Sunday, December 21, 2014
While waiting to go do our escape room puzzle, we decided to get out of the rain and do lunch. There's a new Italian restaurant next to Yummie that we tried. The place is very nicely decorated and they were baking cookies, so it smelled fantastic. We were time crunched so we got basics. I had carpaccio and a salad, and Yvette and Andreas had pizzas. My carpaccio was good, but not quite as good as Torro Grill's. The salad was big and filling. Both of them liked their pizzas, too. Oh, and Andreas said his milkshake was unfortunately mostly air.
Saturday, December 20, 2014
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.
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.