Wondering what to eat while in Vienna? Then this is for you.
Oh, Austrian food! While I was doing my research for places to visit and things to do while in Vienna, I stumple upon this food tasting tour hosted by a restaurant called Hotel Stefanie. It sounded like a great idea (besides it looked delicious) so I went ahead and booked it!
At first, I was a little scared of the kind of food they were going to serve me. After all, this was going to be my dinner. What if I didn’t like it and I had to eat it anyways? Aaahh.. A picky eater’s worst nightmare. I felt adventurous and the reviews conviced me to go ahead with the tour. And I am so glad I did because now I am obsessed with Austrian cuisine!
Here’s what I had for dinner on my first night in Vienna:
Veal goulash with a Salzstangerl – A sight for sore eyes!
Fact: The history of goulash is closely connected to that of paprika.
Beef broth with Fritatten and Kaiserschoberl – Everybody loves it!
Wiener Schnitzel with potato salad – My absolute favorite dish! Like the Chef said at the tasting: “We’ll try to make the following confession more “palatable” with a musical example: Viennese Classicism.”
Fact: Did you know the Wiener Schnitzel was imported from Lombardy, Italy? It’s origins lie in the “costella alla milanese”.
Viennese boiled beef with roast potatoes, chive sauce and apple horseradish – Makes mouths happy!
Fact: Tafelplitz is the name for a triangularly shaped muscle in the rear quarter of the cow, a fine-fibred, excellent cut of meal. The perfect cut to boil or steam.
Powidltasscherln, Apple strudel & Kaiserschmarren – Mmm… Treat yourself with a delicious dessert!
Fact: Did you know? Unlike the Germans, Austrians pronounce Kaffee [coffee] like the French or the Italians, with the emphasis on the last syllabe (as in “cafe”)
Hungry, yet? Your table awaits you at Hotel Stefanie Wien. For more information on how to book this food tasting tour, click here.
Until next trip,
The Fabulous Script