Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Die Kartoffel

You say potato, I say kartoffel.

This was the name of the restaurant we ate at last night. The restaurant is in a tiny medeival town about 20 minutes from Heidelberg. All the streets were very tiny and cobble stoned. We were there at night but I'm sure it would be an interesting place to see during the day.

Anyway, more about the restaurant. It is a tiny place whose speciality, besides potatoes, is meat. Not any kind of meat mind you. Their meat is a tender fillet server raw on a rock. OK, I will explain. Basically, after having your salad they serve you your raw meat on a very hot stone that you then proceed to cook yourself to your own liking. They also provide some sauces for dipping. It was quite enjoyable to cut off some raw meat and then watch it sizzle. I started out having some pretty rare peices but slowly more and more of the meat cooked until it was probably about medium rare by the end. Besides, the meat we were also served a baked potato with ample sour cream. Mmmmm, those Germans sure know how to eat!

Here is a picture of our table and a few of my co-workers.



Rumseybold said...

Hi Ant,
Looks like you are having a good time. Are you doing any work?

Anthony said...

Yeah. We work hard during the day until about 6:00 or 6:30 but then play pretty hard at night too. Late nights and early mornings is pretty normal. Lots of fun though.