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Friday, October 20, 2017
morrocan food lorient
The cuisine of Morocco at L’Orient combines warm spices with a carefully designed space In Arabic, khattat means calligrapher, the scribe whose perfectly formed lines transform text into art. A similar transformation is happening at L’Orient, where owner Mustapha Khattat presents the culture and cuisine of Morocco, turning seemingly simple food into understated delicacies. The 2nd district’s Rotensterngasse is a nondescript...
Paco
The spirit of tapas lives on in a new guise at Paco The philosophy of tapas is very much about sharing – be it the small servings, a bottle of sherry or lively conversation. The new restaurant Paco has this at its heart, being as much about conviviality as cuisine. Only open since October, Paco is quickly becoming a neighborhood hangout,...
Donaukanal hotspots
Every year the Danube Canal promenade gets a little more sexy, with laid-back bars, delicious street-food-style eateries and the urban attitude to match. Here are our top 10 picks for 2017 Tel Aviv Beach 2., Obere Donaustrasse 65 (map) Mon-Sat 12:00-24:00 Anyone who has been down to the canal over the last few years can’t deny that Tel Aviv Beach has taken the...
home cafe
Nordic charm and a living-room atmosphere are a welcome addition to Vienna's international collection of cuisines. While Austria undoubtedly has a lock on gorgeous alpine scenery as well as prime meat, dairy and produce in abundance, the one sore point is a marked lack of fresh seafood. While not surprising for a landlocked country, it is nonetheless trying for those who...
Fischrestaurant Kaj
The “golden” cook of Fischrestaurant Kaj transforms the fresh catch from the Adriatic. “Sometimes life just writes its own script,” Miro Sapič told us laconically. He and Zlata started their fish restaurant in the 2nd district as the Balkan war came to their native Croatia and they had no wish to return. Business was slow at first, but as the...
Restaurant Ludwig Van
Ludwig van interprets culinary classics while adding new notes under the auspicious roof of one of Beethoven’s former dwellings Finding Ludwig van is easy: Beethoven’s face scowls from a block away, encircled by a ring of green neon light. The prominent sign, fusing veneration for the old with a playful openness to the new is a telling indicator of what...
Gasthaus zum Sieg
For savory Gulasch, Gasthaus zum Sieg is the real deal Gasthaus zum Sieg is a real-life Beisl (bistro), not an “Original Vienna Kitchen” (in six languages), nor cutely restyled for hipsters seeking an “authentic experience.” There has been a Gasthaus (tavern) in this quiet corner of the 2nd district since 1763, re-named Zum Sieg (At the Sign of Victory) after...
On the Menu
The new Neapolitan-style pizzeria Via Toledo entices with a Valoriani oven and lots of southern cordiality Vienna has its fair share of ristorante italiani, particularly in the 8th district, where pizza, pasta and other delicacies from our southern neighbor confront you at every turn. Via Toledo, the latest entry into the game, is named after an ancient street in the...
Steinthal
Steinthal’s stripped-back dishes showcase the best of local produce Daniel Steiner and Benjamin Wieselthaler are inseparable – “there hasn’t been more than a day or two in the last five years that we haven’t seen each other,” laughed Daniel, whose impulsive eagerness is complemented by Ben’s quiet, thoughtful demeanor. The two travelled, ate and cooked together before deciding to open Steinthal...
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