The Caviar edition

“Let them eat cake” is probably the world’s most

famous misquote…..

Marie Antoinette never actually said this but the fervent

belief that she did contributed to her demise by guillotine

during the French Revolution (1793)

In more recent times a rather mundane debate between

a boy and a girl was settled in the following manner…..

He “Well, they say it’s a bit of an acquired taste, a bit like

caviar really. You’ll get used to it after a while”

She “Huh, it doesn’t taste like any caviar I’ve ever eaten !”

That settled that ! ! !

For the G-man’s part, well he couldn’t really comment as

the only eggs he has ever eaten have been served with

bacon around breakfast time !

The girl in question was not humming the tune to Andrea

True Connection’s 1976 hit ‘More, more, more’ as she made

a beeline for the mouthwash…..

…..on the other hand the G-man was when this time last week

he pitched up at ‘Stachel’ in Wurzburg on his way back from

La Dolce Vita

This is a restaurant and a winehouse…..

…’s also very old and very good

Stachel first opened for business in 1413 or for the

arithmetically-challenged, 601 years ago

No surprise then that it is the oldest restaurant in Wurzburg

It is also, they claim, voted one of the top ten restaurants

in all of Germany

The fare is as traditional and as German as Alsatians…..

…..and if the thought ‘Oh no, not wiener schnitzel’ ever

crossed your mind…..

Think again ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

To say I was blown away (back to the caviar episode again)

was an understatement

It was dished up with warm potato salad that didn’t seem to

have mayonnaise in it

It was preceded by wein soup and washed down with the

wonderful Franconian wines they make all around Wurzburg

This spot is, as they say, as good as it gets

If you ever get lost in Germany and you are lucky enough to

find yourself in Wurzburg then say a little prayer and head

straight for Stachel…..

…..if it’s the summer time and they put you in the courtyard

you will think you are in a scene from ‘Hamlet’

…..if it’s cold and they put you inside enjoy the medieval


Heil Stachel  ! ! ! ! ! ! !



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