Saturday, October 4, 2008

Dinner and a Movie: The Sound of Music

Last year at this time, I was enjoying my first trip to Europe. I wrote about my adventures to Grinzing in an earlier post, but there's much more to report. For example:

I roamed the streets of Vienna, enjoyed robust coffee, and savored delicate pastries that were works of art. If you enlarge the below picture, you'll see the world famous Cafe Demel in the background.

I posed in front of a statue of Goethe. Later in Salzburg, I ate at Europe's oldest restaurant, which happens to be the alleged meeting site of Faust and Mephistopheles.
I tasted various flavors of German Schnapps, which are quite different from the syrupy stuff we get her in the states, with my mother-in-law.

I took a cruise along the Danube through the Wachau Valley

We toured the beautiful town Český Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Czech Republic.

It was a trip of a lifetime, and tomorrow we'll relive it with a dinner and a movie hosted by my lovely wife.. Our meal will consist of the following menu:

  • Various European cheeses
  • A Czech style chicken noodle soup
  • Goulash
  • Knedliky
  • Bohemian Sauerkraust
  • Czech Cucumber Salad
  • Sacher Cake
  • Viennese Coffe
  • Austrian Wine: Grüner Veltliner
Our movie will be The Sound of Music - more on that later.

Take care,

1 comment:

Maggie said...

I'm jealous of all three: the trip, your upcoming meal and getting to watch the Sound of Music!