Saturday, December 20, 2014

On A Roll

I have decided to finish this up so I can cross another thing off my crazy January list before the end of the year.  It's got some bit to go, but I've already done half.

The Hunter's Feast

 For Yvette's birthdaay we went back to Miod i Wino for the Hunter's Feast.  This meal is a production and worth its not insubstantial expense.  We started with mead again, of course.  The feast starts with soup - Andreas and Yvette had the sour rye soup again.  There were beets, mushrooms, pierogi, sauces, and more meat than imaginable.  The menu describes the meal as good for three to four people.  It's truly better for six, there's that much food.  As you can see from the antler photo, serving this meal is a production.  The waiter even had to put on a costume to wheel everything out.  So yes, it's a lot of food and beautiful, but how did it taste?  Everything was great, from the venison to the creamed mushrooms.  We loved it.  We'd definitely do it again.  If you're looking for a signature dinner in Krakow, I'd say this is the place to get it.

In Chapel

 This shows some of the damage that happens to salt with moisture over centuries.  The scene below is the story of how the mine was founded.  Evidently Queen Jadwiga asked her father for a salt mine for a dowry, and on her way to marry her Polish husband stopped at this place and told people to dig to find salt.  Since it's been shown the mine works were in place before her time ... it's a bit false.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Still Yummie

On a rainy day we went back to Yummie for lunch in Krakow.  I had pumpkin soup and steak salad.  Andreas had a burger and fries, of course.  They were both excellent, as usual.

Top And Bottom

I managed to finish a bit more sidewalk and some more of the peach facade at the top.

The First Chapel

Even the blocked off areas of the tourist route are very finished off.  The place looks -too- good, if that makes sense.  The last couple of photos are from the first chapel passed in the tour.  The figures are centuries old and have degraded some from moisture.

Thursday, December 18, 2014