With my first meal here, the hamburger in the hotel restaurant, I ordered water and they brought me a huge bottle of mineral water. Tonight I went to Restaurant Kartoffelstubb. It is in a great old building with a heavy wood door, wood bar, paneled ceiling and walls, complete with a cuckoo clock. It was cold and rainy outside and warm and cozy inside. It smelled like my grandma’s house on Sunday afternoons. I ordered a beer and a glass of water. I repeated it as “ice water, tap water” complete with hand gestures for turning on a faucet. The waitress nodded each time I said it, “Ya. Vasser. Ya.” and brought me a glass of sparkling mineral water with lime for just 3 euros.
For dinner I ordered the weiner schnitzel that was served with frites unt salat. I was expecting sausages, what with “weiner” in the name and all, but it was actually a couple pieces of pork pressed thin, breaded, and fried. I’m guessing “schnitzel” refers to the breading and/or preparation technique because there were a number of “schnitzels” on the menu.
On the way back to the hotel I stopped off for some Italian ice cream. Rasperry and chocolate. It was great. (Mine is the dark one on the far right.)