New in Town: Kussmaul

Kussmaul

New in Town: Kussmaul

There was just enough time between my two Croatia Holidays to visit one of the newest restaurants in Vienna. I was kind of busy all summer and had Kussmaul on top of my list.

New in Town: Kussmaul

Unfortunately I didn’t know anybody who had dinner there. Many people visit the Patisserie on one side of the building for breakfast or afternoon cake with coffee. I was very curious why.

New in Town: Kussmaul

The service was charming, the architecture inviting and the menu? Well, kind of complicated. Fancy fairytale menu, which doesn’t reveal much of what you can expect on your plate. Kind of a surprise act, even after asking many questions.

New in Town: Kussmaul

But still. It doesn’t matter, because every served dish was amazingly delicious.

New in Town: Kussmaul

Nice little details like chives oil or Japanese butter. Funny butter knifes. Homemade lemonades. Herbs in balcony boxes on the windows instead of flowers. Drafted Beer from a small Austrian company and a fine wine selection.

New in Town: Kussmaul

New in Town: Kussmaul

New in Town: Kussmaul

Maybe one note: Be aware that the portions of the a la carte dishes are way more bigger than the ones from the tasting menu. You won’t see that one the prices ;-)

New in Town: Kussmaul

New in Town: Kussmaul

New in Town: Kussmaul

New in Town: Kussmaul

Kussmaul Vienna
Spittelberggasse 12
1070 Wien

http://www.kussmaul.at

New in Town: Kussmaul

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Traveldiary Dubrovnik: First Impressions

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It was a big surprise and not planned ahead.
Greetings from my Girls Dream!
Some girls dream of weddings, others of Rockstars, many of shoes. My dream was always Dubrovnik. I love small cities and towns with a sea of red rooftops more than fashion metropoles. I have been to many big cities and every has a speciality on their own, but never touched my heart like an Italian, Spanish or Croatian town with that special mix of red roofs, small alleys, steps, a church on top of a little hill and all surrounded by the sea.
 
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Ibiza was my place in my Twenties, Toscana was great, Istria too, the South of France charming, but there was always this imagination that Dubrovnik would top all of that. Big expectations.
And now I am here. Right in the middle of my girls dream.
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And actually I cannot believe that reality is even better than my dream. I expected a beautiful old ancient town and found a huge monumental piece of history. Walking openmouthed through the creamy white stone walls. Finding breathtaking details on every corner …

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That’s why this holidays hashtag is #VANdreamscometrue
Find my instant snapshots from abroad on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag

#VANdreamscometrue

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Take care and enjoy life,
VANessa

Where to Eat and Drink in ZADAR, Croatia

Traveldiary Croatia. Eat and Drink in Zadar

Where to Eat and Drink in ZADAR, Croatia
Finding a place by the sea to enjoy a coffee or cold drink along the coast of Zadar is easy. You will have dozens of possibilities between the Old Town and Kolovare beach, like Hitch Bar or Popaj, and all have free Wifi access to check what you are actually not missing when you can have a view like that, but it could help to synchronize your photos or update your friends on Instagram with your holiday pics, which is near to impossible with the public Zadar WLAN, eben if I think that this is a great free service for tourists.

Where to Eat and Drink in ZADAR, Croatia

Fresh food and water are never a problem as you have a big daily market in the middle of Zadar next to a big Konzum supermarket. I used to choose that option every day before heading outside for my long walks.

Where to Eat and Drink in ZADAR, Croatia

And then there are many small bakeries (Pekarna), who offer traditional croatian buns filled with that special kind of cheese (sir). Just follow the heavenly smell of freshly baked dough.

Where to Eat and Drink in ZADAR, Croatia

Where to Eat and Drink in ZADAR, Croatia

But where to go, when you are in the mood for a drink with a nice view? And you definitely have to try the local beer: Karlovačko, named after the city Karlovac.

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Where to Eat and Drink in ZADAR, Croatia

For me it was quite easy, as probably the best Café to see and be seen was right in front of the Boutique Hostel Forum, where I stayed during my holidays. So, guess, where I wrote most of my blogposts? Yes! In the
Caffe Bar Forum

right next to the Sv. Donat Chathedral on the main shopping street Siroka, where you will also find the biggest liqueur store with the famous Maraška alcohol drinks (I recommend buying: Travarica).

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The Bar shares the place with the

Callegro Caffe Bar, which offers delicious ice-cream.

Where to Eat and Drink in ZADAR, Croatia

Probably the priciest drinks, but the very best place to enjoy the famous sounds of the Sea-Organ (Morske Orgulje):

Where to Eat and Drink in ZADAR, Croatia

Caffe Bar BRAZIL.

I liked the place, even if it is nothing special. The service is friendly and the seats are comfortable. Most important: the drinks are served very cold. I stayed here for hours.

Where to Eat and Drink in ZADAR, Croatia

And now to something more difficult: the restaurants. Like every touristic town you will find tons of places who offer food. Most of the time you won’t find the right place by coincidence. I had a recommendation from home and was most happy with the famous place, which offers regional, seasonal and organic food and visited the place three times. Twice for a late lunch and once for an early dinner.

Where to Eat and Drink in ZADAR, Croatia

Where to Eat and Drink in ZADAR, Croatia

Restoran Pet Bunara

is famous for their homemade Fig Cake and Jam from the own fig farm, which I, of course, bought for home too.

Where to Eat and Drink in ZADAR, Croatia

If you consider visiting the place after 7PM, you should really consider an early reservation, as the restaurant is fully packed and people are waiting in line for a table: www.petbunara.hr

Where to Eat and Drink in ZADAR, Croatia

A very nice alternative is the

Trattoria Canzona in Stromorica 8

Don’t be fooled by the word Pizzeria. They serve great croatian meals and delicious wine too. Even perfect for families, when everyone craves for something different on their plates.

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And if you are on a boat and wish for a nice place in the shades of white linen and trees, stop at Sakarun beach in the north of Dugi Otok Island.

Where to Eat and Drink in ZADAR, Croatia

And right when I was up to finish my blogpost for you, I got a mail with the words

Save your boardingcard on your iPhone!

Scream! A surprise holiday is waiting for me. So no need to be sad, that I spent just 6 days in Zadar. I have the feeling I will see even more red roof tops and ancient stones in the next days. We are heading to a childhood dream of mine. No, it is not New York, LA or Paris. Been there, done that.

Stay tuned on Twitter and Instagram for more under the hashtag #VANdreamscometrue

YAY! See you seen with a new Travelsecret Diary and many new tipps from new places in Vienna.

Where to Eat and Drink in ZADAR, Croatia