Yesterday was my 25th anniversary working for Zeiss so I went out for a nice quiet anniversary dinner to celebrate.
The restaurant that I chose is within a hundred meters of the second and third workshops of Zeiss.
Restauration Stilbruch is also one of my favorite restaurants in the world. There was really no question as to where I wanted to have my dinner.
I have been looking forward to this dinner since I first found out that I would be in Jena at this time.
I also knew exactly what I was going to order.
I had my favorite dish called Birnen-Pfanne.
Here is the description from the menu: Schweinefleischstreifen angeschwenkt mit Birnen und Kartoffeln, gewürzt mit frischem spanischen Pfeffer (scharf!!!), mit Gouda gratiniert
For those of you who do not know much German, the name of the dish in English would be Pear Pan. The ingredients are strips of pork, pears, potatoes, Spanish peppers and Gouda cheese.
When I first started eating at Stilbruch 17 years ago the dish was also topped with hollandaise sauce.
Of course, the food was wonderful and I had a lot of memories wander through my thoughts as I finished my meal. I have seen many changes in the restaurant through the years and enjoyed many nice meals during my visits here to Jena.
Definitely a night full of wandering thoughts.