2981 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Valhalla Table has been on my list of places to try this summer. It is now August, and we finally made it. Our busy summer, had a rare lull in the action, so we gathered up some friends and headed up to the Camp to try this place out.
Valhalla, in Norse mythology is where great warriors would go to eat and drink after battles. Valhalla Table is a sparse looking restaurant, with minnimal decor. They feature a great many salads, appetizers and sausages. There meats are organic, hormone free and steroid free. The menu is inspired by the chefs' travels all over the world. Let's see what they have cooking up over there.
First, a little blast from the past, Diet Jolt Cola, with 2X the Caffine! These were the only two soft drinks we got, but I assume that they all come in glass bottles, just like the old viking days! Kevin was a little miffed that they did not have regular Jolt, only Diet, which I thought was odd too, but I am not much of a soda drinker, and I do not really know if they even make regular Jolt anymore.
One of our three appetizers was the Currywurst, which is a Berlin street food. I would describe this as a bratwurst, with marinara over it, with a hint of curry flavoring. I usually do not like curry, but with just a hint of curry flavor, the sauce and the sausage, made this appetizer a winner in my book.
I know that our second appetizer was hummus, but I do not remember what kind it was, and it is not on the menu on-line. I liked the flavor of this, but I did not eat a lot of it. Kind of an un-memroable appetizer.
The last of our trio of starters was the house-made German Style Pretzel. I am not much of a pretzel guy, but the pretzel lovers at the table liked this fresh tasting pretzel. The outside had a nice chewiness to it and the inside was soft. The texture of this made Kevin un-easy at first, but then he liked it. Sara had no problem with this pretzel, and declared it the best pretzel she has ever had. Mighty praise from Sara.
To keep with Valhalla's international theme, we got the Belgian Style Potato Fries. These are your basic fries, but thicker cut, and fried crisper than regular fries. These are served with one dipping sauce, which include five different kind of mayo, ketchup, and ranch. We got the aioli, (garlic mayo), but I liked the Wasabi mayo the best. Good fries here. Clay felt that the fries were above average, and Sara thought that the fries were, "Oh, so yummy!"