WIAW: girls weekend

by Antonia on October 10, 2012

This past weekend my two best friends visited me in Munich. We drove up together on Friday night and spent the weekend on what seemed like a culinary adventure. It wasn’t the best organized trip on my part so we found ourselves at the Viktualienmarkt or my favorite food stores instead of showing them round the important sights. We also made it to the Oktoberfest {it was the last weekend to go} but we left disappointed after waiting in line at a tent for 3o minute without actually being acknowledged by the security person. On top of that the Theresienwiese was packed so instead of aimlessly wandering round in between drunks we took the subway to the city center and had dinner at the Hofbräuhaus which, in all honesty is the most touristy restaurant you can go to. We had fun though, made friends and left with our Dirndls nearly bursting at the seams.

I didn’t take a picture of every single thing we ate but here are some of our weekend highlights {special thanks to Nina’s point and shoot for playing host to my camera SD card over the weekend so I didn’t have to drag along my dSLR}. And a big thank you to Jenn from Peas and Crayons for hosting this foodie party.

{Excuse the quality of the pictures, some where taken on the go with my iPhone}

Out tour on Saturday began with a tour to my favorite store here in Munich, which coincidentally is also the place where they just happen to sell Vitamix and Kitchenaid. Sadly the Vitamix was sold out but the Kitchenaids were more than happy to pose with me.

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After a couple of hours of walking round town on a beautiful, warm fall day it we decided it was time for some Wiesn’ Eis {Oktoberfest ice cream}. Some of the flavors were inspired by pretzels and beer which was too extravagant for my tastebuds so I had the Wiesn’ Herzal Eis {gingerbread, inspired gingerbread hearts sold at the Oktoberfest}

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We had some lunch near the Viktualienmarkt {sorry, no picture} and after finishing up our tour we headed to a Café right at Marienplatz for some much needed coffee and a piece of cake. I had the red current baisier cake which was a bit on the sweet side but good!

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After changing into our Dirndls it was time to hit the Wiens’. Unfortunately it was packed. We stood in line in front of a tent for nearly 30 minutes but they were all completely full…

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{Chocolate covered strawberries. Our snack while waiting in line}

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….so instead we headed into the city center and had dinner at the Hofbräuhaus, the place where all the tourists go. As expected this venue was also completely full but they wouldn’t take reservations so we just sat next to Italian guys who consistently wanted to take pictures with Nina and Lisa since we were pretty much the only ones wearing a traditional costume.

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Don’t get any false impression. We shared a Radler {beer and lemonade} and also had apple juice on the side.

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After dinner drinks: rosé wine while catching up on some girl talk.

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We only got to bed at 1:30am that night morning so sleeping in on Sunday was a given, especially for me since I hardly ever go to bed past midnight. In the morning I made oatmeal for the gang and served some home-made banana-coconut bread {recipe coming soon}.

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Sunday was a dreary day and due to lack of proper organization {thanks to me} we went to Starbucks where I uploaded my blog post, and where we got a chance to read emails. The internet at my flat is not working at the moment which makes blogging a rather challenging task. Starbucks’ free wi-fi is always there when I most need it!

After searching for good restaurants online we decided that we all felt like Italian food after a weekend of only indulging in Bavarian cuisine. We went to L’Osteria, a great restaurant with locations all over Germany, Austria and probably beyond that. Lisa and I shared a pizza, half vegetable and half caprese. Itwas just as it should be….a thin dough, a crispy crust and a flavorful tomato sauce with fresh vegetables.

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It was the perfect way to end the weekend. Thanks for coming to Munich Lisa and Nina.

P.S. Due to internet problems I will announce the winner of my giveaway tomorrow so you have another day to enter.  If you’re interested in winning a Le Creuset jam pot then click here.

Happy WIAW!!!

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Jennifer October 10, 2012 at 4:32 am

Happy WIAW! Looks like a fun weekend. It is always fun to see what is going in different places. :-)

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Bec October 10, 2012 at 10:13 am

Happy WIAW! Love the look of that coconut-banana bread and can’t wait for the recipe. Loving all the Oktoberfest recaps – and your Dirndl (is that what it’s called?) is adorable! I love those traditional costumes! :)

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Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count October 10, 2012 at 11:47 am

Everything looks delicous!!

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Jessie October 10, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Everything looks fantastic! Glad you had a fun girls weekend :)

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Eating 4 Balance October 10, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Looks like you had a great day. Great food too. Can’t wait to see the recipe for your banana bread. Great minds think alike as I have a banana bread recipe to post as well :) Happy WIAW!

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Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets October 10, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Mmmm ice cream…and the chocolate covered strawberries. I love that they’re on a stick. How clever. Sounds like another successful weekend. Happy WIAW.

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Kathryn October 10, 2012 at 6:46 pm

Such a fun weekend!

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Schmidty October 10, 2012 at 10:56 pm

Wow! You really captured it …felt like I was there …. Great photo essay!

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Heather @ InHerChucks October 11, 2012 at 6:30 am

Chocolate covered strawberries on a stick? Yes, PLEASE!

Thanks for sharing another day of delicious eats. Happy WIAW :)

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Antonia October 12, 2012 at 7:13 pm

Yup, they were definitely the best part of the Oktoberfest!

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Miss Polkadot October 11, 2012 at 8:55 am

Your girls weekend looks like a lot of fun! Too bad you weren’t able to attend the Oktoberfest but then again, you surely managed to truly enjoy yourself without it.

I’ve always wondered and hope you don’t mind me asking: Is a Dirndl comfortable to wear or are they fitted really tight? Yours looks great, by the way.

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Antonia October 12, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Thanks :) Let’s just say they’re not loose. When I first put on the Dirndl I always need to suck in my belly a little to make it fit, but once it’s on and you’re walking it feels like any other outfit. Of course, things change when you sit down and once you start eating things get a bit painful. But it’s such a beautiful dress to wear that I don’t mind those few moments of discomfort.

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Emilie @ Hungry Delights October 12, 2012 at 12:41 pm

your food always looks sooo delicious! I envy your eats – every.single.posts!
xo Emilie @ Hungry Delights

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Antonia October 12, 2012 at 7:13 pm

Thank you Emilie!!!!! Love your comments :) xx

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