LokalMy husband and I don’t make much of Valentine’s Day, but we do tend to use it as an excuse to go out for a nice meal together. This year this is especially important to me, as we are both in for a very busy workday today due to long scheduled meetings. And it’s snowing, which will getting to restaurant a bit awkward (cycling is out of the questions, and there are few buses at night). Anyway, if you go out on such a night it shows that the relationship is important enough to make an effort!

Anyway, the usual question: What do you want to eat? Greek or Italian? made me consider the way I choose a restaurant for a night out. In contrast to my husband, I go by taste and not by decor at all. As long as the food is good and the place at least pleasant-looking, I am perfectly happy.

The problem is that we live in a small town. While there is a rather good Greek restaurant near the river (the one we’re going to tonight), and several ones that offer lovely Bavarian cuisine, we haven’t found an Italian restaurant we really like yet, nor a Chinese one. There are several that are okay, but that’s about that. There is a very bad Korean restaurant, the Australian place closed some years ago, and the Mexican restaurant, they serve ready-made sauces, as we recently discovered. There is not a single Indian restaurant in my town.

I love living in a small town, I really do. It’s just when it comes to restaurants, I think with fervent longing of places like London or Munich, where you can find any sort of food you fancy in excellent quality.

Are you going out for a meal today? And what sort of cuisine do you like best?

– Rike Horstmann