German specialities at appetizing prices

The restaurant at the bionis pavilion

No. 13 / Aichi 2005

The restaurant in the German pavilion at EXPO 2005 in Aichi will offer a wide selection of German delicacies. The bionis railway system set up by Germany for the benefit of visitors aims to attract primarily teenagers and young families from Japan. As a result, the German food and drinks will be on offer at very appetizing prices.

The menu includes everything from potato soup to sausages, spare ribs, roast knuckle of pork and Sauerbraten (marinated roast beef) from the Rhineland. Main courses will cost between 1,500 and 2,900 yen. German drinks will also be served: wheat beer and dark beer from the south of the country, lager and, of course, red and white wine. The caterers from Angerer & Obermayr Messegastronomie GmbH also provided the food for the German pavilions at the world fairs in Seville, Lisbon and Hanover. Accompanying them will be German chefs and butchers to ensure that everything is as authentic as possible.

The restaurant will be furnished in a cosy German style. Its walls will be of dark wood, typical of many breweries, and there will be numerous pictures of well-known German sights, including Neuschwanstein Castle, the Alps and the Rhine.

Various souvenirs will be on offer in the German/French area between the two countries' pavilions. The German items include watches and pins featuring the official German bionis logo, plates, glasses, nutcrackers, picture books on Germany's royal palaces, beer mugs, jams and key chains in Germany's national colours of black, red and gold.