Chef Jurgen Spang and wife Simone Spang of Dewdney Schnitzelhaus show off hand-made Vienna strudel.

Chef Jurgen Spang and wife Simone Spang of Dewdney Schnitzelhaus show off hand-made Vienna strudel.

BUSINESS TRACK: Dewdney Schnitzelhaus showcasing flavours of Europe and North America

Restaurant east of Mission has something for everyone

By Kathleen Rake

 

Good food, family-friendly, value: Just three ways to describe Dewdney Schnitzelhaus. Add great flavours from Europe and North America, breakfast-lunch-dinner hours and take-out service and, well, you get the picture — a little bit of something for almost everybody.

Proprietor and Red Seal chef Jurgen Spang has grown his culinary way through at least three continents and in the kitchens of hotels, restaurants, educational facilities and government institutions from Fiesta World Café in Dubai to Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, to Whistler and Harrison Hot Springs, finally settling in Mission.

“We chose to come to Canada,” said Jurgen. “In particular, we chose Mission because we did our research and found it offered the best opportunities for starting and running business as well as bringing up our young family.”

“We wanted a business where we could include our kids and a community in which they could thrive. I think we’ve found that,” added “Boss Lady” Simone Spang, restaurant operations manager.

When asked about their success so far, Jurgen believes it’s because he listens to both his customers and employees. “I think that’s how business becomes and stays successful.”

On the supper menu you find authentic European fare such as schnitzel, pan-fried potatoes, braised red cabbage, sauerkraut, spätzle, frankfurters and oven-baked pretzels.

Standard North American menu items include steak, grilled chicken breast and cedar-plank salmon. Of course, there is children-friendly food, too.

And the desserts. House-made chocolate mousse and Vienna strudel finish any meal perfectly.

“I suspect beer and food, rather than wine and food, will be the next big thing,” said Jurgen as he explained his full-service liquor licence. “That’s why I have made sure to have some unique, interesting and very tasty beer for my customers.”

Find Dewdney Schnitzelhaus at 37165 Lougheed Hwy. Call 604-814-4844 or visit www.DewdneySchitzelhaus.com for more information.