At the Dombeisl in Vienna, you will find some of the most important ingredients for a pleasant and enjoyable evening. Thomas Wohlfahrter, new chef at the Beisl, which is an Austrian nickname for a pub, loves to make his guests happy.
We were nearby for state championship in swimming, and the day got really long in between the races. It is sometimes easier to try to get a table on short notice than planning ahead. We were lucky and were taken care of with charm and finesse by Mrs Reitbauer herself in a dirndl and her team. This is a legendary "Wirtshaus" known for its quality meat and excellent kitchen open only from Thursday to Sunday.
When I was in Vienna last week my parents took me out for a special lunch at Vienna’s best restaurant, Steirereck, which is also the ninth best restaurant of the world. It's right in the heart of Vienna's "Stadtpark".
Back in Vienna I enjoyed a few lovely days of the wonderful spring weather. I went on a lunch date with my mom and I can't even explain how lovely the 20 degree weather felt after having survived the horrors of the polar vortex and the ongoing New York City winter.
One of the reasons I love going home to Vienna from New York for breaks is that I get to eat with my family, mainly because I get no judgement for ordering every single thing on the menu and then eating enough for five or more people on my own. Luckily my brother is a swimmer and still growing, so the rest of us just pretend he's the one eating all the food.