I was in the mood to go out last night, but we didn’t feel like going far. It was so dark outside and cold. We ended up at Taverne beim Griechen, the Greek place in a sportsplatz near where we live. We have another Greek restaurant we could walk to, but when it’s really cold and dark outside, I can’t be bothered to walk. Besides, we really like the food at Taverne beim Griechen. I wanted dorade in the worst way.
We were greeted by the Greek lady who always waits on us. She speaks no English, but our German is slowly improving. In fact, just this week, I finished Duolingo’s German tree again. I can still practice all the lessons, since I am far from fluent, but I’m not acquiring new lessons until they add to them. I suppose I should just sign up for a class, but that would require me to go out and mingle. As I said, this cold, foggy, dark weather makes me want to hibernate and be antisocial.
Anyway, we had a nice meal last night. I had the dorade and Bill went with salmon steaks. I have had the dorade at Taverne beim Griechen before, but I think this might have been the first time either of us ordered salmon at Taverne beim Griechen.
We had a bottle of Greek wine, along with our usual water.
This fish was delicious! One thing I love about living in Europe is getting to eat dorade a lot. I’m sure it’s available in the States somewhere, but I have never eaten it there. Here in Germany, I get it fairly often. Taverne Beim Griechen does a good job with it! They serve it with a garlic sauce that isn’t too potent.
Bill’s salmon steaks. He said these were good. The skin was pleasantly charred and the flesh was not too dry.
Service and food, as usual, were great! It was nice to go back after the new year. I noticed a lot of people were enjoying a Friday night dinner there along with us. Someone brought what looked like an adorable bichon frise with them. I wish our dogs were well behaved enough to go into restaurants!
The weather is rather schlecht looking this morning. Maybe later, we’ll venture out, though. In a few days, I will be having dental implant surgery and a sinus lift, so I may not be up to any restaurant visits next weekend.