Tuesday, 16 August 2011

No, not the same old!
This time, I deliver:
Viennese Mélange for all!


Lemon Meringue Tartlette
with Red Currants

Pastry chef Pierre Reboul's
heavenly temptation

Viennese Mélange
with Lemon Meringue Tartlette

Viennese Mélange
as served at Café Central
on a silvery tray with a
spoon-topped glass of water
and red-foil-wrapped chocolate nougat

Somebody could not wait
any longer and dug in,
with a cake fork, that is!

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I dedicate this blog post
to Stephanie Levy,
who recently visited Vienna

and discovered Pierre Reboul's
fabulous lemon tartlette, tempting me with these words:
"This little lemon tart was one of the most beautiful things I have ever eaten. Sweet, citrusy, creamy filling with a crunchy base. My taste buds were in heaven. I honestly felt emotional about this tart - it was that good. Viennese pastry chefs are true artisans."

Who am I to resist? ;-)

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Photographed
15 August 2011
Cafe' Central
Herrengasse

Images and Text
© by Merisi



18 comments:

  1. Oh... to be able to experience something like this. What a treat! It seems to have all of the bases covered -- beauty and taste.

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  2. Eileen,
    it was a perfect treat for a day off (there was a holiday here yesterday).

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  3. oh vienna i miss your pastries so!

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  4. The New Diplomat's Wife:
    Have you checked out Patisserie Poupon in Georgetown? Excellent pastries! I remember when they first opened near Conrans. There is also the Watergate Pastry shop, an old standby.

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  5. YIKES!
    Gorge indeed.
    What are those white flap things sitting on top?
    Flower petals?
    Do tell!!

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  6. Carol @ Paris Breakfasts,
    those are piped meringue, Ms Flaps! ;-)

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  7. I feel kind of emotional -- looking at that tantalizing perfection of a pastry.

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  8. COUNTRY GIRL,
    I had the same impulse when I spotted that tart at Stephanie's! ;-)

    VICKI LANE,
    but don't cry, please! ;-)

    Paris Breakfasts,
    and it tastes heavenly, not that uncooked weepy stuff so often spoiling the fun on Key lime pie. ;-)

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  9. APROPOS KEY LIME:
    Has any of you ever found Key lime or bottled Key lime juice here in Austria? I badly want a Key lime pie, and if I have to make it myself.

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  10. Merisi, that pastry is thrilling, and well served too!

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  11. This has to be one of the most mouth watering set of images I have seen while on this long 9 week diet. Looks like it would be such a delicate and wonderful taste treat~

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  12. I have purchased pure Key Lime concentrate online before~

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  13. Pietro,
    it is, indeed! :-)

    Mary Howell Cromer,
    *smile* I hope you achieved the goal you set for yourself! I shall look into purchasing Key lime concentrate online, thank you.

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  14. Merisi, I cannot imagine a reason to resist this lovely presentation. And so, so wish that I could snap my fingers, wave some wand and just find myself seated at a table with that beautiful order in front of me.

    Might see it in my dreams!

    Best wishes, xo

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  15. Another reason to return to Vienna for a visit ;)

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  16. I will be in Vienna in 5 hours and stay 6 days and try to follow your suggestions! Thanks!

    and have a wonderful year!

    Basak : )

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