The Haus Bistro - Calimesa
Opened in mid 2016 by Margie and Henry Haverland, this new restaurant is inspired by the cuisine of France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland. They are both first generation Americans and are trying to show the Inland Empire their heritage through food.
When you walk into Haus Bistro in Calimesa, it’s as if you’ve entered a restaurant in Europe in an ally. The bar, that almost reminds you of an old speakeasy or a high end barista set up with out the coffee equipment offers high top tables to sip a beer or wine prior to being seated, with a good selection of red and white wine.
The decor only enhances the relaxing ambiance. Dark browns and white panels grace the ceiling and the walls consist of multi-hued rough hewn wood planks. There are black and white photos of European landmarks throughout and a few mirrors to make it feel larger than this is, but in a good and elegant way.
The pork was a lil tough with no fat or gristle. The coconut batter was just plane with to taste it and coconut to be seeing on it ( a big disappointment)
It was seasoned with not much flavor and needed the lemon to add depth to this
The spaetzle was a lil doughy and some of it was over cooked and other parts under and lacked a good consistency of cooking. The flavor was good with satiated onions and mushrooms in a cream sauce
The red cabbage was sweet with it cooked slightly past al dente. The cabbage was seasoned very well and could not taste any salt but could tell it was there.
The mint dressing topping was not distinguishable or to me even there