The Location: marble, leather and a big chandelier which enlightens the antique ceiling fresco and Pineapple Onyx tables in the corner of a 850 years old gothic building, the Deutschordenshaus (The Teutonic Order), where Mozart and Brahms lived for a period of their lives. The drinks: Kleinod Collins, Wasabi Martini, Gin Basil Smash, Earl Grey Fizz or Oriental Hugo are what you will find among others at the Kleinod.
My favorite of my childhood was Zanoni. They still offer great ice-cream, but the place, even though it is so huge, it is so unbelievable packed with people in summer that you barely can breath. Vienna never had a lack of good ice-cream. Stores on every corner. Yet there opened so many new Gelaterias in the last... Weiterlesen →
Some things stay the same, some things grow bigger and better. Hanslteich has been one of my favorite places for more than 20 years. A little pond in-between the woods of the Neuwaldegg area. A restaurant update (2012: here, 2013: here) and one of my top summer highlights to escape the heat and enjoy nature, while... Weiterlesen →
The 60th Eurovision Songcontest 2015 is history. What remains, after a week (actually for the viennese residents half a year) of Building Bridges and thousands of tourists more than usual, attracted from the oldest and biggest Contest, are Zero Points for the hosting country and a shiny winner from the always friendly country Sweden. Congrats... Weiterlesen →
Whenever I have to run errands in the Freyung area, a short city walk between Hof - Kunstforum - Freyung - Ferstel Passage - Herrengasse is a Must. Having a coffee, buying some french stuff, like special salt for my salt collection (here) at the Épicerie fine & Bistrot Beaulieu or at Xocolat. We visited the Hubert Schmalix... Weiterlesen →
In german we call them Schneerose = Snow rose. I like the term, but Christmas rose is fine too, even if I never so a bloom in my garden during Christmastime. Enjoy the upcoming spring and go for a Short Walk. We are blessed to have so many parks in Vienna. This is the right weekend for a Spring walk, I promise!
Vienna. Japanese fine dining. A romantic surprise with lots of Umeshu Spritz and not only the best sushi in Vienna ... http://wp.me/p1jEs2-32Y
Valentines day 2015 is around the corner, and I can't say how happy I am that everything is set for next weekend. gifts bought cookies baked flowers ordered table booked cards written Well, the last point goes for private ones, as I have to write a few more for customers and maybe some more at... Weiterlesen →
A short walk from the U4 Hietzing underground station and one of the entrances of Schönbrunn Palace, you will find a viennese coffeehouse gem. The Café Dommayer. Opened daily from 7AM to 10PM there are many opportunities you will find to enjoy your time here. Be it a short break for a quick Espresso, a... Weiterlesen →