One of my favorite restaurants in Dresden’s New Town (Neustadt) has a strange name: purple sauce (lila Soße). Sounds crazy – but it’s more an eye-catcher than e real description of what’s happening there. The young staff is extremely friendly, the guys in the kitchen are creative.
Situated in one of the romantic courtyards in Dresden Neustadt it is a relatively quiet place, including outside seating when the weather allows. When they started their business, the idea of serving food in Weck jars was quite new – in these days everybody does it, whether it’s practical or not (sometimes it is definitely not). In the meantime they have a pragmatic approach at lila Sauce and – fortunately – serve the Schnitzel and other tidbits on a plate.
So one evening we enjoyed a wild herb salad with strawberries, plucked mozzarella and apple balsamic (9.50 €), which looked so appetizing that the American tourist on the table next to ours came over and asked what it was (there are menus in English – but what are words compared to colorful plates?) The salad was provided with a wonderful fruity dressing, there were more strawberries than we saw on first sight, well camouflaged and unexpectedly tasty
Pearl barley risotto with asparagus and watercress (€ 10.50) suffered a little under a proverbial infatuation of the cook – or he’s not, but acted accordingly. Apart from that a beautiful vegetarian main course, colorful and full of flavor. Our accompanying wine was a Muller-Thurgau from one of the best winemakers of the region, Martin Schwarz, who lives in the neighborhood.