Join us at Rustiq Restaurant in Sintimbru, Romania for lunch.
Our new friend, Vasile, picked up Mark, Catherine and I and drove us not far from Alba Iulia, where we were staying, to Sintimbru, where he works, for lunch at his boss's restaurant.
Rustiq is a traditional restaurant that is filled with Romanian antiques. I'm crazy about anything old, so I had fun taking photos of all the interesting things that were hung or displayed everywhere.
And, of course, the cooks are the most important part of any restaurant....and here they are!
Catherine explained to us that it's traditional to hang plates and cloths on the walls.
Antique Spinning Wheel
The plates were rich in Romanian motifs and the cloths decorated lavishly with embroidery and crochet lace.
This old bench had wood grain painted on. I've always enjoyed seeing this work of art.
Catherine & Vasile
Fiber Making Tools
Since I'm "getting into" looming and fiber arts, I was especially interested to see the old spinning wheels and fiber making tools.
Model of Sawmill
These carefully made models reminded me of things my father would often make.
Model of a Loom
Spinning Wheel Model
Antique leather Shoe
The walls of the hotel are filled with placemats that are signed by famous guests, such as this one sign by the popular band called Proconsul.
Sheepskin and Badger Skin
Romanian Wooden Spoons
I caught Mark on this short video trying out a traditional Romanian broom.
Mark Sweeping Video
Join me for a visit to the Rustiq Bakery.
Go to Kari's main page after Rustiq Restaurant.