Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Apple Strudel at the Meierei im Stadtpark
Coffee break, anyone?



On the first springlike day in Vienna,
what better way to celebrate


than with a cup of Viennese Melange
and a slice of warm apple strudel,


fresh out of the oven
of Steirereck's kitchen?


Photographed 8 April 2013
Images and Text © by Merisi

The "Meierei at Stadtpark" is the "downstairs" of the "Restaurant Steirereck"
located in a former dairy building in the middle of Vienna's Central Park.
You may simply drop in, but I would recommend a reservation.
Apple Strudel and Farmer's Cheese Strudel are served every day
at 1:00 PM, until sold out.
As for the Steirereck, one of the world's top restaurants,
you'll have to plan way ahead, booking weeks in advance.

Links
-> Meierei at Stadtpark
-> Restaurant Steirereck
-> Interview with Heinz Reitbauer, the chef and genius behind "Steirereck"

30 comments:

  1. Mmm the last time I had a hot Apfelstrudel was I'm Salzkammergut. I so wish I could book ahead and have one in Vienna. Mouthwatering.

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    1. I will take you there when you come!

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  2. Merisi, warm streudel and coffee outdoors on a warm day...bliss!

    May I also compliment you on the photograph of the "blue" mint tea on the cafe sofa. What a marvelous picture, with lovely colors and a hint of mystery.

    The sun is now warming us up in NYC, too!

    xo

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    1. Thank you, Frances!
      Some guests were sitting outdoors, but I was indoors, a wonderful setting, three sides of glass, all white furniture, hence the light and airy feeling.

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  3. I would kill for that apple strudel today.... need some "sweet thing " now

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    1. Wished I could whisk you to the Meierei!

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  4. I can only echo what Ada has written!!! I do love apple strudel!! Such a delightful looking place to enjoy it, too! Hope your week is going well, Merisi!! Enjoy!

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    1. It is one of life's great pleasures. ;-)

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  5. Bought myself a blueberry pie the other night. Guess I was in the mood for something like this.

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    1. Help me make it through the pie .... hearing the voice of Chris Kristofferson ... ;-)
      ... drowning the blues in a blueberry pie ....

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  6. Aesthetically pleasing:)

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    1. Yes, lovely place and setting!

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  7. My Grandmother would use apples from a scattering of 'wild apple trees' on her farm and very little sugar for her strudel. She would often tell me "Laurie, you must season the apple with very little sugar. Never deter away from the tartness of the apple."

    So rustic and delicious it was.

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    1. I could not agree more, Laurie. I never use sugar with the apple filling, and tart apples are best. My mother would sometimes bake the strudel in a lasagna pan, then pour a bit of sugared whole milk around the perimeter of the strudel, bake for 15 more minutes. That gave the bottom of the strudel a nice thin crust with caramel flavor.

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    1. It was as tasty as it looked! ;-)

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  9. Sugar and spice......

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    1. Hello, Annette, is that you? ;-)

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    2. Nanette is making some connections today!

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  10. So glad that Spring has come to your world as well as to mine! But here there is no strudel, alas...

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    1. Wishing I could send you some!

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  11. OK. But what about if it's raining in Vienna, the Stadtpark is not an option, so off you go to the Hotel Sacher for a piece of Sachertorte, now that is an equivalent to Apfelstrudel.

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    1. Wilbo,
      rain's no problem when sitting indoors, like I was, albeit behind glass walls! ;-)

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  12. What a beautiful table.

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