we eat a lot in poland. /wherever we go.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

“so, what’s going on at pizza hut this week?” was one of the first things out of my mouth upon caroline’s and my arrival in poland.   as this question may seem unusual to some (most likely people who are not familiar with the nationality of my tastebuds), let me explain.  first and foremost, the pizza huts (the restaurants themselves) in wroclaw are pretty nice…. they are actually a bit - dare i say it - classy.  there are no buffets, for example, and there’s a wait staff who brings you your food on a silver platter (or, you know, just a regular plate) rather than a pizza box being passed to you over a counter.  but the real reason i love the pizza huts in poland has nothing to do with class (shocking, i know) but rather the pasta, pizza and salad festivals.  i’ve been to all three (again, i ask – is this surprising?).  you pay, like, 20PLN* for a “ticket” to the festival, go in and grab a booth (usually after waiting awhile), the wait staff walks around with dishes (pasta, pizza, etc. depending on which festival it is) and you grab whatever dish you so desire….over and over and over.  it’s basically an all you can eat buffet without the getting-up-from-the-table-and-walking-to-the-buffet part (sounds like it was made for americans, am i right?!).  therefore, when i asked our friend “so, what’s going on at pizza hut this week?” and he replied “a pizza festival is what’s going on at pizza hut this week!”….well, can you guess where we ate that night?

*20PLN = 5euro = $7.50


caroline loved her polish pizza.  and her polish money:
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the next night, we chose mexican for dinner.  even though there’s no such thing as actual mexican food in poland (or anywhere on this continent….try as i might to find the closest version), we ordered some quesadillas…. blog

do these look like quesadillas to you?  no.  but i ate these “quesadillas” gladly, nonethless:IMG_0434 and since the family i live with hates sweets, i have been known run to the mall after most (read: more than most) meals for a little treat of my own.  my all time favorite “treat spot” to date is a kiosk in the mall which sells soft serve cones for less than 1 USD.DSC00289   
so - as you can see, when caroline and i travel, we only dine at the finest and most expensive of eateries. 

we should really write a guide book, i know.  i get that all the time.

19 comments:

Alivia said...

I really, seriously, think you SHOULD write a guidebook. I'd buy it and I'm not even going to Poland, haha :) But I think people that are going would really love it!

Candice said...

I'd so buy your guidebook, and then proceed to go to everything in there with you when I finally visit. Because what would be better than having the esteemed author along to explain the awesomeness that is pizza festivals? :)

Jenni Austria Germany said...

ha! well in that case.... maybe i will just write a guidebook and email it to the 2 of you ;)

Magdalena Viktoria said...

eating is most important, after all. :)
tell me you go to kurna chata sometimes? best food ever. and the cheese soup. my god!

Gentri said...

hahaha! that looks nothing like a quesadilla. did it taste like one?

Jenni Austria Germany said...

i agree, i was a bit confused when i saw it....it didn't taste much like a quesadilla, but rather cheese-filled pizzacrust served with a side of salsa. but i mean....i just love food so i went with it.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

OMG what fun. I love pizza.

Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Jenni Austria Germany said...

magdalena,

i'm in the process of telling piotr we have to go to this place asap. i need the cheese soup.

Kaitlyn said...

i miss eating with you.

Sophie said...

you guys are the best! i am now DYING to go to this pizza hut festival! that sounds so awesome..why is it not everywhere in the world? i want to come next time!!!

Abby said...

how fun!! It is funny that you want mexican because when I studied abroad all I craved was a chipotle burrito :)

Kae said...

I would be dead without mexican food. I'm not sure how you're holding up without an authentic-mexican-food block in your food pyramid.

erinj0 said...

Haha I love your "quesadillas" ; )
It's funny because what I cann Mexican food here in the states, my boyfriend laughs at. He is 100% Mexican and usually we only call "real" mexican food the kind that his family makes!!

Love your blog! Thanks for stopping by mine! I wish I could follow - stupid issues that blogger is having : / I will soon though, hopefully!

xoxo

Jasmine said...

I love mexican food! And now I'm realizing that I'm hungry..

Christina said...

I love the photos! And food :) Foods the best, haha .. :)

Christina said...

How do you deactivate word verification? :)

Jenni Austria Germany said...

go to settings, then comments. :)

Jan said...

I wish the Pizza Huts here were like that. That is a great idea - you writing a European Guidebook!!!

Cloie's mom said...

I see you have on nail polish... :)