By Antonia Kögl & Benedikt Steinle Few places in Vienna emanate the warmth of Kommod – a wonderful architectural gem, the former bakery in the 8th district boasts an elaborate stucco façade with depictions of baskets brimming with bread and master bakers plying their trade. Inside, the old, varnished interior panels are carved with floral patterns while the tables are set into […]
The orchestra hammers the final cadence, the curtain falls and the audience breaks into pandemonium – there is nothing like the thrill of performing live! After giving your audience your all and nothing is left, your stomach can growl loud enough to drown out the applause – so let’s eat! Being an artist in Vienna is special – here […]
At Gasthaus Wild, the Austrian custom of roast goose for St. Martin’s is a veritable feast.
“Austrian wines, sir? Certainly …” Store manager Allyson showed me to a shelf of Yellowtail Chardonnays and Sauvignons. No, I reply, no kangaroos. She smiled vaguely and leads me unerringly to a small but decent collection of Alsatian wines, from the border region on the Rhine in eastern France. Aha. I had already spotted a simple […]
Burgenland covers many microclimates and qualities of terroir, resulting in a richness of wines just a short hop from downtown Vienna. A rough wooden table at the top of an ancient Kellergasse, a flagon of the farmer’s wine flanked by plates of local hams and cheeses, and a long perspective over Breitenbrunn’s magnificent gate tower to […]