Today is the day all of the Daring Bakers post their monthly treat for all to see. Since I’m out of the country right now, I haven’t been able to do mine. I actually made the lavash (crackers) here, but I just don’t have the […]
Month: September 2008
On our first day in Frankfurt, Stephan and I headed out to Fressgassa (downtown Frankfurt) for a little shopping and sightseeing. As usual, we stop for a little nosh. They had a weinfest where there is traditional foods and wine to sample. This is common during the warm months as the Germans love to sit outside with a beer or wine in the afternoon. We decided to get a Flammkuchen, which is like a very very thin pizza. Ours was topped with Creme Fraiche, feta, pepperoncini and red pepper. Very good. We also shared a glass of white wine and an apfelwein, which is a typical non-alcoholic sparkling apple juice you will find only in Frankfurt. Then we stopped for a Pretzel, then we stopped for…. kaesestangen. Good thing we’re doing a lot of walking, or we would have to buy a new wardrobe while we were here!
We’re off to Rome tomorrow, which I have been looking forward to. We have planned our sightseeing and dining very well, and hope to see (and eat) everything we can in the four days we will be there. I’m sure we will find a little time to take some pics and blog when we’re there.
Some pics of our little snack at the weinfest. Flammkuchen…
Bretzel (soft Pretzel)
Stephan and I finally got to sample our first Miami Spice menu of the season. We chose Novecento in Coral Gables primarily because we would be on Miracle Mile and it was in the vicinity. When I was looking for restaurants that were offering Miami Spice lunch, I noticed several offered only sandwiches, salads or wraps for the special menu. This is clearly not true when speaking of Novecento. Their menu was surprisingly varied and had a nice selection of courses.
As per the usual, we ordered different things, so we could try more stuff. First course: Stephan chose the empanadas (one beef and one chicken) and I had the blue cheese, arugula and roasted beet salad. Although I’m not a big fan of beets, this was a wonderful salad. Perhaps I should give beets another chance? Yes I should.