Tuesday 12 April 2011

Viennese Escapes
Salzburg's Demel

Chocolate Nougat Torte
Sin, Thy Name is Annatorte!

Everybody dance indulge!

Oh, Brother!
He loves Dobostorte, but
flirted with Esterhazy Torte too!

Coffee Melange
Three takes, and still,
that spoonful of milkfoam
kept eluding me -
finally, I asked for a pause.

At least two aficionados in our
group of fifteen

More photographers
than at your average
Kaffeekränzchen, I bet!

Lady Anna, Again
Like any temptation with a sense of style,
she insisted on arriving with a veil

Raspberry Variations
with a touch of pistacchio:
A glimpse of the sorbet coloured salon
We celebrated in the velvety chocolate one,
it seemed to speak our mind more

Raspberry and Lavender
Salzburg's Demelinerinnen
work in sorbet colours,
not the traditional black with white accents
of the original Demel in Vienna


Photographed by Merisi
at Salzburg's Demel
11 November 2009

Images and Text
© by Merisi


  1. Dear Readers:
    There we go again,
    another repost by madame!
    I tried to create a new one,
    only to realize that I am too stressed to relax enough to be able to be creative. Or better, work on two creative projects and studying for more midterm exams simply stretches my abilities to a point where I apparently can't to anything creative for the time being (and be it only for this morning, who knows!).
    I hope you are all enjoying a good and productive day, some happy bliss involved too,
    with warm regards and best wishes,

  2. Mmmmm, Demel´s Torten sind einfach die besten ;-)

  3. Good luck with your exams.

    I SO enjoyed that repost even though those delicious photos made me so so so hungry for torte!

  4. MMMMMmmmmmmiam ! Oh lalalala ! What a delice ! It is as well beautiful as it seems delicious. Thank you to share -by eyes ! lol :) - all these pastries with us.

  5. Mouthwatering indulgences! I wish I had been there.

  6. Oh my, I just wanted this post to keep on going, so charming is the writing, the images are brilliant and as I always say, I adore your blog, so special in every way~

  7. I gain weight just looking at your photos. Of course they make me want to run to the kitchen and bake. How does carrot cake sound?

  8. This was a perfect day :-) Love the post!

  9. Get thee behind me, Satan! I put on pounds just reading this. Can't get over the comfortable velvety chairs and sofas - how could you ever leave such a place? Best of luck with the exams, Merisi - I hope it's all coming to an end soon?

  10. Absolutely divine desserts.

  11. Those are some fine, fine cakes. :)

  12. At the moment here, I can spot these sorbet colours in all gardens thanks to the many blooming flowers, especially magnolias, apple trees,lilacs and wisterias... or "prunus" (Japanese cherry-trees?)...
    I love your palette !

  13. Your homages to demels make me want to drop my 2010 taxes and get out my paintbrush!

  14. Oh my god! it looks delicious desserts!!!!
    Good luck for your exam !


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