Friday, February 8, 2008
A Tale of Two Cities
The little crooked building on the left is exactly that - The Crooked House of Windsor Cafe/Tea Room in Windsor, England. This unique location serves traditional British food, offers a wide range of loose teas, and scrumptious desserts. Last March I had the opportunity to enjoy lunch at this cute little cafe, a quick day trip from London. After enjoying a Jacket Potato which consisted of grated cheddar cheese piled high with thin slices of ham, all served atop a warm baked potato, I savored the most delicious sticky toffee pudding for dessert. This was a moist rounded cake flavored with dates, glazed with a layer of sticky toffee, slightly crusted, and served with warm cream. That was memorable!
Although this other little cafe (right) isn't crooked, when I spotted it in Germany this past week, it reminded me of the Crooked House! After walking all around Rothenburg ob der Tauber, my friend and I enjoyed a typical German lunch here which included brats and sauerkraut. The meal ended with a serving of apple strudel, many thin sheets of pastry and equally thin slices of apples, rolled, sliced and served with warm vanilla cream and whipped cream liberally dusted with cinnamon. Another enjoyable European dessert!