We are back! 2 weeks of biking, eating, drinking, and discovery. What a life. What did we miss most? Debo of course! What I didn't miss was being around people on their cell phones all the time. I fell in love with every country we went to, and it may be because people were interacting with one another. None of that awkwardness where everyone at the table is all looking down at their phones. Its as if they are really busy, but in reality, all they are really doing is flipping through Facebook or Instagram. I never even saw a phone laying on the table. It was magnificent! Besides the cell phone observation, the hamburger is everywhere. Hamburger craze has swept the world! I hear even Malaysia is getting weird with it. Let's take a gander at some of the eats we had.
I forgot to photograph my food half the time. But here's a tiny glimpse of some of our food finds. While there, I was fortunate enough to have a wonderful uncle in Paris. He cooked us a memorable French meal, and served amazing wines and desserts as well. I ate so much French bread that I think I might have given myself TMJ. My jaw is still in pain. That won't stop me!
Hello Brussels! Thank you for having Beerfest when we arrived! They also had Comic Book day with a festive parade. Yes, the frites are oddly terrific and the chocolate really is deliciousness. We also met up with some Slovenian friends that have been living in Brussels. Wonderful couple that hosted us with homemade Slovenian schnapps and Slovenian wine.
In Amsterdam we biked all over town and discovered the best hotel on ever and found an incredible Chinese restaurant. We were seated in the festive basement area and drank fresh and wonderful Heinekken. Yes, it really does taste 100 times better there.
Copenhagen received three collages. We ate fresh seafood and canned seafood. Goodness! It was good. Yes, the Danish hotdog may be one of the best out there. I think the fried shallots are key.
Best canned squid I have ever had. Or, the best squid I've ever had. It came from a jar, and it was incredible.
Then we fell upon the "best restaurant in the world". It was ranked the best in 2011, 2012, and 2014. Normally its a 2 year waiting list, but we got a reservation in less than 24 hours! If you'd like to have the overall experience of how we spent part of our time in Copenhagen, watch Anthony Bourdain's Part Unknown: Copenhagen and you will see.
Now that we are home, you couldn't even guess what would be the first meal that comes out of our kitchen. Matt unintentionally made a very American meal. Slow roasted Buffalo rare roast.
Its covered with salt and lots of black pepper, garlic, rosemary, and oregano. Covered and baked at 250 for about 45 minutes.
Added seem flour while whisking to the drippings to make a gravy. Added some chicken stock to thin it out some. Served a few thicker slices with mashed potatoes and brussel sprouts. Oh my oh my. It was really really good. I want some of that right now!
Welcome home to us!