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Dresden: Alte Meister

I enjoyed a wonderful, graceful dinner at Alte Meister. It is tucked into one of the museums next to the Dresden opera house. This seems to be a very hip district and the restaurant fits in very nicely.
This shot of the interior gives you some idea of their mix of modern and classical style.
It is always hard to pass up a basket of German bread. The brown bread included raisins. Both had a soft crumb with generous air holes from the rising process.
My first course was this pea soup in the style of a capuccino. The soup was full of pea flavor with just the right amount of fat. The foamed milk on top really brought home the capuccino experience.
My main course was an eggplant stuffed with couscous. It was both light and satisfying, a very nice balance, with delicate flavors.
I finished my meal with this chocolate cake and an espresso. The orange spread is pumpkin. All the flavors were delicate and very well balanced, a hallmark of all the dishes in my meal.

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