Our first night in Vienna and with a bit of jet lag we took on this nice little chef owned place. They offer 2 tasting menus of 4 or 6 courses with wine pairings and we opted to each have one of the 6 course tastings with pairings. Thus the photos look like a lot more food and wine than we consumed individually. Overall tasty food and nice service but not either in an outstanding category.
I would also not recommend the wine pairings – too many strange combos and when I could not drink one of them there was no offer to replace it. The homemade bread was an exception there because by itself or spread with the roasted onion butter it was divine.
In an effort to up their game they begin each diner with 4 amuse bouche of interesting textures and tastes. I particularly enjoyed the saffron cod which called for that divine bread to wipe the last of it from my bowl. During the rest of the meal another real standout turned out to be the pigeon hearts, livers and other organs in a rich sauce so reduced it was sticky. The taste was amazing and one I wished I’d had more room for at that point in the meal. Another impression we left with is the chef’s obsession with elongated/tubular presentations. It seemed that the a majority of the courses resembled an enchilada. Overall though the food was colorful and attractive, just too similar in design layout.
We were greeted by the chef as we were leaving and he was so friendly and thrilled to have you there it made up for any shortcomings in service during the evening.