocktail of the month : you will not be disappointed.
And for those visiting Fredericksburg : there are so many amazing places to eat, drink, and enjoy. But I promise that you won’t be let down if you find yourself a seat in this cozy place and enjoy a night at this amazing restaurant. The staff, the cocktails, the wine & beer, the local produce, the fresh bread, the music, the twinkle lights on the patio and the way you feel like you belong there — are just a few of the reasons why I think you’ll want to come back again.
Everything on the menu is delicious, but the simpler and more local it got, the better it was in my book. My favorites had to be the delicious fresh hot bread and butter, the beet salad and the goat’s milk cheesecake. It was Heavenly.
Thank you John, Evelyn, Adam and Adam and your team for a fabulous two day fall photoshoot – full of incredibly delicious dishes, amazing wines and cocktails, beautiful attention to detail, simple yet stunning design, and truly, fabulous company! Otto’s is a comfortable place to share a drink or a meal, as well as, hear a story and tell your own story. I know I already look forward to my next trip to Fredericksburg. And in the meantime, I hope you all enjoy these images and hopefully a meal at Otto’s!!
Otto’s German Bistro | 316 East Austin Street | Fredericksburg, TX 78624 | 830.307.3336 | http://www.ottosfbg.com