The day kind of got away from us today. We got up rather late, had a late breakfast, and then Bill went to the store to pick up some things for the week. Consequently, it wasn’t until about 1:00 that we finally decided what to do with our afternoon. We entertained thoughts of going to a fest, but ended up going to Herrenberg, where we stopped by the Gasthaus Lamm for lunch.
Gasthaus Lamm’s sign.
The last time we visited the Gasthaus Lamm was for Thanksgiving in 2015. We didn’t have a Thanksgiving dinner there; rather, we enjoyed a large German meal that was kind of fall inspired. I’d been wanting to go back for some time, but this is a restaurant that is almost always packed, even during the daytime. We noticed today that they had a sign outside signifying that after next weekend, they would only be open in the evenings.
Things will change next week!
We arrived at the restaurant at about 2:30 or so, about a half an hour before the restaurant has its afternoon pause. There were a few tables open, so we chose one in a corner near the bar area. One thing I like about Gasthaus Lamm is that it’s a very cozy place in an old building. It’s very typically German, as is the food. During the warmer months, there is outside seating available. In winter, it’s best to make reservations because the restaurant is very popular and it’s tiny.
Bill’s typically charming expression after I tell him dirty jokes.
A pleasant young man who spoke perfect English took care of us. We both had weizens and salads. I had one with grilled chicken strips and Bill had one with tuna.
My salad, which was described as chicken strips with bread. This was actually not what I was expecting, but it tasted good and was good for me. This was priced at 10,50 and had a nice light vinaigrette and a sprinkling of seeds.
Bill’s tuna salad came with soft, mild cheese, but was basically the same set up as mine.
Our bill came to 25,50, which we thought was a fair price. I wasn’t able to finish my whole salad.
Gasthaus Lamm happens to be located right next to the Alte Brennerei, which happens to be one of our favorite bottle shops. Although we probably should have steered clear, we went inside and ended up enjoying an impromptu rum and wine tasting. The people in Alte Brennerei speak perfect English and are always willing to let their customers taste things. Of course, when we taste things, we often end up buying, and that’s what happened today. We came home with plenty of wine and rum for the rapidly cooling evenings in Germany.
I was actually thinking of going to Sindelfingen today. Perhaps if we had gotten an earlier start, we would have gone there and tried a new restaurant. Maybe we’ll try that tomorrow, if we don’t hit a fest. Quite a few are going on this weekend.