S u i t e : a u : C h o c o l a t

[suite au chocoloat | Trier ]

WRC, (thats world rally championships for those like me who had no idea) was in town for the weekend. To me it was like a massive go kart track for big kids!

Anywho, we happened to duck into a side street before the the streets were closed off and snuck in a bite before the engines rolled.


The espresso & espresso machiato was pretty good, but not as good as Cafe Lecca

Due to the name we thought we’d sample Sweet crepes, but they were unfortunately off the menu for the day, so we ordered Galettes…

what are galettes I hear you ask?…

Galette is a general term used in French to designate various types of flat, round or freeform crusty cakes.[1][2] One notable type is the galette des Rois (King cake) eaten on the day of Epiphany. In French Canada, the term galette is usually applied to pastries best described as large cookies.

Galette, or more properly Breton galette (French: Galette bretonne, Breton: Krampouezhenn gwinizh du), is also the name given in most French crêperiesto savoury buckwheat flour pancakes, while those made from wheat flour, much smaller in size and mostly served with a sweet filling, are branded crêpes. Galette is a type of thin large pancake mostly associated with the regions of Normandy and Brittany, where it replaced at times bread as basic food, but it is eaten countrywide. Buckwheat was introduced as a crop suitable to impoverished soils and buckwheat pancakes were known in other regions where this crop was cultivated, such as Limousin or Auvergne.

It is frequently garnished with egg, meat, fish, cheese, cut vegetables, apple slices, berries, or similar ingredients. One of the most popular varieties is agalette covered with grated Emmental cheese, a slice of ham and an egg, cooked on the galette.[3] In France, this is known as a galette complète (a complete galette). A hot sausage wrapped in a galette (called galette saucisse, a tradition of Rennes, France) and eaten like a hot dog is becoming increasingly popular as well.

Prociutto with walnuts was a little salty and dry, but was still very appetising.

The Galette ‘italianische’ was seriously yummy boasting with essential Italian flavours : fresh tomatoes, fresh mozerella and fresh basil. All lovingly drizzled in olive oil.

The cars may have been driving fast and loud, but breakfast on this particular sunday was eaten slowly and peacefully.

I’ll be sure to come back to play with the chocolate.

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Tastefully yours,

C a f e : L e c c a

[Cafe Lecca, Trier]

Definition | Lecker is the german word for ‘delicious’. ‘Lecca’, therefore I assume is a variation of that.

Trying to find a good coffee in Trier is like trying to find good coffee in starbucks [apologies to starbucks lovers…]  I think a great coffee is a team effort: good beans, clean water and a talented barsita!And just when we were on the verge of giving up on enjoying good coffee in Trier, we came across Cafe Lecca near the Haupbanhof…this is where the 3 elements unite.

We ordered espressos to taste the true flavour of the coffee…

At first we were overwhelmed by the aroma…it was sublime!!!

It was soo good, we wondered how the breakies would be like… We came back the week after around 1ish, sadly to find breakfast had finished for the day. The waitress laughed as she said, ‘but it is too late for breakfast ja?’… I nodded sadly, holding back from yelling out, ‘but breakfast should be available-all-day ja?’…

Nevertheless, we ordered what was left over and what was available for lunching… it was delicious!!! 🙂 What a relief!… hellooo new local!!! 🙂

I ordered a bagette with basically a Calabrese salad inside…DIVINE!! 🙂 filled to the brim with flavour, so simple, yet the freshness of the ingredients shone through!.

Paul ordered this amazingly hearty ‘soup of the day’, which was basically a creaaaamy vegetable soup! the day was a bit gloomy, so the soup went down a treat!

The search was over! we had finally found a coffee destination that offers a simple yet delicious breakfast too!. 2 birds with one stone!!

We’re definately coming back for round 2 of breakfast @Lecca 🙂

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‘Leckerly’ yours,

Joanna

B r ö t c h e n : l e c k e r

[meine Wohnung, Germany]

There is nothing quite like the smell of fresh brotchen/puro on a lazy sunday morning…[nearly arvo] 🙂

Patri and a couple of her closests friends were down at our joint for a few days, we took the opportunity to dive into some proper sunday breaky. It was a fusion of German and Melbs styles, with plenty of fresh ‘brotchen’, puro drizzled with olive oil, a kind of omelette and ofcourse some fresh fruit.

Sitting on the balcony wrapped in a blanket [t’was a tad cold] and enjoying some good food amongst good company was just sublime.

A mixture of fresh, warm brotchen, eggs, strawberries and fresh OJ danced around our noses and lightly tickled our tastebuds… the sounds of laughter, deep relaxing breaths… the view of the green, green mountains surrounding our valley with a light, atmospheric fog above. It was so low, I could almost poke at it like fairy floss [YUM!!] And post the sunday sesh, the round and satisfied tummies around…it was truly a wonderful and relaxing breakfast.

Sunday is my fave day for breakfast, it allows for the true nature of the beast to prowl….available all day, to be eaten all day. There really is no other meal like breakfast, no matter what time you eat it, whether it truly is the first meal of your day or just a cheeky tastey escape, it is the most un-biased meal of the day.

You can indulge it in bed, with the paper [or your iphone] still in your pjs and slowly pondering the thoughts of the day… You can even don the pjs to your local if you really wanted to! I’m not too sure how that would go down in old german town, but I guess I’ll only know the result if I try it haha!!. 😀 Whether it is sweet or savoury or just a coffee, breakfast is the single most relaxing, flexible and delicious meal of the day!.. out of breaky, lunch and dinner… I think breakfast is the most cultured and the most experimental, although sadly often the most forgotten.

So the saying goes, ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day’… may we not forget that delicous fact! 🙂

Join us next time for some breaky-licious, lecker-licious relaxing times coming to a screen near you…

Happy eating!

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tastefully yours,

Joanna