The weekend is already over again :( It always goes by so fast no?
Yesterday we cleaned up our apartment all day and in the evening we went to Cologne where my Mum's boyfriend invited us to a Russian restaurant to celebrate his birthday.
It was the strangest evening at a restaurant ever! The restaurant is called HoteLux, it's located in Cologne-Deutz near the big trade fair halls and honestly, with its big red neon writing on the outside it looked like a brothel.
(photo taken from gastroguide.tv)
It didn't get better inside: red velvet on the walls, chairs and tables, red lights and lots and lots of kitschy red curtains and Stalin paintings and all. It was so funny, it totally looked like I imagine a real soviet bar from way back then (and Patrick's Mum, who grew up with the Russian culture in the former GDR, confirmed me that it really looked like that everywhere in the Soviet Union back then).
(photos taken from ksta.de)
But the impressive red velvet overkill couldn't compensate that the waitress simply couldn't engage my sympathy for her. A little misunderstanding of what she said made me hate her half the evening and when someone finally told me that had I gotten her wrong I felt bad for the rest of the time there. But I still insist on that it was her fault because she misworded her sentence.
Anyway, after one hour of hunger and a cocktail "Meadow in Siberia" we finally got our food. I immediately knew I shouldn't have taken the only vegetarian dish on the menue when I saw it. "Kotelety Gritschka" turned out to consist of two buckwheat burgers with tomatoe sauce and a small heap of sauerkraut with white mushrooms.
Granted, the sauerkraut tasted surprisingly good because it was mild and rather sweet-pickled! But the buckwheat thingies tasted like the thawed out vegan burgers that you get in our uni canteen for 1 € and well, yeah, tomatoe-sauce is tomatoe-sauce?! All in all it was a very strange dish. I think a dish with meat would have been a better choice because Patrick said his fillet of beef was delicious.
♥ cardi & jeans: h&m ♥ dress: gina tricot ♥ belt: topshop via ebay ♥ bag: nook art ♥ shoes: thrifted ♥
Remember when I wrote about occasions yesterday? Well, my outfit for this occasion was rather simple: everytime I know we'll have dinner at a restaurant I put on something that's not tight around the stomach haha ;) This lovely tulle top/dress was perfect because it's loose from the waist downwards and it even has an elastic band at the waist, which makes it even more comfortable. But it's still cute and neat because of the tulle layers :)
♥ bracelets: h&m and gift from stylight ♥ necklace: accessorize ♥ ring: h&m ♥
Okay, I still couldn't figure out why this Russian restaurant is one of Ralf's favourites, but at least we had a nice and funny evening with each other. I always love to try out new cuisines, but Russian will definitely not become one of my favourite foods.
Emergency plan: if the evening would have been awful we still could have harked back to the thousands of different vodkas on the drinks menue ;)
Tomorrow I'm going to show you lovely photos that I took today when I accompanied Patrick to his band rehearsal. Oh and btw this evening we went to a Greek restaurant with Patrick's parents and it was de-li-cious! So I had at least one yummyyy dish this weekend (Suvlaki, I would die for it, hhmmm yum).
I hope you guys had a fantastic weekend too! :)
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