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Apr 25, 2006


Sascha F Zeller

Talking about history & tradition: One of my old favorites (when I still lived in Vienna) was the Bierklinik. They have been in uninterupted business since the late 1600's. And the Beuschl there was the best I ever had (with the exception of my Grandmother's, of course). And regarding the Tafelspitz: since when has the Sacher Hotel been replaced as the number one destination for Tafelspitz?


This sounds fantastic!!!

I have always wanted to visit Austria and may get the chance if we holiday at Bodensee.

Can you recommend any places around there?


Hi Sascha, the Bierklinik is definitely and institution - but I must say I am not that keen on beer! I've never had a Tafelspitz at the Sacher, but nobody has ever mentioned it to me either... it is always Plachutta, Plachutta, Plachutta! So, maybe I should go by your recommendation and try it there one day!


that really sounds like my kind of dish: lean, but yummy. i'd love to have a recipe for it, would you share? thanks!!


OMG, a tasting menu of Austrian pastries - now there's an idea!! When my mom and I were in Vienna, I remember waking up every morning and saying "my resolution for today is to EAT MORE PASTRIES!!". Words to live by... I wish I'd known you back then so that we coudl have had some restaurant recommendations. As it turns out, we went to Naschmarkt quite a lot and usually ate lunch at whichever museum we found ourselves in at lunchtime. I remember falling particularly in love with the museum cafe at Hundertwasser's fabulous Kunsthaus Wien - but then how can you help but love everything in that building??!


Hi Johanna, of course I can underline every word of this post; especially as for the pastries of Oberlaaer. They definitely have the best cakes and pastries in town, at least for the time being.

Ich habe am Montag meine Befähigungsprüfung bestanden und praktisch zeitgleich meinen ersten Catering-Auftrag (war heute mittags) erhalten. Nach mehreren Wochen Skriptenstudium komme ich jetzt hoffentlich wieder zum Durchatmen und werde jetzt endlich den Pack Food-Zeitschriften an Dich senden, und natürlich die "vergessene" DVD. Liebe Grüße aus Hietzing, angelika


Hi Cassandra, following your request, I have now added the recipe to my post... I hope you will like it!


Just come back from holidays in Europe and we had the pleasure of dining at the Pluchetta and throughly enjoyed it as a real Vienesse meal!! However beware we went back the second time and was very disappointe!The same meal was served but this time with only half the portion of what we received previously! Wish I knew about the Sacher hotel.. Management was not very polite either...So now I'll try the recipee at home. Thanks I know we will enjoy it...


Wow i fell hungry in this site, recipes are very good smell..

Jim Reese

I tried the apple horseradish sauce
what a wonderful combination
thank you

Nicole Feldmann

I went to Plachutta this fall and tried the Tafelspitz - it was amazing! I really fell in love with the spinach they served on the side. Do you happen to have a recipe for that??? Thanks!

Tricks Book of Ra

Also ich bin der Meinung das war eh nur eine Modeerscheinung


My daughter and I have just travelled to Austria where we asked some friends for a recommendation for a meal in Vienna. We were delighted with the Tafelspitz at Plachutta (although we had to be helped by the waiter with the correct method for eating it! He produced a printed card in English.)
I am very keen to attempt to recreate the dish at home so thanks for your article and recipe. . .

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