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A Taste of Imperial Vienna

Get to know the secrets of the Viennese cuisine with this 7 course indulgence.

A Taste of Imperial Vienna © Hotel Stefanie Wien
A Taste of Imperial Vienna © Hotel Stefanie Wien
Tafelspitz © Hotel Stefanie Wien
Tafelspitz © Hotel Stefanie Wien
Restaurant Kronprinz Rudolph © Hotel Stefanie Wien
Restaurant Kronprinz Rudolph © Hotel Stefanie Wien
Vienna’s cuisine is famous and distinct. In fact, Vienna is one of the few places around the globe that offers a unique cuisine named after a city, rather than a country.  Of course, all this is due to Vienna’s former role as the capital of a large multi-ethnic empire.

People from the entire Habsburg realm came to the city in order to live and work. In this melting pot of cultures, the many culinary influences likewise mixed to form an exciting new cuisine—one which is specifically Viennese.

All the crown lands of the former Habsburg monarchy influenced the cuisine of Vienna. Goulash comes from Hungary, many pastry dishes, such as Kaiserschmarrn, were contributed by Bohemia.  Out of the 17th century Turkish siege of Vienna sprung the Viennese infatuation with coffee.  It also inspired the crescent-moon-shaped Kipferl, actually a distinctly Viennese pastry that many, rather by mistake, think of as a French invention known as Croissant. 

Immerse yourself in the tastes and stories of Viennese cuisine with a special, seven course, culinary journey at the Hotel Stefanie. 'A Taste of Imperial Vienna' will  take you to a culinary expedition through the former crown lands of the Austrian monarchy, garnished with insights into the history of Viennese cuisine.

These 7 delicacies  will be on the menu:

* Veal goulash with Salzstangerl
* Beef broth with sliced pancake and 'Kaiserschöberl'
* Wiener Schnitzel with potato salad
* Tafelspitz (Viennese boiled beef) with classic side dishes - roast potatoes, apple horseradish and chive sauce
* Powidltascherln (plum pockets)
* Apple strudel
* Kaiserschmarrn

 

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