Mraz & Sohn, Vienna, 10/24/14

Mraz and Sohn exterior
Mraz and Sohn exterior

What a fun evening! This is a family operation with dad cooking in back and son working the service portion out front. We were seated in the first kitchen (a second one was behind another door) as the son noticed we were from out of town and thought we might enjoy the action. He was right! A very stylish place, with lots of thought thrown into every detail.

from our table
from our table

Service was attentive and very warm and made the evening special. The menu offers options of 4, 6, and 9 course tastings and they do offer wine pairings. We took the 9 course and there you only have to chose your meat entree. They are known for the wine cellar so we made our wine choices with the help of their sommelier. The food was beautiful, creative and tasty. A winner all round!

Interesting cutlery service (round thing is a magnet that can hold menu, etc.)
Interesting cutlery service (round thing is a magnet that can hold menu, etc.)

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table light fixture. More can be screwed on if you want more light
table light fixture. More can be screwed on if you want more light
sesame cracker to eat while you look over the menu
sesame cracker to eat while you look over the menu
cool water glass
cool water glass
Carrot, pork, marshmallow, sesame
Carrot, pork, marshmallow, sesame
Burata, pork back and brittle cracker served on a pink salt block
Burata, pork back and brittle cracker served on a pink salt block
sommelier
sommelier
Coconut crisp with sepia, Rambutan (spiny looking fruit) Tom-Yum soup
Coconut crisp with sepia, Rambutan (spiny looking fruit) Tom-Yum soup
Warm bread and butter with carot juice and coriander
Warm bread and butter with carot juice and coriander
wine
wine
Beet, macherel hamachis, beef tongue
Beet, macherel hamachis, beef tongue
Tik, Tonic, Duck: duck tartar, duck confit ball, brussel sprouts, tonic is marinade
Tik, Tonic, Duck: duck tartar, duck confit ball, brussel sprouts, tonic is marinade
Buddah’s hand (lemony flavor)
Buddah’s hand (lemony flavor)
Rising Buddah: prawns, kihlrabi, buddah’s hand
Rising Buddah: prawns, kihlrabi, buddah’s hand
wine cellar entry
wine cellar entry
upstairs wine cellar
upstairs wine cellar

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Hardcor(e)n: chicken hearts, corn and polenta
Hardcor(e)n: chicken hearts, corn and polenta
Fish on a stick: catfish, belugalenses, apple/vervain
Fish on a stick: catfish, belugalenses, apple/vervain
pigeon sausage
pigeon sausage

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Ready to crack the “rock” (potato inside)
Ready to crack the “rock” (potato inside)
Pigeon cuts Melon: pigeon, celery, melon
Pigeon cuts Melon: pigeon, celery, melon
Rib it off: Shortribs, potatoes and artichokes
Rib it off: Shortribs, potatoes and artichokes

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bread cart for cheese course
bread cart for cheese course

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Sr. Mraz busy cooking and checking
Sr. Mraz busy cooking and checking
cheese cart
cheese cart
the son in Mraz and son
the son in Mraz and son
Frankie inspects my selections
Frankie inspects my selections
Charles’ choices
Charles’ choices
(Jo) KURT bites fig: Joghurt, figs, sumak
(Jo) KURT bites fig: Joghurt, figs, sumak
One of our servers
One of our servers
working next to us
working next to us
Before I Quit I go nuts: quince, carrots, walnut
Before I Quit I go nuts: quince, carrots, walnut
StrawBerry White: strawberry, cheese, aged soja sauce
StrawBerry White: strawberry, cheese, aged soja sauce

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