The very first time I visited Germany a few years ago, my friends and I found a huge biergarten in Munich and sat down to have some authentic German beer. The place was vibrant, loud, surrounded by trees and crowded with enthusiastic people. It was a sunny afternoon and we couldn’t be more excited.
We took a look at the menu and obviously could hardly pronounce any of those immense words, but we sure took our time and had fun attempting to do so. That’s when we decided to do what any reasonable person would in a similar situation: just randomly pick out items off the menu and do an awful job of reading them out to a very impatient server!
We called that “being open to possibilities” and had no idea what was coming our way. Then this beauty came along:
I don’t know why we were so surprised. This was Germany after all! We shouldn’t have expected anything other than a plate full of sausage topped with onions. A bit questionable, yet quite memorable first German meal.
The beer was good though.