Sunday, 8 May 2016

The Viennese Art of Weekend Lunch
Restaurant Wetter at Yppen Platz


Citron and menu,
handwritten in Italian


Burrata mozzarella
and leafy salad


Yellow pepper
filled with goat cheese risotto


Veal and rabbit
with roasted tomatoes
and artichoke


Coffee espresso
and desserts galore


Photographed at Restaurant Wetter
Payergasse 13
Yppenplatz
16th District


Images and Text © Merisi
Nikon D800, 50mm lens


Link:
-> Restaurant Wetter

63 comments:

  1. Gemein! Jetzt hab ich Hunger UND Fernweh!
    ♥nic

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    1. Oh, I know that feeling! ;-)

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  2. Whoa. You are making me drool we these fabulous images dear.

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  3. The aromas would be so intoxicating. If ever I am planning a visit to Vienna I will definitely consult your blog! You know all the best places!

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    1. I am very picky, I only chose the best, you can trust me! ;-)

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  4. How lovely! I wish I could have lunch there - every single thing looks absolutely delicious.

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    1. I have been there several times since they opened, and was never once disappointed.

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  5. Omg! That 1st shot is like Spanish painter Zoranan (sp) still life
    Simply gorge!

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  6. Francisco de Zurbarán!!!
    the famous lemon still life!
    http://sabinasblues.blogspot.fr/2010/10/francisco-de-zurbaran-1598-1664.html

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    1. Oh, you are the sweetest! ;-)

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  7. Thanks Merisi for your dedication and fantastic eye for beauty. I start my day every morning with you and have been doing so since the beginning of your recording the discovery of beautiful Vienna. You cover my favorite things...coffee, coffehouses, Vienna, great composers and their masterpieces that often with a click of the link a relaxing few moments listening.

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    1. Thank you, Kat, your words make me smile.
      I hope to share more of this multifaceted place!
      Best wishes,
      Merisi

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  8. Seriously, I don`t know anyone apart from you,who can make me so hungry, just by looking at some images of food and drinks.

    Time for lunch, -just NOW, here in Stavanger.

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    1. Hope you found something nice to sink your teeth into! ;-)

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  9. You had me at goat cheese.

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  10. Inevitably, stopping by to visit you makes me hungry, no matter that it is 4:32AM. Lovely pictures.

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  11. YUM!! I think people should be hiring you to photograph their cafés. Every time I see one of these post I want to hop a plane. I am sure they are lovely, and all, but I think your photos make everything look extra fabulous.

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    1. That would be so wonderful, being allowed to "officially" take pictures, and letting my family off the hook, finally (I take this to thank my long-suffering family for still letting me shoot the one or other picture without confiscating my camera).

      The food I photograph IS FABULOUS, CV, otherwise I would not publish.

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  12. I think that I could easily live there and enjoy all of the fine cuisine and be on a diet the rest of my good life. My goodness, it all looks so wonderful. It gave me a couple of ideas to try myself~

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    1. Mary,
      if you leave out dessert, the food at Wetter's restaurant is actually very healthy. Lot's of vegetables, good olive oil, etc. - I had dessert because I had DECIDED I would have a CHEAT DAY. *grin*

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  13. Anonymous01 July, 2013

    Hi Merisi, I love your blog! I've visited Vienna twice and it is my favourite city in the world so I appreciate your blog for letting me re-visit it regularly. Your beautiful photos have also been a great inspiration. I've been given a really good camera as a birthday gift so now I'm off playing and learning as much as I can. I love your photo of the lemon. Would you be so kind as to share how you took this photo to get this marvellous dark background and rich colours? Merci pour les petits plaisirs! MontrealGirl.

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    1. Thank you, MontrealGirl!
      I receive so many mails asking me how I took this and that photograph, and I am really not good at explaining why and how. The thing is it took me years to arrive where I am now, with a somewhat good technical background and being able to "forget" about it and shoot sort of intuitively again.

      The best I can tell you is to either program your camera so it does everything on "automatic" (today's camera are GREAT) or you go and really study your camera's handbooks to learn how to get exactly the picture YOU want and not what your camera decides.

      In the case of the lemon picture, with a bright subject and a dark background, spot metering is the way to go:
      * Wikipedia has a pretty good article about metering: ->Metering at Wikipedia
      * Ken Rockwell's website is another source of learning about your photography and your camera -> Ken Rockwell
      * Study your handbook (start with "metering") and then go and practice, practice, practice!

      I could have photoshopped the lemon picture until it was a "perfect" one, the black background completely black, for example, tweaked the white in the lemon, etc., etc. - I don't do that. I could, I know how to do it, but this is a blog, the pictures are not fine-tuned to the tone of what I would present as a professional. That's the fun about my blogging, more after-processing would mean no more blogging. And no more fun for me. ;-)

      Best wishes,
      Merisi

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    2. Anonymous03 July, 2013

      Hi Merisi, Thanks for responding with such great pointers! I plan on following the non-automatic path and your advice of "practice, practice, practice". I personally like pictures that are less photoshopped as they come across more as photos rather than digital paintings. Cheers, Montreal Girl

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    3. That's great, I was not sure whether my notes would reach you!

      I came to digital from doing black and white photography, doing my own developing and printing. It's in that spirit that I use Photoshop, working more or less in the digital darkroom the way I was able to do in the real one.

      Good luck, and I hope to see your images somewhere, soon, I hope,
      Merisi

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  14. I republished this blog post because I thought I'd rather answer Montreal Girl's question here (and it gives me some breathing space for urgent matters I need to tend to this morning).

    Looking at it now, it sort of makes me wish I would do more post-editing of my images. I tend to be extremely critical of my own pictures, especially when looking at them a couple of months later. Yet, besides the fact that I cannot possibly dedicate that much time to blogging, seeing the raw mess I sometimes create makes me work harder to shoot better pictures. Or so I fervently hope ..... ;-)

    Wishing you all a wonderful day and thank you for encouraging me through the years,
    Merisi

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  15. Looks amazing. I particularly love that chalkboard wall with what looks like wooded pallets customised. Everything looks delicious. Beautiful shots.

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    1. It is a beautiful place, in every way.
      Thank you,
      Merisi

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  16. Oh wow, that top plate looks so delicious

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    1. All of them were delicious!

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  17. I was able to read a few lines of the menu, which is really in a perfect Italian, a rare thing to see abroad and quite often even in Italy.

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    1. Wetter cooks some of the best Italian food I have ever eaten.

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  18. This is a lunch I'd like to eat. :-)

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    1. Me too, again, and again! ;-)

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  19. Dear Merisi,
    Everything looks so yummy! It's the middle of the night and now I am hungry (but I won't find anything nearly so grand in our fridge!!!)

    Thank you, as always, for the pictures to inspire dreams....

    Betty

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    1. Thank you, Betty!
      I hope you had wonderful dreams! :-)

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  20. Montreal Girl09 November, 2013

    Seeing this article on citrus cologne made me thing of your great, memorable photo....http://boisdejasmin.com/2013/10/parfums-de-nicolai-leau-mixte-fragrance-review.html.

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    1. Kurwenal30 May, 2015

      Great link...lots to read here, and I say this as a man and cigar / pipe smoker very interested in scents and smelling fresh! Thanks

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    1. It was! Have I mentioned that is the best Italian food in Vienna, in my humble opinion? ;-)

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  22. It seems that, at 70, I spend my time between California and India. I would love to see Vienna, though. I can't resist my massages in India at $7 US/per hour of incredible bliss for my aching muscles and joints.

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    1. Sometimes choices are really between a soft place and heaven, aren't they!
      Enjoy your India!

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  23. ooow...everything looks sooo yummy! I love your shots :)

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  24. Oh lucky you, that all looks fabulous, lovely pictured I particularly like the first one with its combination of colours and that love light...

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    1. Thank you! :-)
      I try to take pictures at family meals on the sly, and I always hope everyone understands that these are snapshots. And this is a blog, after all. Still, it makes me happy to share!

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    1. Indeed, the advantage of having a large family, seeing a lot of different dishes at once. Perchance to taste ... ;-)

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  26. I enjoyed looking at the handwriting, so beautiful. It is sad that many schools in the USA have stopped teaching cursive writing.
    Thanks also for explaining (in the earlier comments) about how you do photography.

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    1. Dina,
      I agree with you, I see handwriting as a cultural heritage that is not only a thing of beauty, but also a very useful tool in daily life. Pretending to be a typewriter simply does not cut it. In my book. ;-)

      I always a bit apprehensive about explaining photography skills. Even though I have a photography degree, I feel the longer I work on my photography, the less I know and hence not someone qualified to teach others.

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    2. Merisi, just keep on doing what you're doing. We all love the blog.
      I am just a point and shoot type, a naive photographer who knows only the Automatic button on the camera. Blogging should be fun. Sharing your city by sharing photos.
      I hope we can have some coffee together; I hope to be in Austria for the first time this summer!

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  27. oh now i am drooling and wishing i had something to eat .. such glorious food/photos

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    1. Wished I could take you to Wetter's right now!

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  28. James, Williamsburg, Virginia08 May, 2016

    Fantastic shots! I'm a foodie and it all looks tasty to me. The shot
    with the pepper and the expressive hands is outstanding. Aside from
    your wonderful photography, Merisi, you sure do lived a charmed life.

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