A long planned double date has finally fit on everyone’s calendar, and is scheduled for this evening! This is a dual occasion: Karen’s birthday was a couple of weeks ago, while her husband Robert battled a summer flu bug. My birthday is tomorrow. Us girls decided this was a sufficient excuse to treat ourselves royally, and dine out at one of the area’s top spots: Naschmarkt. We wisely made reservations several weeks ago, for this evening at 630pm.
This surprisingly popular restaurant is located in Campbell, a small town within the silicon valley district. Obviously, it specializes in German/Austrian meals, something that Robert favors. He like Glenn, is of middle European descent, and was raised on this type of specialty. Since it is closest to my birthday, I was given the task of choosing the restaurant, so when I happened upon this venue, with four star reviews , I KNEW both fellows would cheer. Karen reacted with my sort of feelings: hey, it’s a dinner out, works for me!
The menu looks interesting, a combination of what you’d expect, with a sprinkling of the unusual. In addition to the schnitzels, and potato salad, the Pork Cracklings are very highly recommended. This took me aback, as I re-read it to be sure I understood. Still I remain to convinced that pork skin and fat can be considered a delicacy, but I’ll reserve my comments until after dinner.