Wednesday 3 March 2010

Coffee, Anyone?

Snowballs Fit To Eat
Let us eat snow!
After all,
it's March already

Wish Upon A Cake Stand?
My imagination knows
no boundaries.

Right Now,
a perfect cup
of Viennese Mélange
is all I need,
and perchance to dream ...

2 March 2010
K.u. K Hofzuckerbäcker
Demel Royal and Imperial Confectioners

Kohlmarkt 14


If you would like to dream some more,
each of the above pictures will take you
with a right click of your mouse
on a magic trip
to Vienna!
Clicking on the labels below
or the title above
will lead you even further astray.


Images and Text
© 2010 by Merisi


  1. I can't bear to click further today, as your first photo has nearly made me dribble all over the keyboard!

  2. I'll trade my coffee in on a chocolate.

  3. What an imaginative and beautifully constructed post!

  4. I'm enjoying a nice after lunch coffee right now but alas! not a meringue or macaroon in sight.

  5. Jiksy,
    I have never tried Demel's snowballs, but I had a great aunt who would make them. The pastry dough was cut into strips and expertly woven into a ball around a soup ladle, and then immersed into hot fat in a high pot. We ate them dusted with powdered sugar. A truly heavenly confection, the fried dough melting on your tongue. Maybe I should try one at Demel's, one day, share it with a friend, maybe.

  6. Please pardon me, Jinksy, I discovered the typo just as I was sending the comment off.

  7. Charles Gramlich,
    no coffee at all? ;-)

    Wandring Star,
    thank you! :-)

    Vicki Lane,
    come to think of it, I should really not try to relax by creating at 6pm a new post about coffee and sweets and nothing to nosh around the house! ;-)

  8. Sweet snowballs with a Viennese Melange......after a very, very busy day; even at ten tonight... it would be the greatest joy....!

    WONDERFUL inviting PHOTOGRPHY; Cara Merisi!!!
    Buona Sera!!
    Ciao ciao elvira

  9. Oh, I must run to Demel to see the Easter treats.

    Do you ever do Fan Meet-n-Greets? I've been following your photo blog since before we relocated here in Vienna and continue to follow. We're only stationed here for 1 year and we leave in July. Your blog will serve as a daily dose of this place that I've fallen head over heels in love with. I'm a huge fan.


  10. I am going to Demel tomorrow morning!!! :)

  11. The dessert and coffee looks so great. I am now hungry for something sweet.

  12. wonderful...but where does the phrase perchance to dream come from...thats really bugging me now...

    saz x

  13. FFF -- perchance to dream is from Hamlet's To be or not to be' soliloquy.(Old English teacher here)

  14. Oo,those snowballs look good! And that chocolate duckie.

  15. Yum! I am off of dairy and looking at that creamy cup of bliss is killing me! And I think I need a cookie.

    Great pictures. Sigh...


  16. elvira pajarola,
    mille grazie, Elvira! :-)

    this is the first time that I hear about Fan Meet-n-Greets! I am glad you are enjoying your stay here, it is a wonderful place indeed.

  17. Tea,
    I could almost become envious! ;-)

    L. D. Burgus,
    I hope you found something sweet! ;-)

    Fab, feisty and fifty.,
    Vicki has already answered your question,
    I hope you read it before "perchance to dream" kept you from falling asleep! ;-)

  18. Vicki Lane,
    thank you! :-)

    Viennese Duck instead of a Peking one! _=

    Cobalt Violet,
    oh, that is tough!

  19. POur moi, coffee, patisserie and chocolate

  20. My father has asked to go to Vienna. Hopefully this fall I'll be sitting at Demel's with treats (and a cappuccino, of course) that I've only been dreaming about.


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