Today was all about the castle, eating and shopping. And eating. And drinking.
Isn’t this a good idea – large tea bags for tea pots?
My chest infection has really taken hold and it gets worse as soon as I go outside and hit the cold and damp air. I was struggling to get enough air as the walk up to the castle is very steep in places.
We headed back to our hotel to drop off shopping bags and have a relax. We are staying at the Hotel Agneshof which is in the Medieval part of town where most of the attractions such as the Christmas market are located. We are less than a 5 minute walk to the market but down a quiet street so the revellers do not disturb us at night.
We had an incredible dinner tonight. I rarely say this, as I like variety, but if we were in Nuremberg tomorrow night, and assuming we could get a table, I would have the same again. It was fabulous and I will be giving the Albrecht Durer Stube a 10/10 on Trip Advisor later.
We tried to get in to this German eaterie, last night but it was busy. We peeked inside from the street and saw a busy restaurant full of people having a great time. We wanted to be there too.
We booked a table at 10am today but the restaurant was already booked out from 8pm so we took a table at 6pm. It happens to be next door to our hotel so it was very easy to get to!
I ordered one of the specials which was goose with roast potatoes and red cabbage. It was incredible. Lara had the other special, which was roast duck and that was amazing too.
This goose was perfect. It must have been slow cooked as the meat was tender, full of flavour and the skin had no visible fat left but was crisp. The potatoes, cabbage and gravy were wonderful. I enjoyed every morsel and could have licked the plate, it was that good.
For dessert I had a platter which contained a mini (they were very small portions but just right) creme caramel, vanilla ice-cream, creme brûlée, red berry mousse, vanilla mousse and blackberry compote. It was sprinkled with toasted coconut and was really good.
I loved this place and if I ever came again, would book this in advance to be sure of a table. One wall is covered in certificates and awards, plus they have plenty of seasonal decorations up.The other walls are covered in Abrecht Durer’s works (copies I assume) and local images.