“Let them eat cake” is probably the world’s most
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…..
…..it’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 ! ! ! ! ! ! !