Thursday, April 27, 2006

Germans love pork (and David Hasselhof).

So we're driving up to Germany from Italy last weekend. We decided to stay overnight about halfway because the X Man doesn't do well at all on long car trips (or short trips for that matter). We made it to Fussen, which you may know as the home of the Neuschwanstein Castle. We managed to find the most gorgeous little pensione that had a balcony featuring a fantastic view of the Zugspitze, which is the highest mountain in all of Germany. I delighted in sitting on the balcony and sipping a Rosso di Montalcino that I had brought with us from Italy.

So anyway, we settled into the hotel and asked about dinner. The hostess informed us that they didn't do a dinner but that the little pensione right next door did so off we went. It had been a few years since I left Germany but I had a fond recollection of German sausages and schnitzel, etc. I scanned the menu and spied a grilled pork dish that looked promising. As a side dish, the menu described something along the lines of pork and bananas but that didn't seem quite right to me. Bananas? In Bavaria? I figured my limited German was deceiving me. But sure enough, the dish arrived...and the side dish to my grilled pork in curry sauce was bananas wrapped in bacon. Think about that for a minute. Bananas with bacon wrapped around them. As a side dish.

You gotta really love your pork to wrap your bananas in it.


kitty said...

Great write-up of your last days in Italy! Are you now in Heidelberg?

Anonymous said...

Rik, we had a german customer yesterday in the pub when i happen to be on my computer and he was laughing his head off after reading this entry. He said you've got it all sussed out! :-)
anyway, here's the article of the favoured write up.

Happy you're still in

Cee said...

that was me by the way.