Commercialised events such as Valentines Day or Christmas In July are the perfect excuse for a wee bit of indulgent eating. I don’t really care for either but I’ll always welcome a celebratory meal.
If you’re after a restaurant which takes ‘Christmas in July’ seriously or if you just want a hearty winter feast, then Lowenbrau Keller is worth checking out.
As guests of Lowenbrau Keller and Zing PR, Helen, Suze, Lisa, Karen, Squishies and I were recently invited to a sneak peek at their Christmas in July menu.
Throughout this month, weekly delicacies will be on offer, including venison or slow roast short ribs in the first week, braised lamb shanks or wine marinated beef roast in the second week, Franziskaner bier goulash or simmered veal cheeks in the third week and turkey schnitzel or stuffed capsicum with pork and herbs in the last week; plus other festive specials.
In true food-blogger style, we were naturally fed almost all these dishes in the one night!
I think the pictures speak for themselves –

Lowenbrau Keller, Austrian and Bavarian cuisine at The Rocks Sydney - Christmas in July festive menu - giant soup bowls

Lowenbrau Keller, Austrian and Bavarian cuisine at The Rocks Sydney - Christmas in July festive menu - cream of mushroom soup with crusty bread

Lowenbrau Keller, Austrian and Bavarian cuisine at The Rocks Sydney - Christmas in July festive menu - cute Austrian uniformed staff

Lowenbrau Keller, Austrian and Bavarian cuisine at The Rocks Sydney - Christmas in July festive menu - franziskaner bier goulash

Lowenbrau Keller, Austrian and Bavarian cuisine at The Rocks Sydney - Christmas in July festive menu - venison stew with sauteed mushrooms and servietten knoedel steamed bread dumplings

Lowenbrau Keller, Austrian and Bavarian cuisine at The Rocks Sydney - Christmas in July festive menu - braised lamb shanks with mashed potato

Lowenbrau Keller, Austrian and Bavarian cuisine at The Rocks Sydney - Christmas in July festive menu - schnapp shots

Lowenbrau Keller, Austrian and Bavarian cuisine at The Rocks Sydney - Christmas in July festive menu - wine marinated roast beef cheeks

Lowenbrau Keller, Austrian and Bavarian cuisine at The Rocks Sydney - Christmas in July festive menu - slow roast beef short ribs and garden salad

Lowenbrau Keller, Austrian and Bavarian cuisine at The Rocks Sydney - Christmas in July festive menu -  kaiseschmarrn pancakes

Lowenbrau Keller, Austrian and Bavarian cuisine at The Rocks Sydney - Christmas in July festive menu - vanilla ice cream dusted with cinnamon

P.S. You must end the feast with some kaiserschmarrn which is served with cinnamon ice cream! Kaiserschmarrn is a traditional Austrian / Bavarian dessert, basically consisting of chopped pancakes with caramelised raisins (or cherries or plums or apples) and toasted almonds.

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Löwenbräu Keller
Corner of Playfair & Argyle Streets, The Rocks, Sydney NSW
Phone: (02) 9247 7785
Web: www.lowenbrau.com.au

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JENIUS dined as a guest of Lowenbrau Keller and Zing.

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Jennifer is the founding blogger of I Ate My Way Through (originally, Jenius.com.au). Growing up in the multicultural melting pot of Sydney’s Inner West as a second generation Australian (of Vietnamese refugee parents of Teochew Chinese ancestry), Jen has always had a deep curiosity about global cuisines, culinary heritage and the cultural assimilation of immigrants. For Jen and her family, food is always at the centre of all celebrations, life events and milestones. A lover of the finer things in life, as well as cheap eats, her blogging ethos is all about empowering and inspiring people to expand their culinary repertoire. When not running her two companies (she is also the Managing Director of The Bamboo Garden online marketing agency), Jen can be found exploring old-world charms at vintage markets and delving into local eats around the world. She has a weakness for fried chicken.
  • wow look at that schnapps paddle. that’s sure to keep you warm in winter 🙂

  • I think I would be happy with just the Mushroom soup with garlic bread. All the rest just looks like bonus food.

  • Jen

    hehe, had too many rounds of those!

  • Jen

    You’re one of the few men who would prefer soup over meat, LOL! The soup was amazing though… It’d been too long since my last creamy mushroom soup!

  • Oh my – how wonderful!!! We just did a Christmas in July at home 🙂

  • Schnapps! 🙂

  • mmm schnapps makes me happy 😀

  • Anh

    How good looking is that venison? (I’m a big fan of venison, just don’t really cook it).