For a taste of German beer, cuisine and relaxation, diners in Norman can report for duty at Das Boot Camp. The sister restaurant of the popular Royal Bavaria, Das Boot Camp offers a more casual atmosphere and menu without sacrificing the traditional experience for which Royal Bavaria has become known.
“Over the years, many people said they wanted a lunch option,” says chef and proprietor Andy Gmeiner. “Adding TVs was also a frequent request, so they could enjoy some brats and beer and watch their favorite game. We listened, and that’s where the idea for Das Boot Camp was born.”
Some of the fare may look familiar to Royal Bavaria patrons, including the famous jäger schnitzel. Others, like the schnitzel sandwich with lemon-caper aioli, fresh lemons and perfectly crispy pork, are unique to the new establishment. In addition, Das Boot Camp provides a wider selection of German sausages than was previously offered and a selection of hand-crafted Royal Bavaria brews – available, of course, in das boot. 229 E. Main St., Norman. www.das-bootcamp.com