|Sidd thought the smell of pizza as the Flight Attendant|
came down the aisle with the trolley very appetizing.
He thought it tasted pretty good too.
He wasn't too thrilled with the wait in Heathrow - and that silly episode with the shoelace put a bit of a kink in things - well actually took the kink out and had me landing flat on my face. However he did experience the service on Lufthansa from London to Munich and seemed to enjoy his pizza and trying to make eye contact with the friendly fight attendants. Once we had checked in at the Eden Hotel Wolff and we had unpacked, much like us, he decided that a nap would be in order. After all it had been a bit of a journey: 17 hours to be exact from door to door.
But needless to say he woke up in time for diner. And of course it's May in Bavaria and there's a saying in Germany that a day in May without asparagus is like a ... well May day without asparagus! Well okay it really isn't a saying but it probably should be! May is spargal season in Germany - and Austria too - and the markets are filled with plump white stocks of asparagus and they are on the menu of every restaurant in town. At this time of year spargel season is hard to miss! And neither Sidd nor Laurent and I missed. Last night it was dinner at the hotel - asparagus, boiled potatoes, hollandaise sauce perch for me and a schnitzel for Laurent. Sidd had a bite of each and pronounced them good - as was the local Riesling that washed it all down. And the rhubarb compote (another seasonal treat) with sour cream gelato that finished the meal was found more than satisfactory.
|Spargal, schnitzel, boiled potatoes and hollandaise sauce!|
Many a gnome has made a meal of less.
|You have to admit those are some spargal spears!|
|But there's always room for rhubarb compote, sour cream|
gelato - and the mint leaf makes it healthy.
|And there's small chance that after all that flying time even|
this cafe-latte would keep Sidd awake.
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May 15 - 1858: Opening of the present Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London.