Local Heart, Global Soul

August 22, 2016

You Can Keep Your Pizza, I want Flammkuchen!

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

First I need to apologise  for the glitch in yesterday’s post.

I thought I had this all sorted and in the WordPress “schedule” since were away from home this weekend attending a friend’s birthday party in the south of The Netherlands.

I had had a few difficult days and only packed my overnight bag at the last minute. I therefore neglected to check the post before we left and it seems that only the first photograph uploaded successfully.

(I know I saw error messages but thought things were ok, actually  I’d taken rather a lot of pain medication so goodness knows what I was thinking). Now that we are back and I’ve slept for four hours to recover from the one and a half hour car ride, I checked in and saw that the photographs were missing. I’ve fixed it all now, sorry ’bout that!
Visiting Burg Satvey Castle in Mechernich, Germany gives Family Kiwidutch and our guest a chance to work up an appetite. Luckily in the courtyards that is off the main courtyard, there is a restaurant called “Restaurant Kreuzritter”.To my complete and absolute delight we find that the one of the main specialty items on the menu is “Flammkuchen” (also known in France as “tarte flambée”).

Basically it consists of an ultra thin dough, spread with crème fraîche (a slightly less sour and far creamier version of sour cream) that is then covered with lardons and onions and cooked for a couple of minutes in a wood fire oven, ones similar to what pizza is made in.Flammkuchen originates from the Elzas (Alsace) region which is why it has both German and French names. Either way it is beyond delicious. I would eat this meal 99.9% of the time over pizza.

As usual we arrive right at the end of the lunch time service, having been distracted until now by the castle and it’s grounds, and also because I lost the others and it took me a while to find them. (More on that story in a little while).Little Mr could not be persuaded to try anything that sported onions so obviously in plain sight, so pumped for chicken nuggets and fries, but the rest of us enjoyed this a lot and within an indecently short time not a crumb was left behind. My biggest regret was that the restaurant wasn’t around the corner from where we live in the Hague. Needless to say we enjoyed lunch very much indeed…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Restaurant Kreuzritter
An der Burg 3, 53894 Mechernich Satzvey, Duitsland
+49 2256 958327

Restaurant Kreuzritter / Burg Satzvey Castle / Mechernich / Germany

Burg Satzvey Castle / Mechernich / Germany

4 Comments »

  1. Me too – I love Flammkuchen!

    Comment by A year in Périgord — August 22, 2016 @ 4:56 pm | Reply

    • A year in Périgord,
      All for us!!! Seriously, if this restaurant was around the corner from our home, we would be eating there once a week! (Maybe in that case it’s good for our wallets and our waist-lines that it’s not around the corner). Especially straight out of a wood fire oven and with it’s mega thin crust… this stuff is dangerously delicious!

      Comment by kiwidutch — August 23, 2016 @ 10:17 am | Reply

  2. It does look (and sound) fantastic!

    Comment by Carrie — August 28, 2016 @ 6:28 pm | Reply

    • Carrie,
      This is SOOOO good! I’d like to eat this 85% of the time and Pizza the other 15% (or 50-50 if the pizza had the same uber-thin crust that has bubbles in it like this does).

      Comment by kiwidutch — August 28, 2016 @ 7:08 pm | Reply


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