Friday, June 08, 2012

Friday in Rheinland-Pfalz


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Friday June 8th: Today we plan to take a boat up the Neckar River, grabbing a snack on board as we admire the scenery along the river up to Neckarsteinach. The boat will leave at 11 AM. 
Asparagus - illustration from 1856
8.30 AM: Yesterday evening we went to Schwartzer Peter - the neighbourhood restaurant of my nephew.

Schwartzer Peter was a popular restaurant, as it was filled to capacity when we arrived, but the staff managed to move a couple over to another table making place for the four of us. 
The menu at Scwartzer Peter held good German comfort food. We chose a few pints of refreshng Distelhäuser Premium Pilsner as we looked through the menu
Town of Neckarsteinach 1896

It is asparagus season here at the moment, and I and my nephew Knut chose asparagus saltimbocca,  and it was delicious. Huge, white asparagus wrapped in fried ham and sage, baked in the oven and served with a large salad.

Today we (I and my nephew Nils) will take a river boat up the Neckar river that flows through the city of Heidelberg. It leaves by the old Medieval cantine of the University and drives up the river to the town of Neckarsteinach. On board you can buy things to eat and drink while admiring the wooded hills and medieval castles along our route.

It all depends on the weather. Yesterday it was a terrible storm here with plenty of rain. Today it is partly cloudy, and god weather is a necessity, as we would love to sit outside while cruising up the river.

I will keep you posted on how the day progress, so stay tuned for an updated story here on Enjoy Food & Travel.
  

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