Food Experiences

  • Asparagus, sauce hollandaise, ham and parsley potatos

    So I’ve been to the Marktachterl

    The area around Karmelitermarkt is very popular having a nice atmosphere, a great market and interesting (yet sometimes annoying) people around. So why not go to one of the hotspots on the market, the „Marktachterl“ (meaning an „eighth of wine on the market“). First things first: I was there with friends and we spent a…

  • Poached calf brain on mussels and wild broccoli

    Inner values

    For a long time I’ve been striving to look more at inner values. Logically, Max Sitegl’s offal menue at Gut Purbach has been on my to-do-list ever since. I knew the restaurant from previous visits and was expecting only the best. So one sunny Thursday evening we went out to my homeland to explore the…

  • Burger, fries and ketchup

    Burger. Did you say BURGER ?

    Finding a decent burger is quite a bit of work. But finding a REALLY good burger is very hard! So today I’m writing about one of my absolute favorites in Vienna: Die Burgermacher. The restaurant is situated in a very hip district of Vienna („Spittelberg“), quite small and most of the time full with young,…

  • BRAISED PORK CHEEKS WITH OKTOPUS AND PEA CREAM

    Late dinner at Skopik&Lohn

    To have a decent dinner at 21:30 during the week isn’t that easy – most kitchens close at 22:00, theirs does at 23:00. So we went for Skopik&Lohn, which has been on my to-do-list for a long time now. I’ve always been seeing the lovely garden and the fancy interior, telling myself to go there…

  • Tripe with mussels in a tomato-pernod gravy

    A beautiful Sunday lunch at Gut Purbach

    On special occasions I go to God’s own country (the Burgenland, naturally). This time it was my parent’s wedding anniversary – reason enough to (re)visit Gut Purbach, a restaurant run by Max Stiegl who is famous for his offal and lamb/goat dishes. The restaurant is located in a very old building, situated around a rather…

  • Meierei - Steirereck Breakfast

    Breakfast at Meierei im Stadtpark

    What better way to make wifey happy than to take her out for breakfast on one of the first sunny spring days during a weekday. So we went to Meierei im Stadtpark, the beautiful small dépendance of the Steirereck. The service is very relaxed, friendly and helpful – just perfect. Giving you the feeling of…

  • Waxy yolk on cream of cauliflower, with baked and raw cauliflower and char caviar

    Dinner at Restaurant Vincent

    After a busy day last week I had a Tuesday evening free (yay!). So driven by boredom and appetite I dropped by a place I’ve wanted to go for a long time, the Restaurant Vincent which has received a lot of praise from critics lately. There was no big risk involved, since it is round…

  • Tandoori Chicken at Bhukara

    A visit to Bhukara – India’s best restaurant

    Being in India, we read of this famous restaurant Bhukara. Bill Clinton (knowing a great deal about oral pleasures) and Arnold Schwarzenegger (a fellow Austrian so to say) were also there – so why not go there for our last day in India. So be it. Reservation via telephone was nice and comfortable, also on…