Munich - Hotel Bachmair Weissach

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「每次你生日我都很有壓力。」平常不會說這種”實話”的米夏爾終於在今年我的生日當天坦承了。女兒還火上加油:「真的,你很難搞定,而且你連蛋糕都不吃。」

還記得我在INSTAGRAM上發佈的這篇圖文嗎?其實我們在半年前早就訂好到Hotel Bachmair Weissach過週末,順便慶祝我的生日以及母親節。不過因為太久以前就已經就訂好,以致於大家都忘了,米夏爾才會在我生日那天發難吐苦水。

臨行前我和米夏爾都興致沖沖、唯獨女兒因為「要換地方睡覺」顯得意興闌珊:「這麼麻煩,還要打包、還要坐車喔。」她喔一聲的尾音拉的好長。我都還沒跟她說,週五抵達當天晚上,早就在MIZU SUSHI BAR 訂了一桌,吃得就是她最愛的日本料理。(噓!)

Hotel Bachmair Weissach位在慕尼黑近郊Tegernsee旁,依山傍水,是以SPA度假村的概念來設計。園區內的景觀設計自然優雅讓人感到放鬆,不可思議的是,竟然還有條小溪從中貫流。五月初時節,剛好山上的積雪開始融化,小溪水量湍流;嘩啦嘩啦的背景聲,很有療癒的作用。露天泳池、躺椅就在一旁,還沒換上泳裝進入水中,在視覺上已有無限享受。

"I am under pressure when your birthday comes every year." Michael, who does not usually say this "truth", finally admitted on my birthday this year. My daughter still added the fire: "So true, it's hard to get a gift for you, and you don't even eat the cake."

Remember the image I posted on INSTAGRAM? In fact, we booked Hotel Bachmair Weissach for a weekend trip some months ago to celebrated my birthday and Mother's Day. However, we booked a long time ago, everyone forgot. Therefore Michael had a hard time on my birthday this year.

Before we left for the weekend trip to Hotel Bachmair Weissach, I was so excited. However, my daughter seemed to be down-hearted because she had to pack. "It's so troublesome, and I have to pack; still, it takes time to arrive at the hotel." It is not true; it takes around 50 minutes by car. I haven't told her yet that on the evening of the arrival on Friday, I had booked a table at MIZU SUSHI BAR, her favorite Japanese food.

Located next to Tegernsee in the suburbs of Munich, Hotel Bachmair Weissach is designed with the concept of a spa resort. The garden design is simply elegant and relaxing. It is incredible that there is still a stream flowing through it. At the beginning of May, the snow on the mountain began to melt, and the stream was turbulent; the background sound of the slap was healing. The open-air swimming pool and loungers were on the side; you don't have to put on a swimsuit and enter the water, you are enjoying it.

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這次入住前已經事先約好幾項旅館所提供的額外服務,比如說兩天晚上的晚餐、按摩與臉部保養的美容行程、以及練馬場教練的指導與陪練鐘點等,整個週末十分忙碌呢。

旅館裡在SPA中心旁有個小小的吧台沙龍區,是我最喜愛以及享受的小空間。這裡可以連結到戶外泳池區、桑拿區、美容按摩護膚中心以及室內泳池等區域。我們一整個週末除了早餐與晚餐時間外,都是套著旅館提供的浴袍行動;不僅在腦袋上放鬆,不用想穿搭、也不用化妝,就連皮膚、身體都感到解放自在呢。

When booking our schedule, we have reserved some additional services provided by the hotel in advance, such as dinner for two nights, beauty care, massage and facial, and horse riding lessons. We were quite busy at the weekend.

There is a small salon next to the spa center, which is my favorite and enjoyable space. It is connected to the outdoor pool, sauna area, beauty center, and indoor pool. In addition to breakfast and dinner time, we spent the entire weekend in the bathrobes; feeling so relaxed, no styling, no makeup, feel free.

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MIZU SUSHI BAR

女兒一聽到抵達當天晚上吃的就是她最愛的日式料理時,喜出望外,換個地方睡覺的壞情緒全一掃而空:「吃日本料理,真的嗎?有生魚片?」女兒從小吃食口味就頗為成熟,現在更是和我們一起吃香喝辣、樣樣來。而生魚片,從斷奶後就開始跟著米夏爾品嘗,就連芥末都十分喜愛。

When my daughter heard that we would enjoy her favorite Japanese food on the evening of our arrival, she was thrilled. The bad mood of travel, not sleeping at home was swept away: "We eat Japanese food, is it true? Is there sashimi?" She likes to enjoy delicious food with us, especially the sashimi, even enjoys the wasabi.

Beef Tatar Crispy Cone

Beef Tatar Crispy Cone

Beef Tatar Crispy Cone

Beef Tatar Crispy Cone

Amabuki Rosé

Amabuki Rosé

EDAMAME

EDAMAME

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不知道從什麼時候開始,我們一家三口外出用餐,從前菜到主餐,不管點什麼,我們都請服務生一道一道上。也就是說,第一道吃完了,才請廚房準備第二道;不趕時間慢慢吃,往往整頓飯吃下來得花上兩三小時或者更長時間,不過聊聊天、開開玩笑,再配點酒、飲料,反而更有趣。

點好前菜後,我們還沒有拿定主意主餐點什麼,就請服務生先上開胃菜。特別值得一提,餐廳提供了不同口味的清酒,我們點了Amabuki Rosé,淡淡粉紅色的清酒裝在古意的杯子中,冰得脆爽,入口滑順,很有意思。

前菜米夏爾點了Beef Tatar Crispy Cone,一整片松露就鋪在角錐狀甜筒上,很搶眼。生牛肉鮮嫩、外頭的甜筒酥脆,很得米夏爾的心,是一道擄獲熟男的優雅料理。

另外一道毛豆EDAMAME 讓人驚艷。台灣人對毛豆不陌生,就是水煮之後灑點調味,是茶館、餐廳很常見的開胃菜。MIZU SUSHI BAR 的毛豆不同,醬汁完全出乎意料,帶點不知名的辛辣香料滋味,三個人就在靜默中啃完一整碗毛豆(笑)。

在德國境內吃生魚片時,我們一家都會懷有虔誠的感恩心情;德國不靠海,得靠多少人的心意才能讓生魚片游上桌。新鮮彈口的魚片配上山葵醬;然後我們又在靜默中拼完這份生魚片。

邊吃邊喝酒、邊看菜單點下一道菜實在是太過癮了。我和米夏爾兩人默默對看了一眼,完全同意這樣慢慢來的用餐方式。一家人聊天、玩笑,看女兒和米夏爾鬥嘴的模樣;偶爾「換個地方睡覺」真得很不錯呢。

主餐之一的烤肋排又是一道讓我們陷入安靜啃骨頭的靜默中。肋排軟嫩、醬汁獨特,上頭點綴的食材口感很有意思,我們都猜不出來是什麼(不過我內心裡覺得是薏仁),絕對推薦的菜色。

在料理吧台前的廚師之一是位十六歲就來到德國生活的日本人,如今四十歲的他在異鄉的生活已經遠比家鄉來的更長久。之前一直在慕尼黑工作的他,搬到Bachmair Weissach 旅館工作已經兩年,說著流利英文與德文,害羞地與我對話著。

當天我們七點入席,一直到十點多才買單回房間,如今想來這三個多小時的點滴還真讓人意猶未盡。享受生活對我們一家人來說往往不是花錢了事的,而是這個讓我們窩在一起的機會還有場景,並且在事後想起來帶有回甘的情緒,那就對了。

I don't know when it has started. When we go out for dining, we ask waiters to serve dishes one after another one from appetizers to main dishes. Which means after the first meal is finished, then serve the next one. We take it slow and easy, not in a hurry. It often takes two or three hours or even longer to finish the whole meal, but it is enjoyable to chat, make jokes with wine and drinks.

After ordering the appetizers, we haven't decided what to have for the main meal. So we ask the waiter to serve the appetizer first. MIZU Sushi Bar offers different flavors of sake, and we ordered Amabuki Rosé, a light pink sake served in the ancient cups, the cold sake tasted crisp and smooth, very impressive.

Michael ordered the Beef Tatar Crispy Cone as the appetizer. A whole piece of truffle was placed on top, which was very eye-catching. The raw beef was tender, and the cone outside was crispy. Michael enjoyed it a lot. It is indeed an elegant dish for mature men.

Another appetizer, EDAMAME was amazing. It is not new to Taiwanese; it is popular in tea houses or restaurants. We all know how it tastes. The edamame at MIZU SUSHI BAR was different; the sauce was completely unexpected, which had a taste of unknown spices. We were all in the silence to finish the bowl of edamame.

When eating sashimi in Germany, we have always sincere gratitude; Germany does not rely on the sea; it is not often to find fresh sashimi here. Fresh sashimi pieces served with wasabi and soy sauce; we finished the sashimi in silence again.

It's so enjoyable to eat and drink while reading the menu and ordering other dishes. Michael and I silently glanced at each other and wholeheartedly agreed with the way of dining slowly. What a beautiful night to enjoy the meal with my family.

One of our main dishes, the grilled ribs, was another delicious dish that kept us in silence. The ribs were tender, and the sauce was unique from the usual ones we know. The taste of the ingredients on the top was delightful. We had no idea what it was ( I think it is pearl barley) ; a highly recommended dish.

One of the chefs in front of the cooking bar was a Japanese who lives in Germany for more than 20 years. He has been working in Munich for a long time, and now moved to Tegernsee for almost 2 years working at the Bachmair Weissach Hotel. He speaks fluent English and German and talked to me shyly.

We started our dinner at seven o'clock, and we didn't go back to the room until 10 o'clock. It was a fun 3 hours. Enjoying life is always a matter for us; it is all about the opportunities and the scenes that make us together. Moreover, the sweet memory afterward.

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Breakfast

當初會選擇這裡最主要的原因是,米夏爾家姐的朋友到訪過這裡,十分推薦,尤其是他們的自助早餐。

自從去年夏天聽到自助早餐這四個關鍵字之後,我們就一直把Bachmair Weissach放在心中。原因無他,我和米夏爾兩個晨型人最喜歡的就是吃早餐;如果有機會旅行,一定好好享受旅館的自助早餐;再不然,在民宿也好好準備,或是到咖啡館享用。

咖啡、可頌、優格、水果,一字排開,光是閉上眼睛用聞的也可以瀏覽大致光景:服務生上前詢問想喝什麼熱飲,有沒有想另外加點的料理。咖啡機研磨豆子的聲音、小孩子嬉鬧的笑聲、鄰桌低聲聊天大聲歡笑的片刻;這一切都彷彿閃耀著金色光芒讓人好喜愛。

The main reason why we chose to stay here is that a friend of Michael's sister had visited Hotel Bachmair Weissach, he recommended, especially the buffet breakfast.

Since we heard the keyword, the breakfast buffet last summer, we have always put Hotel Bachmair Weissach on our visiting list. There are no other reasons, Michael and I like to enjoy the morning time, as well as breakfast. If we have an opportunity to travel, we always enjoy the hotel's breakfast buffet; otherwise, we prepare at the Airbnb or go to a cafe.

Coffee, Croissants, yogurt, fruits, it is such delightful to appreciate the general breakfast situation: a waiter asks what hot drink you would like to have, and if you want to add something else from the menu. The sound of the coffee machine grinding the beans, the children's playful laugh, and the whispering chat on the next table. It all seems to shine like a golden glow.

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Bachmair Weissach的自助早餐真得沒話說,陳列的都是慕尼黑近郊當地小農產出的新鮮時蔬鮮果、作物烘焙的麵包糕點,如果是包裝食材,也都是生鮮有機品牌。品質好但是不做作,是那種儘管夾菜不小心把醬汁滴在料理台上也可以不用在意的隨意,讓人放鬆。

那個週末慕尼黑還降下了五月薄雪,來SPA度假村過週末的所有旅客在早上神情愉悅、穿著舒適有品味的衣著,服務生優雅地穿梭其間服務。背景聲熱烘烘的,讓人有感。

反正是週末小度假,吃完了也不趕時間,大夥都還是留在位子上繼續聊天。窗外頓時間又下起雪來,有個孩子看見了,拉著爸爸到窗邊一起看著。孩子的眼睛閃亮,跟著雪花片轉動視線;爸爸摸著孩子的金髮,笑笑地好像也重返的童稚時光。

The breakfast buffet at Hotel Bachmair Weissach was excellent. There were fresh fruits and vegetables produced by local small farmers in the suburbs of Munich. If it is packaged ingredients or food, they were BIO brands, Good quality offers. Moreover, it is a place that you can relax and enjoy without the care of the sauce dripping on the display table.

In the weekend, Munich had snow. All the visitors who came to the spa resort for the weekend were happy in the morning, dressed in comfortable and elegant clothes, and the waiters gracefully serviced between us. The background sound was so cozy that it made me feel good.

It was a weekend. After breakfast, everyone was not in a hurry; we stayed and continued to chat. It was snowing, and a child saw it and took his father to the window side to watch together. The child's eyes were shining, and following the snowflakes. The father touched the boy's blond hair and smiled as if he returned to his childhood.

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到Bachmair Weissach SPA HOTEL過週末前,米夏爾看著官網研究訂房細節,女兒在一旁瞎攪和,看到了騎馬的頁面,雙眼發光。討論之後,我們訂了兩堂課(一堂課為半小時)讓女兒和米夏爾練騎。

第二天早上吃完早餐之後就連我都感到很興奮,更不用提女兒,已經好一段時間沒有騎馬的她也躍躍欲試。走出旅館穿過小溪,越過森林前段,遠遠已經聞到馬糞的氣味,這宣告著已經來到馬場了。

年輕的教練在慕尼黑讀大學,有空排班的時候會到旅館來幫忙授課。她先牽出今天陪伴我們的馬匹:Happy,請我們幫忙刷刷馬毛、清潔蹄子,利用這段時間可以和馬培養感情,也讓馬習慣我們的氣味與動作。

教練也不趕時間,利用這段時間跟我們說說馬場的運作模式、Happy的習性,也順便瞭解女兒過往騎馬的經驗與程度。進入練習場地之後,教練幫忙女兒上馬、調整鞍座(安全帽是女兒自己的,之前為了參加夏令營時所購買)。

接著讓馬順時針與逆時針兩種方向漫步;因為馬也是會頭暈的呀,教練這麼調皮地說著。教練一邊調整女兒的騎姿,一邊與她說著故事。

接下來問女兒是否準備好了,可以讓馬小快步跑。這對女兒來說不陌生,配合大腿與臀部提高的動作,馬就這麼跑了好多圈。看的媽媽我好興奮、好驕傲呢。教練又問,想不想試試讓馬快跑。女兒之前練馬時曾經嘗試快跑,不過這次與馬相處的時間還不長,沒有默契,所以拒絕教練的快跑提議。後來女兒雖然沒有後悔拒絕,但是可以看得出來如果時間更充裕、可以和馬培養默契的話,她其實願意嘗試。

一堂課的時間點到了,換米夏爾上陣。教練問米夏爾是否有經驗,另一半歪頭一想:哇,上一次騎馬已經是好多年前的事了呢(偷偷說,已經超過半世紀以前囉)。米夏爾自己說完都覺得有趣。

一樣的,先讓馬匹慢走,讓米夏爾與馬產生默契、熟悉彼此的韻律。接著小快步跑,米夏爾也駕馭的了。見他一個老頑童似的開心表情,一旁拍照的我也不覺露出笑容。

短短一個小時我們有好多笑容,事後也有多共同討論的話題。我想,這是全家人一起做一件事最大的意義,前、中、後三個階段的共享時光。我們約好再來;我下次也要上馬試試,太有趣了。

Before our weekend trip at Hotel Bachmair Weissach, Michael checked the website of the hotel to study the reservation. Our daughter saw the page of the horse riding, her eyes shined. After the discussion, we booked two lessons to let her and Michael ride.

I was very excited after breakfast on the riding day, not to mention how my daughter felt. She was eager to it. Walking out of the hotel through the river, through the front part of the forest. Suddenly we smelled the horse manure; the horse farm is not far.

The young coach studies in Munich, and she comes to the hotel to teach when she is free. She first brought out the horses that accompanied us; its name is Happy. She asked us to brush the horse hair, clean the hooves, using the time to develop feelings with the horse, and let Happy got used to our smell and movements.

The coach took it easy and not in a hurry. She explained to us about the operation of the horse farm, the habits of Happy. Moreover, she tried to know more about my daughter's experience of riding. After entering the practice area, the coach helped my daughter to start and adjust the saddle.

Then let Happy walked in clockwise and counterclockwise directions; because the horse would feel dizzy when keeps running in the same direction. The coach adjusted my daughter's riding posture while telling her stories.

Then, the coach asked if my daughter was ready to let Happy step faster. Horse riding is not a new matter for my daughter. With the movements of the buttocks and thighs, My daughter leaded Happy ran so many rounds. I was so excited and proud. The coach asked again if my daughter would like to try still faster. She had tried to lead a horse and let run quickly before, but this time she spent only a short time with the horse, there was no tacit understanding in between. Therefore she refused the coach's proposal. Later, although she did not regret it, I could see that if she had more time and could develop a better understanding of the horse, she would try it.

The first lesson was to the end, and then it was Michael's turn. The coach asked if he had any riding experience. Michael thought about it: Wow, the last time riding was almost 50 years ago. How time flys.

In the same way, let the horse walked slowly to let Michael and Happy become familiar with each other. Then he let Happy ran in a small step and quicker. Seeing his happy expression like a child, I can't help but smile at the same time.

We had a good time, and there are many topics to discuss afterward. I think this is the most significant meaning of the whole family doing one thing together, sharing time. We plan to come back again; I will try it next time, it's so exciting.

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GASTHOF ZUR WEISSACH

到訪過德國的德國餐廳、或是常吃德國料理的人一定知道,德式料理有多難拍。首先,巴伐利亞式的室內設計大多是暗色調的木頭色系;你可能會問:那不是剛好,凡寧你喜歡拍暗背景的照片風格呀。

沒錯!但是,暗背景的照片風格還得有光,才能襯托得出明亮中的陰影調,才美。國餐廳全部黑成一片,加上德國菜大多為肉料理,還有黑漆漆的深色醬汁;拍照真的是件很為難的事呀。

「那是不是今天我們就好好享受,不要拍照了?」米夏爾擺出良善的表情問我。這兩年我總拿他當模特兒,不僅讓他得特別注重手部保養,每次都還讓我擺佈,實在可愛。

不拍?那可不行。職業病使然,寧可拍了不上傳、不分享,也不會什麼都不做把一整份餐點吃光光呀。更何況,Bachmair Weissach SPA HOTEL裡兩大餐廳的料理品質還有菜色都很讓我們滿意,真得很應該分享。

旅館內的日式餐廳MIZU是抵達第一晚我們訂的餐廳。所以第二晚,我們決定吃德國菜。

Those who have visited German restaurants in Germany, or who often eat German food must know how difficult it is to take photos of German cuisine. First of all, the Bavarian interior style is mostly in a dark wood color; you may ask: is it not just right? Fanning, you like to take dark background photos, don't you?

I do! However, the dark background photo style has to have light, and the brightness will set off the shadow beautifully. The restaurants are all dark, plus most of the German food is meat with dark sauces; it is challenging to take photos.

"Shall we enjoy the meal tonight without taking pictures?" Michael asked me with a smiling expression. In the past two years, I always take him as my model. He not only has to pay special attention to take care of his hands but also has to listen to my instructions when taking photos.

Not taking pictures? No. As a photographer, I rather take pictures even not to share than doing nothing. What's more, the quality of the two restaurants in the Hotel Bachmair Weissach is very satisfying and worth sharing.

The on-site Japanese restaurant MIZU Sushi Bar was the restaurant we ordered on the first night of arrival. For the second night, we decided to enjoy German food.

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一進餐廳,桌上已經擺著服務生事先準備好的歐式麵包、還有奶油。麵包擺在一塊木砧板上,旁邊還有把麵包刀;這種自己來的動手模式最能引起食慾。麵包香脆、口感有嚼勁,切的厚厚一片不管是抹奶油、或是沾橄欖油都是那種讓人停不下來,簡單卻十分美味的前點。

對了,到德國餐廳怎麼點餐呢?順便跟大家聊一下好了。入座之後,服務生會依人數送上菜單,小孩子也會有一份。如果餐廳提供兒童餐點,服務生會詢問是否需要。我很喜歡這份把孩子當成一個個體的尊重呢。

接著你應該做的不是看吃什麼,而是先看想喝什麼餐酒或是飲料。大約五到十分鐘之後,服務生會來點飲料。如果你已經知道想吃什麼,可以一起把餐點點好,那麼上菜速度就會快一些。

如果還沒有想法,那就先點飲料,慢慢看菜單,服務生會先準備飲品。很多時候多人聚餐時,點了飲料就開始聊天、寒暄,大多忘了看菜單,有時候都入座半個小時了,大夥還在聊天呢。

服務生送上飲品時,大多也可以順利地點完餐。不過如果出現上述大家一直聊天的情況,服務生也不會催促,就讓大家捧著餐卡話家常。所以,很多時候,大約入座三十到四十分鐘,第一杯飲料都快喝完了才點餐(有些人也會順便點第二杯飲料),是很常出現的情況。

也因為如此,剛開始米夏爾對台灣餐廳限時、有低消的情況很不能理解。照德國這種飲食氛圍來說,兩個小時剛好只能把飲料和前菜解決而已。

餐廳在點完餐點後,通常會附上一籃麵包(或是德式扭結麵包),讓客人在等候餐點時當零嘴,有時候麵包會另外計價,有時候是免費的。不過對餐廳來說是件好事,因為吃了麵包就會口渴,用餐的客人就會增加酒水的消費呢。

這天,在GASTHOF ZUR WEISSACH,我們點了前湯(當季魚湯,屬於濃湯式料理)、德式肉餅(Schnitzel)、羊排(Lammrücken),以及魚料理(Tegernseer Hecht)。料理的品質很高,尤其當季魚湯與羊排,讓我們讚不絕口。

不過最誇張的是,當天的特製甜點:巧克力蛋糕外加一球冰淇淋(沒有在菜單上)實在是太讓人驚艷了。因為餐點份量很大,本來就已經猶豫是否點飯後甜點,所以先點一份三個人分。

第一口湯匙入口,我們三人對看了一眼,然後就進入一種「每吃一口就發出令人難為情但是忍不住的讚嘆聲」的模式。「先生,我們要再加點一份同樣的甜點。」米夏爾害羞地點餐;因為剛剛服務生確認我們三個人只點一份甜點時,我們都很堅定地說:因為吃的太飽了,所以只點一份。(多糗)

我們一道一道料理吃、一邊喝酒一邊聊天,整頓飯吃了四個小時,實在好過癮。

旁桌單獨用餐的女子也和我們聊了起來。她因為最近工作壓力大,所以一個人來過週末。個子瘦瘦高高的她很有氣質,一個人把四道菜的套餐吃的乾乾淨淨:「吃真的讓我放鬆,好棒呀!」我們互道晚安時,她這麼跟我們說的。

在Bachmair Weissach SPA HOTEL的行程進入尾聲,我們坐在餐桌上,拎著飲品的杯子,每個人都顯得依依不捨。好想天天都度假呢。

When we came to the restaurant, a piece of artisan bread was already prepared on the table. The bread was placed on a wooden cutting board, and there was a bread knife next to it; this kind of do-it-yourself mode is the most appetizing. The bread was fresh and crispy; whether with butter or olive oil, it made us want to eat more. Simple but delicious.

By the way, do you know how to order dishes at a German restaurant? After taking a seat, the waiter will bring menus for everyone. If a restaurant offers a children's meal, the waiter will ask if it is needed for your kids. I like the respect of treating children as an individual.

Then what you should do is not to check what to eat, but what drinks or wine you want to have. After about five to ten minutes, the waiter will come back to order drinks for you. If you already know what to eat, you can order the meal at the same time; then the serving will be faster.

If you don't have an idea yet, order a drink and check the menu slowly. The waiter will prepare the drinks first. Sometimes when many people gather for dinner, they start chatting and chilling and forget to view the menu. Sometimes they seat for a half hour, and everyone is still talking.

If there is a situation in which everyone keeps chatting, the waiter will not rush. Therefore, it is common to order meals after sitting for almost a half hour or even longer.

Hence, Michael does not understand there is a time limit in most restaurants in Taiwan, which is about two hours. According to the German dining atmosphere, it just starts to be fun in two hours.

German restaurants usually offer a basket of bread (or German-style twisted bread, Brezel)) for guests. Sometimes the bread will be charged separately, sometimes for free. However, it is a good thing for restaurants, because eating bread will be thirsty, and guests will order more drinks.

On this day, at GASTHOF ZUR WEISSACH, we ordered a soup (the seasonal fish soup), the German-style meat pie (Schnitzel), the lamb chops (Lammrücken), and a fish dishes (Tegernseer Hecht). The quality of the meals was good, especially the season fish soup and lamb chops, which made us full of praise.

But the most fantastic dish was the special dessert of the day: a chocolate cake plus a ball of ice cream which was not on the menu was so amazing. We were so full from the appetizer and main dishes, so we decided to order only one dessert to share.

After the first bite, three of us glanced at each other and then entered a mode of exciting and enjoying. "Sir, we would like to order another plate of the same dessert." Michael shyly ordered the second dessert. Because when the waiter confirmed at the beginning that if three of us only ordered one dessert; we firmly answered that we were so full and could not eat anymore. How embarrassing.

We enjoyed our dishes one after another one while chatting. It took us almost 4 hours to go to the end.

The woman who ate alone at the side table chatted with us. She was alone for the weekend because of the pressure of her recent work. She is thin and tall and elegant. "I feel so relaxed while eating, so great!" she told us when she finished her four-course meal.

It was almost to the end of our weekend at Hotel Bachmair Weissach. We sat at the table and sipped our drinks, and it seemed that everyone would like to extend our weekend trip.


讀了一篇文章指出,藉由外在物質或環境得到愉悅的感受,是屬於「享受」;如果是因為自己的心境或是體會而感到愉悅,那麼便是「快樂」。快樂的感受可以持續的比較長久,而享受則在抽離掉物質後容易讓我們空虛。

所以我們大部分的人都汲汲追求「快樂」,不過卻往往將享受混淆成快樂,因此我們很少能靜下心來想想自己想要的是什麼,卻因為迫切追求快樂而讓自己變的不快樂、甚至不懂得享受了。

這篇文章讓我讀來心有戚戚焉,也是我在近年深刻的體會。所以當我有機會「享受」的時候,我傾向於和家人一起度過這段享受的時光。

一家人有機會擁有相同的心境或是體會時,便有類似快樂的經驗。而且,日後再次提及,也可以一起討論這些共同的回憶。這樣的良性循環,讓我越來越珍惜與家人相處的時光,也積極地製造這些共享機會。

I recently read an article, which mentioned, the feeling of pleasure gained by external material is "enjoyment." If you feel enjoyable because of your own state of mind or sense, then it is "happy." The feeling of happiness can last longer, and enjoyment makes us feel empty after drawing away from the material.

Therefore, most of us are pursuing "happiness", but we often confuse enjoyment with happiness, so we rarely calm down and think about what we want and need. We are often eager to pursue happiness and forget how to appreciate it.

This article hit the point that is also my deep understanding in recent years. So when I have the opportunity to "enjoy", I tend to spend the enjoyment time with my family.

When a family has the opportunity to experience the same mood or happening, they have a similarly enjoyable experience. Moreover, to create shared memories. This virtuous circle makes me cherish the time I spend with my family and actively creates these sharing opportunities.

 

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