I used Google to try to find out more about Obazdem the other day, and, unsurprisingly, the sites that came up had a rather Bavarian slant. One page caught my interest – a page offering promotional material for those who want to set up a biergarten in Bavaria. We are talking about an official page from the Ministry of Agriculture here, and they have a number of suggestions, including menu items:
Here we have another recipe for Obazda again – Camembert, butter, salt, pepper, paprika powder and chopped onions. The menu actually has a fair resemblance to the one in the Airbräu.
But there is more. There are make believe border control signs proclaiming the Free State of Bavaria, there are lovely beer posters.
But, what stands out most for a Norwegian with a Lutheran background where alcohol is considered a sin – and certainly not what the government would promote:
Typical for a beer garden is the Maß(the one litre glass). You should offer half litre glasses as well. 0,33 litre glasses do not evoke any Biergarten feeling…