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Vienna Media News 06/2017 News from Vienna’s culinary scene

Celebrated German chef Juan Amador opened his second restaurant in Vienna in March 2017. Kitch Grill & Bar by Juan Amador in the first district is, as the name suggests, a luxury grill restaurant with a focus on high-quality meat dishes. A year ago Amador opened Amador’s Wirtshaus & Greisslerei in the nineteenth district. His first restaurant in the city, it earned 2 stars in the 2017 Michelin Guide.

A pair of seasoned professionals have joined forces to open a new gourmet eatery in the third district: Heunisch & Erben – run by top Viennese chef Peter Zinter and Pub Klemo owner Robert Brandhofer – features upscale restaurant cuisine and a wine bar in a laid-back atmosphere. Roots, a new venture in the fifth district, is the brainchild of three industry pros, all of whom once plied their trade at Michelin-starred restaurant Konstantin Filippou. This highly attractive, small restaurant serves excellent food with a strong emphasis on locally sourced ingredients: the lettuce comes from Viennese growers, the vegetables are grown on the restaurant’s own farm and the comprehensive wine list features numerous varieties from the neighboring Czech Republic and Slovakia.

New restaurant Zur flotten Charlotte in the seventh district takes a departure from standard restaurant fare. According to the owner Andreas Flatscher it is “Vienna’s first covered Currywurst, beer and sparkling wine snack joint” – a cross between a pub, a bar and fast food stand, with various sausage specialties. New restaurant Völlerei has taken up residence in a former coffee house on the popular Brunnenmarkt in the sixteenth district. It serves classic dishes with a contemporary twist, and plats du jour.

The freshly renovated Café im Kunsthistorischen Museum Wien is the ideal place to take a culinary pit stop before, after or during a trip around the museum. Patrons can now enjoy the fantastic views of Maria-Theresien-Platz below from the comfort of the raised window seating. Riding Dinner adds a quintessentially Viennese and highly unusual option to the capital’s culinary canon. For the first time visitors to the city can enjoy fine food and drinks during a horse-drawn carriage ride around the city. The carriages are fitted with specially designed tables that ensure there are no spills. The “culinary carriage” stops off at various places, including Zum Schwarzen Kameel where passengers are served with ham on the bone and fresh horseradish, and Café Landtmann which supplies apple strudel for dessert.

The capital’s excellent standing as a gastro mecca is recognised by respected publications including the latest Main Cities of Europe Michelin Guide. In the 2017 guide, a total of four Viennese restaurants were awarded a two-star rating and a further six earned one star. Steirereck in Stadtpark, Silvio Nickol’s gourmet restaurant in Palais Coburg, Mraz & Sohn and Amador's Wirtshaus & Greisslerei all have two Michelin stars, while Walter Bauer, Edvard (Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna), Konstantin Filippou, Le Ciel by Toni Mörwald (Grand Hotel Wien), Opus (Hotel Imperial) and Tian all picked up one Michelin star.

Contact:

Vienna Tourist Board
Helena Hartlauer
Media Relations UK, USA, Canada, Australia
Tel. (+ 43 1) 211 14-364

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