When my friend Susi and I go out, we usually find ourselves amidst an unexpected assembly of couples only. I swear, we’re not doing it on purpose – but somehow we always end up having a non-romantic romantic date and/or laughing at lovebirds who start fighting over who eats too much popcorn. Last Friday was no exception – except that we knew what was waiting for us. And we got so much more! We had an amazing Italian dinner on a boat in Hamburg.
It was Susi’s first visit to Hamburg, so we wanted to kick off the weekend with a dinner in an exceptional location. And what’s more special and at the same time more fitting than dining on a boat at Jungfernstieg? I had had quite a week at work, preparing an important presentation until after midnight on Thursday. By Friday, I was so exhausted I didn’t really feel up to anything. A familiar face and the atmosphere of Galatea made it up to me. My first dinner on a boat was the perfect ending to a not-so-perfect week. Looking at the Alster shimmer in the low light, talking to an old friend and just indulging for two hours – that’s what I needed.
Like any good Italian restaurant, Galatea serves pasta, pizza, steak and fish. The main dishes are seasonal, so the changing menu is presented to the guests in the restaurant, depending on what is available in that time of year. In late November, I had tagliatelle with game goulash and tomatoes. Of course, tiramisu and white wine are always on the menu…
Am Ballindamm 14a (Wasserseite)