The Great Recession sucks, no doubt about it. But some good things are
coming out of it. Speisekammer has introduced a smart Recession Menu.
Yay! Marketing ploy? Hardly. Chef Peter Kahl takes a chunk of his most
popular dishes — kartoffelpfannkuchen, Wiener
schnitzel, jägerschnitzel, sauerbraten, bratwurst,
schweinebraten, weiskohlrolade, cürry wurst, and
gratinierte käsespätzle — and halves the
portions and slashes the prices. What German-food lovers wind up with
are plates that are truly single-portion-size — or at least ought
to be, because recession-size portions still feel hefty. This reduction
in size and cost is perfect for the budget, and it's a very smart way
to eat. Hello, waistline. On top of all that, diners feel like they're
getting such a deal they'll order that extra beer, add an appetizer,
and splurge on dessert. In the end, they'll actually spend about the
same as they would pre-recession, but they'll feel like they're getting
a lot more, and in these times, that's something.