21 August 2014
Rottach-Egern, Germany (0 miles; Total = 858)
In the spirit of trying new things, we have been sampling Bavarian meals. And I must say, I think I’ll be coming home a vegetarian. The whole foodie adventure started to go south with the Weisswurst (white sausage) that at first I thought our server, who insisted we try it, said was “spoiled” but then I realized she actually said “boiled.” From the texture and taste of it, it was more the former than the latter. It first had to be removed from its casing, which involved a lot of hacking at thick, viscous ends and peeling. Who peels meat? Then it had to be consumed, which involved a lot of fake smiles every time our server walked by and the temptation (tempered) to toss it into the lake when she wasn’t looking.
Our foodie adventure further devolved with the Fleisch Plate ordered at the Braustuberl Beer Hall in Tegernsee. Gina, in a near-constant state of starvation on this trip, needed some meat. Another well-meaning server suggested the Fleisch Plate (“Yes, it’s pork, you’ll love it”). Picturing some delicious mouth-watering pork chops, Gina was instead served what we could only surmise were a pair of fried pork arses. This is where a big napkin comes in handy when the server comes back to retrieve your plate.
Fortunately, we’ve been able to wash our adventurous meals down with COLD drinks from our hotel refrigerator. It’s a gold mine of icy beverages that will keep us rooted right here on the lake for another few days.