Stack em up, stack em high!!

[Pfannkuchen, Trier]

before we start…
Pfannkuchen: Pancakes
Gluhwein: Mulled wine

Now, lets begin 🙂

Palaststraße 5-7 is host to the largest Pancake parlour in Trier…maybe a touch unnecessarily large, but the venue is equipped to seat approx 120 or so hungry hippos…

A number of variables can lead to ones opinion, so I will take that into consideration before I lash out.

Firstly, I think due to the weather, many customers were attracted into ‘warmer’ destinations…
Maybe this place is a buzz with hungry pancake lovers during the summer, but on this cold and cloudy with a touch of drizzle day, there were only ourselves and 2 other groups. When the decor is this ‘clinical’… the lack of people hightens the very lack of sound and energy…

Secondly, the decor… I dunno, there was some ‘diner’ appeal… but the lack of noise, and the interior combined…was reminding me of a dentist, or a 50s/60s themed Doctors office…something wasn’t right.

The menu is large, and the kitchen accomodating….but they all seem to work and do as they’re told. No-one is really enjoying themselves.. and this translates into the food and mood for the venue. We were enjoying ourselves, so no amount of silence and ‘nausiating’ yellow decor will stop us from enjoying our breaky… or will it??

*sigh*

Maybe, I had high expectations of fluffy, soft buckwheat pancakes that melt in your mouth drizzled with maple syrup making friends with puddles of rich vanilla icecream…. FAIL!

There was nothing moorish, creamy and decadent about it. It was a pan cake. Full stop.

I ordered ‘Zimt & Zucker’ [cinnamon and sugar]…I should’ve known better…it was ready even before I have time to sit down…frozen pancakes??? they wouldn’t would they??
It was so dry that I think it stuck to my tongue at one point. Obviously I did not get through this… too heavy, too dry, not enough pancake love!!!

On the upside, Tim, Tran and Paul seemed to enjoy theirs, which looked a whole lot more appetising than my sad little dish…

Tim’s ‘American’ style pancakes sang sweet stars and stripes tunes in his ear:

Tran ordered lil Danish pancakes, which were reminiscent of Queen Vic night market days in Melbourne…

And Paul ordered a rather phallic looking dish: Banana wrapped in chocolate flavoured pancake. It actually didn’t taste too bad.

Sadly, they neither stacked em up, or high. It was a bit of a disappointment, but maybe I shouldn’t have such high expectations of pancakes… WHAT? NO WAY!!! pancakes are supposed to be lush, and creamy and moorish and a bit cheeky to have in the morning/arvo with some ice cream.. maybe dabble in some bacon and somewhat ‘semi-drowning’ in maple syrup…

Apologies for lovers and fans of this pancake prison, but it just wasn’t my cup of tea…

We did however drop into Zum Domstein for some red and white Gluhwein [mulled wine] and THAT was heavenly for all the senses. ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ five BIG FAT SMILES AT THAT 🙂

That just about made my day, pfannkuchen nightmares were out of sight, out of mind. And as they say, a gluhwein a day, keeps the doctor away… hmmm maybe not 😉

Enjoy your breakfasts, wherever you are…

 

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Tastefully yours,

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Adiós. . . for now ☺

[Caffe Fiorino, Barcelona]

Heres a little picture story for my last spanish blog post…. for now 🙂

We started with creamy coffees and fresh OJs at Caffe Fiorino.

The view inside is warm and inviting with quick and simple food.

[Euskal Taberna, Barcelona]

We then decided lunch would be a ‘grazing’ affair, and in true spanish style we dabbled in tapas and sangria @Euskal Taberna. 🙂

The sangria was sweet, delicious and just what we needed after being on our feet all day.

[Taller de Tapas, Barcelona]

Paella was on the menu for dinner @ Taller de Tapas

Galician style octopus was amazing as usual, the fresh grilled ciabatta with garlic and tomato was crunchy and a nice break to cleanse the palatte.
And the Paella in broth was morish but quite simply not enough. We wanted more 🙂
We ended with a perfect espresso which was oddly strong for Barcelona, but still very welcomed.
As we were also quite close to Gelaaati di Marco, we once again had a nice serving of diabetes… eek!!

This concludes the ‘foodaholic in Spain’ segment… for now 🙂
Stay tuned for some more german flavoured tasty adventures 🙂

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Tastefully yours,
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R o y z e l : L e r o y [part 2]

[Cafe Lecca, Trier]

Day two of Royzel/leroy fever we indulged at the local for some good wholesome, tummy filly, heart warming ‘lecca’ food!

Both Paul and Pedro had the soup of the day, ‘some sorta meat and vegie and yummy thing’… Pedro indulged in some tomato juice with tobasco sauce, we all opted for the fresh OJ – so sweeet, sooo good!

Liezel ordered custom made scrambled eggs with mushies, and I ordered the usual ‘italian bagette’. [no photo this time]

AND again, we missed breakfast…so I’ll keep you in suspense until we order a ‘proper breaky’ @ Lecca.

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Tastefully yours,

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R o y z e l : L e r o y [part 1]

[Bitburger Wirthaus, Trier]

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The grand Bitburger Wirthaus located in the centre of Kornmarkt overlooks the most beautiful Rococo fountain ‘St George fountain‘, and on this particularly sunny day-it was perfect!

Roy & Liezel [Royzel, leroy] were down for a [too] short visit, so we ventured out to check out the local breakfast.

This place is great for locals and tourists as it provides a menu catering for both! – super!

Roy has taken to virgin marys for breaky, so I had a little taste too… to be honest I’m not a tomato juice fan, but it was pretty good I have to say! I’ve since gone and become a avid tomato-juice-with-pepper-in-the-morning drinker!

I believe it was a sunny saturday midmorning/afternoon, we soaked up the glorious sun [which was quite unusual for this time of month in Germany] and went on our merry way to order some of the yummies for our tummies.

We all had the ‘eyes are bigger than our tummies’ syndrome and ordered a tad too much!…

so heres what we ordered…

Lydel: Apple strudel with ice-cream… YUM!

AND…

Ham and onion Flammkuchen…which is basically a light and crispy Pizza type number. The crunchy outside bits are my favourite!!! 🙂

I ordered possibly the largest serving of Smoked salmon and swedish hash browns with a dollop of horseradish sauce. I pretty much shared my salmon with the whole restaurant b/c there was so much. I was worried for the salmon population in Sweden…

Paul ordered a light and fluffy pancakes with a serving of heart attack. OH sorry I mean cream and ice-cream. *giggles*

and lastly and leastly [hehhe] Roy aka Pedro, ordered a salami sandwich. In true German form, the portion was large and filling. The presentation was actually quite lovely – lots of colour and a interesting selection of salady sides.

As per normal German standards, we left feeling like we ate for 4!!! truly so much food, and it was all delicious!.

Service was a bit slow, but there were just soooo many people it was totally understandable.

So this place deserves a big tick!!

* Great outdoor space..TICK!!

* Lovely and sunny…TICK!!

* English menu… TICK!!

* Friendly and good service… TICK!!

* Good coffee…TICK!! [not better than Cafe Lecca, but still pretty good!]

* Delicious fresh food with portions big enough to share amongst 4 people… TICK TICK and TICK!!!

Can’t wait to come over winter where it is all nice and cosy inside watching the snow dance outside… *sigh*

happy eating!!

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Tastefully yours,

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Made in Germany

[Trier, Germany]

Breakfast is truly a personal and cultural representation of a society…[and lets not forget DELICIOUS] 🙂

Living in Melbs has allowed me to be consumed by a wonderful culinary creature, every chance we get we indulge in some of the finest, the simplest, the most international, the most exiting, the most experimental and fresh food in the world… I really could just continue.

Travelling has allowed me to view the world of tasty treats in a different light.

The sheer magnetism of simple yet delicious food will provide a ‘coming-togetherness’ of people that leaves a delicious memory in your mouth and hearts.

I truly love breakfast – doesn’t matter what time of day, where I am in the world, who I share this moment with, breakfast is the first meal I consume for the day. And there is something quite special about that. Ofcourse, like beautiful moments, breakfasts are so the more rewarding shared. Share a moment and share a meal.

I think there are really only a few elements in life that make it worth living- beautiful friends, good tunes, something to hope for and good food, essentially its always important to be mentally, sexually, physically & spiritually stimulated. That is the adventure that is our life.

I like to have little adventures in the kitchen, some of which aren’t so successful, however its really about being creative and giving it a red hot chilli go! 🙂

Below is a montage of oven baked poached egg w/salami & basil. The delicious oven baked egg oooozed yolky perfection and was devoured so quickly! And below that is thinly sliced sweet potato chips lightly showered with dried paprika, this was served with chilli oil mayo. 🙂 sooo yum!!

and again, sweet potato chips w/ chilli mayo.

Sometimes its nice just to have a platter of tasty treats to ease those hunger pains. So fast and so satisfying…sometimes you just feel like grazing.

I used the insides of the tomato(from the baked tomato dish) and with a (big) splash of olive oil, salt & pepper, this became a Spanish style fresh tomato spread for the warm sliced bread.

Served with pan-fried zucchini & Capsicum, slow cooked until soft and deliciously melty and soft!! 🙂

and voi la!, breakfast on a lazy Sunday listening to some Miike snow, cold war kids 🙂 and ofcourse doesnt hurt to throw some beautiful Sia in the mix… stir well and serve warm and with love. 🙂

Just looking over these images is seriously making me hungry!! Ich habe hunger!!! 🙂 ja ja genausoooo 🙂 hahah!!!

Enjoy breaking the fast, and always make sure tastebuds dance 🙂

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tastefully yours,

Joanna