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Monday, December 18, 2017
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,...
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...
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...
mamta mahto
Bringing authentic South Indian flavor to Vienna “Eighty percent of all Indian restaurants in Vienna are North Indian,” chef Mamta Mahto of the Prosi Indian Restaurant explained to us. A spinoff of the popular Prosi Exotic Supermarket next door, the restaurant’s authentic South Indian taste is a rare treasure to stumble across in Vienna. Mamta Mahto, who has called Austria home...
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...
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...
Martinigansl at Gasthaus Wild
At Gasthaus Wild, the Austrian custom of roast goose for St. Martin’s is a veritable feast The annual celebration of St. Martin’s Day (Nov 11) originated in Tours, France, and spread throughout the European Catholic world in the middle ages. It marks the end of the growing season and beginning of the harvest. Its eponymous saint was a baptized Roman...
kuro
Kohei Kurosa serves udon and other beloved Japanese staples at his newly opened restaurant, Kuro “I asked my Austrian colleague what he would like to eat during our last night in Japan,” said Kohei Kurosa, founder and manager of Kuro, Vienna’s latest Japanese eatery. “Udon. Kobe beef was good, but udon was better.” The famous Japanese thick noodle soup has few...
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...
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