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Ideas for a Borussia Dortmund Themed Party
If you're watching an Borussia Dortmund game with your friends, there are plenty of ideas to help you turn the event into an Borussia Dortmund themed football party.
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Food for a Borussia Dortmund Themed PartyYou will find some more generic German recipes on our German National Football Team page, if you prefer.
If you want to serve a simple snack, a typical pub meal from the Rhineland area of Germany is a "halver Hahn". Literally translated, this would be half a chicken, but there's no chicken in the dish (just as there aren't that many toads in the English dish "Toad in the hole"). In fact, "halver Hahn" is not dissimilar to an English ploughman's lunch. It consists of a buttered rye roll, some sliced gouda cheese, mustard, pickles and gherkins.
For a more substantial meal, a speciality of the Rhineland-Westphalia region is Rheinischer Sauerbraten. Sauerbraten - a roasted joint of beef that has marinated for three days in a mix of red wine vinegar and spices - is popular throughout Germany, but particularly so in the North Rhine Westphalia region.
Alternatively, for a traditional Dortmund winter-warmer, try Pfefferpotthast, a centuries-old Westphalian dish of braised beef in a peppery gravy.
Drink for a Borussia Dortmund Themed PartyWhile Bavaria is the best known beer-producing region in Germany, the town of Dortmund in North Rhine Westfalia claims to be the city that actually produces the most. Certainly the region has a long history of beer production, and a number of distinct beer types have developed in North Rhine Westfalia over the years, most notably:
Germany also produces a fair amount of wine - mostly white. Search online for German wines at DrinkSupermarket.com.