Welcome to Cardi’s Gasthaus. The dishes we have chosen for you come from Cardi’s home region of Germany and were taught to her by her mother and Omi (grandmother). These recipes have been handed down for generations. Cardi was born in Bad Nauheim Germany and came to America with her mother and stepfather when she was six. A few years later Omi came to live with them and had a great influence on her. Omi did a lot of the cooking, with Cardi at her side, and helped continue the German way of life in the home. As an adult she married her husband, who was an Army Warrant Officer Helicopter pilot, and they were stationed in Germany for 3 tours. This gave her the opportunity to add recipes from the Bavarian region, along with her Hessian recipes, to her family’s collection. She has the opportunity to visit her sister, who continues to live in Bad Nauheim, in the family home, every few years. This allows Cardi to combine a little of the old and new in our selections. We hope you enjoy our dishes, but most of all your entire visit with us.