Frühschoppen doesn’t really have an exact translation but refers to an Austrian Sunday gathering where the main focus is a dish called “Stelze.” Stelze is a pork shank, slow roasted with the skin crisped on the outside. It is a dish meant to be shared, and eaten with beer.
Our version of Stelze is a 3lb shank from a farm just north of Kansas City in St. Joseph. We brine the shank in a house solution for three days, then slow roast the meat at a low temperature for eight hours. Upon serving we crisp the outside skin with a torch to give it a nice crisp texture.
The shank is the item we want to focus on for Sundays, but in addition we have several other items available which are very authentic Sunday Austrian fare and exclusive to Sundays.