The Adventures of BJ and Tony Morris
I almost forgot! While BJ
was out of town at the Delta Womens Golf Tournament, I decided I HAD to do
SOMETHING. So, of course, I crossed the
Oh heck. I could bore you with all the details (one night in Obertshausen with dinner at zum Nachtwaechter, sleep at the Anthes http://www.hotel-anthes.de/ (which I would recommend as a great place to stay when one is flying out of Frankfurt tomorrow), then a beautiful drive down to Heidelburg for a walk around the shopping streets and a night at the Hotel Zur Alten Brucke. This was followed by another drive, via a different route, BACK to Obertshausen, for another dinner at zum Nachtwaechter and another night at the Anthes), but this write-up was mostly to let you meet our roommate's family & see the the restaurant, so Ill cut it here and let the photos do the talking.
Meet Thomas, Carina's sister Sandra's fiancÚ and proprietor of zum Nachtwaechter. He was an excellent host to a stranger in town.
The restaurant oozes history (built in the 1700s and was the home of the town's night watchman in the 1800s) and offers a cozy place for dinner.
BJ did such a good job of taking pictures of the food during our Paris trip that I wanted to do the same thing - except that most of the time I forgot to take the pictures until after I had eaten the item.
My appetizer, the remnants of which you can see here, was squid atop beets with creme frische.
This was followed by a course of prosciutto with ravioli and spinach. This time I remembered to take the picture about midway through the dining experience.
The Anselmann Cabernet was an excellent accompaniment to the meal.
Between courses, Carina's sister Sandra arrived. She works a full time job during the day and helps out at the restaurant in the evenings.
The main course (I remembered to take a picture BEFORE I ate it!) was the house specialty. It is shown here with Anca the hospitable server.
After dinner, I went back to the hotel Anthes for the night.
The next day, I drove to Heidelburg and enjoyed the town's sights. I made several stops at places we had been on previous trips.
After a day in Heidelburg, I returned to Obertshausen for another meal at the zum Nachtwaechter and to meet Carina's mom. This is Christine and her friend Bernd.
Although I wasn't invited back into the kitchen, somehow my camera made it back there. Here are Marcel (the other owner), Ahmed, and Thomas hard at work.
Sandra works hard too!
At the end of the evening, everyone gets to relax with me over a glass of wine.