Guten Morgen! It’s another beautiful (if gray) day in East Berlin. I’m about to go to KaDeWe, Berlin’s biggest department store, so I’m going to make this speedy! Fashion waits for no woman 😉
Yesterday morning I woke up at the uncomfortable hour of 6 AM. Blegh. I finally dragged myself out of bed to make some hot muesli:
- 2/3 cup muesli cooked in 2/3 cup water
- 1 banana
- 1/2 Justin’s Squeeze Pack honey PB
It needed a little something extra, so I added a scoop of mixed berry jam and more peanut butter.
After breakfast, I promptly went right back to sleep for almost three hours. When I woke up my tummy was starting to rumble, so I grabbed some dried fruit.
After doing a little window shopping, my mom and I met up with Daddy-o for lunch at a Mexican restaurant called Frida Kahlo (as my dad said, “When in Germany, eat like the Germans!”). I had half of two different wheat rolls:
I ordered a mixed green salad with tuna, corn, feta, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and a side of guacamole. I ate almost all of it (and maybe 1/4 of the guac), when I discovered a worm nestled in one of the lettuce leaves. I didn’t make a big deal about it (too much thought probably would have made me sick) but threw in the towel instead.
The mango spritzer, however, was delicious to the very last drop. Fresh mango juice can be too thick and sweet on its own, but with seltzer, c’est parfait.
I went back to the apartment to get some work done and left my parents to make some mischief. I had about three cups of coffee (with a melty square of dark chocolate hidden on the bottom).
I also snacked on an apple. I don’t know why, but I was hungry all afternoon!
When my parents got back, we headed out to an Italian restaurant called Maccharoni that we’d passed several times on our walks.
The restaurant looked very rustic; those wires hanging from the ceiling are kebab sticks. If you order something from the “spitfire grill,” they hang it over the table!
My mom loved this chandelier. It was made out of milk bottles!
The wine list was entirely Italian. I had two glasses of Montepulciano throughout the meal.
We ordered a Roma salata for the table to split:
It’s basically a Caesar salad, but without Caesar dressing (which I don’t much care for). Delicious! This dressing was sweet… I think it was made with honey and mustard. The bread was also divine… by now I’d expect nothing less!
My dad and I split two entrées: Dorado stuffed with herbs, with sides of root vegetables (SO good) and rosemary potatoes:
Seafood pasta in a spicy, herbed tomato sauce:
I was stuffed to the gils (pun intended)!
But never too hungry for an almond Magnum ice cream bar. (Magnum is the Haagen-Dazs of Europe.)
It was another fabulous day of eats. Now, my mom and I are off to do some shopping while we wait for my dad to finish his workday. Have a great Tuesday!