Thursday, May 8, 2014

Great Day - Gesundheit?

I took my dad to lunch the other day. We haven't gone out together in ages! He was in great spirits and really seemed to enjoy the day. As we pulled into the parking lot, Dad commented that I was a very good driver. I reached over and patted his leg, saying, "Gee, thanks, Dad! I learned from the best there ever was....."

Dad's sense of humor is still in tact... he laughed!

We went to one of his favorite restaurants, André's. This is a little 'hole in the wall' restaurant and sweets shop that only serves lunch. They only have two menu choices, which change daily.

We chose not to have gesundheit... I mean, geschnezeltes (beef tips and gravy) and had the toast with tomato, melted gruyere cheese and a mushroom gravy. 

Everything is one price, and includes a beverage (their iced coffee is served with a generous dollop of whipped cream, real cream), the meal and a selection from the desert tray. The desert tray offers about 10 choices of their yummy sweets.

And, if you want more, they sell all kinds of sweet treats,
cakes, quiches and chocolates at the front of the restaurant!

This time I had the marzipan 'potato' - a cream-filled cake covered in a layer of marzipan. Dad had the fruit tart. 

And... at the end, Dad decided to try to embarrass me....

 He forgot, I'm the mother of two boys.
It ain't gonna happen!


  1. That's the kind of place my mom would like. When she came to visit me some years back, she was not impressed with our little country restaurants. She said " you can't even get a decent latte here!" I pointed out that actually, you couldn't get one at all, decent or otherwise.

  2. Reading this before breakfast was very difficult. Mmmmmm.

    Glad you and your dad had a great time.

  3. What a cute place!
    And silly dad! Glad he has a sense of humor!

  4. Looks like he enjoyed his lunch out! :)


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