Breakfast of Champions
Updated: Aug 23, 2021
Toronto - May 5th, 2021 - You and your friends are getting off the train at Munich Central Station after an eight hour ride from Milan. With no fret about your wrinkled clothes, greasy skin, and 30lb backpack, there’s a smile on your face and beer on your mind.
Your group of six makes way by foot to Rathaus-Glockenspiel (Munich’s Town Hall and the infamous clock tower). The streets are a sea of locals and tourists, all priming their livers for the Oktoberfest weekend. Picnic benches and tables are sprawling the streets . You approach Viktualienmarkt - a 200-year-old farmer’s market with over 100 stalls. You didn’t know you were hungry until you saw it: the rows of fresh fruits and vegetables, cheeses, cured meats, pretzels (ugh, the pretzels), and baked goods.
If anyone ever told you that you couldn’t combine fruits, cheese and pretzels for breakfast, they have done you a disservice. However, the success of this breakfast of champions, if you will, was in large part due to the freshness available to us. The sweetness in the fruits was as vibrant as fireworks on the Fourth of July, while the texture of the cheese was evidence of its novelty and purity. And the pretzels, well those I’ll need a whole other caption to describe. In case you were wondering, there was beer there too, which is the reason I don’t have the details to allow this story to go on.
Hears to the Germans, and to their incredible capability to harvest and serve ALL of the Oktoberfest comers without sacrificing any bit of quality.