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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Steinthal
Steinthal’s stripped-back dishes showcase the best of local produceDaniel 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...
crazy lobster
High-end meets low-key at the new downtown eatery Crazy Lobster, offering more versions of the crustaceans than Vienna has ever seenIn all honesty, eating lobster in a landlocked country will always feel weird. But it’s this exotic creature that takes center stage at Crazy Lobster, a new eatery tucked into a few ancient arches on Naglergasse. The restaurant’s goal,...
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...
Martinigansl at Gasthaus Wild
At Gasthaus Wild, the Austrian custom of roast goose for St. Martin’s is a veritable feastThe 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...
Lingenhel
Lingenhel implores you to appreciate every single ingredient – resistance was futileMusic folklore tells us that jazz is all about the notes you don’t play – you have to appreciate the spaces in between. Lingenhel, a new deli-cum-restaurant in the 3rd district, feels like the culinary embodiment of this old adage. Its menu is simple and short, allowing it...
le burger
Le Burger throws out convention and leaves it all up to youA walk down Mariahilfer Straße is like life in fast-forward. Businesses shut down and new ones take their place, while others just get a seasonal facelift.One storefront on Vienna’s longest shopping drag managed to pull off a trifecta of all of the above: Where a McDonald’s once stood, an...
blue mustard
Dine and drink your way around the globe at Blue MustardA self-proclaimed resto-bar (a pastiche of restaurant and bar), Blue Mustard joined Vienna’s first-district nightlife scene in July, promising to unite fine dining and drinking as harmoniously as gin goes with tonic. Located just off the busy Graben pedestrian zone, they offer international haute cuisine, inspired cocktails, and an...
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...
guest sophie halder
Organic community building, one platter at a time“My concept is simply back to basics” says Sophie Halder, chef and manager of the new restaurant SCA33 on Gumpendorfer Straße. It certainly looks the part, its tiny interior all wooden panels and simplicity. Her cooking combines a love for healthy local food with a knack for new flavors and fresh combinations....
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