Trip Mannheim-Arzignano-Milan-Nürnberg

The first trip of the year started on a sunday evening.  Sometimes it is better to drive long distances in short segments.  The first night of the journey I stayed at the BigBox hotel in Kempten.  On my way I stopped at a “Tankstelle” to have dinner, Frikadelle und Gemüse (german meat ball and grilled vegetables).

Frikadelle Business Trip Meal

On monday I needed to be awake to drive eventuelly on frozen asphalt.  I went to the coffee station as a first breakfast action.  There was a good buffet and I packed enough energy for the next five hours drive to Vicenza.

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As expected some segments of the road were covered with ice. Driving turned into a stressful exercise.  Snow is magic though.

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The reward was waiting at the restaurant Al Campanile, where I met the italian sales man.  This time I had Tortellini, Baccalá with polenta and I also reloaded the coffee battery.

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At the end of the working day I met another colleague and we had dinner at the Ristorante L’Agorà near Milan in Assago, there we discovered a nice white wine Ribolla Giallia Kurtin. I had octopuss salad, grilled fish and vegetables.  I was forced to close with mille foglie.

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On tuesday before knocking next customers door we made a stop to comment our presentation. I completed breakfast with a crostino and a Capuccio.

Crostino Business Trip Meal

On the road, driving back home that day in the evening I stopped to load some gas and could not help buying Italian chips.

Italian Chips Business Trip Meal

I crossed Switzerland and arrived to Bregenz, my next scale.  At the Mercure Hotel you can enjoy a quite decent Wiener Schnitzel and refreshing German beer.

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Early on wednesday another long drive in direction of Nürnberg awaited me. I took the road early and had breakfast at a Bistro Rast Park in Aichstetten.
It was very German.  While walking to my  car I noticed a Tesla charging area.  The switch to electric ist on!

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In Nürnberg I took a walk to stretch my legs and was looking for some local food for lunch.  Ironically I found a mexican restaurant, the Enchilada

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Of course it was a marketing trick, I ordered a burger.  It was good.

I went quite late for dinner to the Zum Spiessgesellen. I had been there before and I knew food is made on a  good regional way.  My hotel was close to the house of Albrecht Dürer.  Fascinating historical architecture.

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The last day of the trip breakfast at the Dürer Hotel had also some Bavarian notes.

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On the last highway segment I closed the trip on a low note at Bürger King.  Life ist hard some times.

Burger King Business Trip Meal

Mario Alvarez

About Mario Alvarez

On regular business trips since 1998, I was lucky and unlucky to eat at the best and not the best places in The Nafta Region and Europe while on the road.
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