This was my second trip to Vienna! Wait! First time, I was 12 years old and heading to France so my only recollection of it is the big circle also known as Prater, wink. So, actually last week was my first real meeting with our Central European’s neighbors and I have some things to say. Really?
I will start with the disappointment: I am still asking myself why are they so famous for their Apfel Strudel. I tried, believe me, several times, but nothing…no better taste than the usual apple pie you can find at the corner of your street. Really, their Apfel Strudel is so overrated! So on my last day (before the departure), after visiting Belvedere Palace, I had to choose that purple cake above (Lisa) called Belvedere Torten (a mix of orange and marzipan) and it was…OMG, can not describe the taste. Well, you know, you can buy me with a little bar or marzipan, what to say about such a marvelous cake? And I did not know about its color…
But and there is a big but, when visiting a very old and important Vienna place (more important that Hofburg or Schönbrunn), Iulius Meinl Delikatessen Shop and Cafe on Grabengasse, wink, I discovered the best sweets in the world, i.e. the Florentines (white or dark chocolate with peanuts and crunchy caramel and they have almost my name, so we were meant to meet one day, don’t you think so?). But enough about sweets
and back to diet!!! I promise that this is just my first post about Vienna because I have more (Klimt, Sissi, etc)!
One more thing: I have very much enjoyed the horse calashes (the horses were very well taken care of and the calashes amazing) and admiring them, I could imagine myself wearing a Sissi gown on my way to the ballet room.
To be continued!