If you don't have plans for Valentine's Day, the restaurant at the Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi is celebrating with a menu that includes all the classics -- from fior di latte, lobster bisque to slow roast veal
fillet and Sicilian gelato.
These included the Vitello Tonnato - rose roast veal
with foamed eggs, capers and a lip-smackingly lovely tuna cream.
Meats: included: Roast venison, stewed venison, venison sops, round of beef, roast beef, stewed beef, spliced beef, saddle of mutton, haunches of mutton, boiled leg of mutton, roast lamb, boiled lamb, roast veal
, boiled veal, stewed veal, roast turkey, boiled turkey, roast goose, ducks, roast chicken, boiled chicken, stewed calf 's head, ham, and tongue.
A never-ending supply of chunky bread helped mop up the sauces before we were let loose on another Costanzo speciality, vitello tonnato - cold roast veal
in a tuna mayonnaise and paprika sauce.
We dined on delicacies such as vegetable strudel, roast veal
, spatzle, pastries and cheeses, always at our leisure.
In the upper part of Mainz, the regional kitchen of Heinrichs at Martinsstrasse 10 (00 49 6131 9300661; heinrichs-die-wirtschaft.com) produces dishes such as goose rillettes with gherkins for 9.50 euros or roast veal
in burgundy for 17 euros.
Little wonder tomatoes were originally known as 'love apples.' No German food festival would be complete without Sauerkraut, Red Cabbage, Bread and Potato dumplings, Bavarian Leberkaese (a fabulous form of meat loaf), Roast Veal
Shank and Bavaria's famous Salt Pretzels.
Tomato sauce - and mayonnaise - will only be allowed with chips, and only once a week at that, and certainly not with traditional dishes such as roast veal
There were some enticing suggestions on the specials board: lamb Henry, red snapper, roast veal
and game pie, Barnsley chop Grand Duke.