The first fabulous meal was at Cafe Opera in Altea, Spain. I had been to Cafe Opera once 8 years ago. Both experiences have been wonderful and I was pleased to see it had not changed.
The cafe overlooks the Mediterranean and the large outdoor seating area is surrounded by greenery. The tablecloths are decorated with sheet music and the menu, in four languages, looks like the program for an opera performance.
The staff is very friendly and efficient. Inside the café, the walls are decorated with musical instruments and drawings of composers. But the best part is the food. I had a Beethoven salad eight years ago which was amazing. This time I opted for the Tchaikovsky salad and was not disappointed. I savoured every morsel. The bill came in a delightful small music box.
The meals on the river cruise we took on the Sound of Music were incredible as well. There was something for everyone’s tastes and so nicely presented. Dessert was always the highlight. The orange cheese cake and the apple strudel were two of my favourite.
We found many wonderful coffee shops in Vienna, including one that served generous portions of ice cream. The cinnamon crepes in Germany were unforgettable as was the white hot chocolate drink.
Since we have returned home it has been difficult to not have dessert three times a day! We have been eating the fabulous gingerbread we brought back from Nuremberg, Germany sparingly, to make it last.