Monday, May 20, 2013

Ode to a Countryside Restaurant near Pécs

Dear Readers,

Forgive my vanity, but in lieu of a normal post, I will put up here a recording of my most recently written song: an ode to a countryside restaurant near Pécs called Tenkes Csarda.  A csarda is a restaurant in a rural setting in this region.  You can see them in Hungary, Croatia, and Serbia, as I've noticed.  The settings are almost always really beautiful and the food, at this one, is just delicious.  I've been here twice now, the first time as a guest of the Fulbright Commission, and I can't say enough about how nice it is.  I hope the song makes this clear.  
The photos are of the restaurant itself, and the views and meals mentioned in the song.  The paprikas photo comes from
The photos of the restaurant and the view of the vineyards across the road come from and  The meat in a green cream sauce comes from

Finally, I thank my friend Laza for taking time to whip off this recording at his home studio.  It was a lot of fun, and only the second time I've been recorded playing music apart from some teenage tape recorder sessions.


  1. Wow! Great song!!! Have you sent the Tenkes Csárda people the link?

  2. Thanks Joe. I have not, and am a bit scared to, since I do gently tease about the length of time it takes to get food in the first verse. I do love eating there, though.