The Viennese cuisine is recognised as one of the world’s best. One of the first things you picture when thinking of food in Vienna is the “Sachertorte”, the city’s most famous cake. The original recipe for this dessert has been a well kept secret for years. Everyone loves the taste, everyone wants a piece, but no-one can get their hands on the original recipe! There still remains only one, so go to Vienna, enjoy the original Sachertorte and try and crack the mystery.
Another popular dish is a “Kaiserschmarrn”, a kind of pancake consisting of plenty of eggs. The pancake is fried until golden brown and then ripped up into small pieces and fried again. Then add some raisins and you’ve got yourself a “Kaiserschmarrn”!
Along with “Kaiserschmarrn” Vienna offers some even more sweet dishes, such as apple- strudel. The success of these dishes lies in the diversity. The Emperor and his court loved to eat well and had all kinds of recipes from all over the world, especially from the South.
An example of this diversity is the beef, which can be divided into 36 different types. The Tafelspitz is the local speciality and is a really typical Austrian dish. To make it, a well- aged piece of beef from the rump of a young ox is boiled with root vegetables accompanied by dumplings, mashed potatoes and preserved vegetables.
After all the food you’ll need some time to relax and digest, providing the perfect opportunity to enjoy the traditional Viennese coffee houses. Just relax and have a tasty coffee. The Austrian capital is famous for its coffee culture. There are many different varieties of coffee with really strange names: “Verlängerter“ (Tall), “Melange” (half espresso half hot milk, with a lot of milky foam), “Kapuziner” (with a large mocha shot), “Einspänner” and “Biedermeier” coffee.
From 5-star restaurants to “Würstelstand” – the restaurants in Vienna offer a wide range of all types of cuisines. Visit Vienna, the city of culture and enjoy the famous food. Why not try and make some Goulash of your own back in your self catering apartments in Vienna?
Those who prefer a more refreshing drink should try the beer from the largest brewery in Vienna. Take some of the beer back with you to your Vienna apartment to enjoy in the evening looking out on to the beautiful view from your terrace.
Non German-speakers should memorise the following phrases to help find apartments in Vienna: