Goulash (Johannes, Palm Springs CA)

The Spot: Johannes

The Dish: The second dish we tried at a recent visit to Johannes restaurant in Palm Springs CA was one of the nightly specials: the Hungarian-style goulash. I’ve been to Budapest and have sampled some classic and wonderful goulashes there, but again, Johannes stands out with a superior interpretation of a Continental classic. The goulash has a generous paprika flavor, more striking than most goulashes, and the bright peppery gravy lingered in the mouth as the slow-braised meat was devoured. The quality of the meat makes the Johannes Hungarian goulash a star.

The goulash is topped with a cruciform of pickle, a cap of sour cream of course, and comes with a nice big side dish of spaetzle. Highly recommended when it returns to the menu.

Hungarian Goulash with Spaetzle

The Skinny: Johannes
196 South Indian Canyon Drive (at Arenas)
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone: (760) 778-0017
Dinner only, Monday – Sunday 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Owner / Chef: Johannes Becher
Johannes website: http://www.johannesrestaurants.com/


One thought on “Goulash (Johannes, Palm Springs CA)”

  1. Had the kangaroo, and did not enjoy it at all. Tasted like a cross between venison and beef, but had an unpleasant taste and texture. Would never order again. Johannes always seems uneven with its dishes. Beet soup was delicious, but scallops had a cloyingly sweet sauce.

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