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Ok, let us go back to Vienna, after all this blog;has this name in its title…

I was thinking to (re)start with what I always like to know about a city, and this is where can you get good food! If you are expecting the ‘Viennese Schitzel, potato salad and Wiener Sausage’ type of restaurants recommendation, I am sorry to disappoint but this is not where I eat (at least not anymore after the many kilo that I put on while doing so right in the beginning when I got here) and this is also not where the sporty & fit Viennese people eat (at least not all the time, otherwise I wouldn’t be able to call them sporty and fit in this article).

So what do Viennese eat? Mostly everything that has “bio” in its title but besides this they eat a lot of international, especially middle eastern, oriental food. This is why I am at this point also pretty hooked on humus and having it as often as I can together with the good veggies that usually come with it.

My favorite restaurant, that happens to be 3 to 5 minutes from my home is therefore a restaurant that doesn’t serves Austrian dishes but Georgian ones. And it  seems that this restaurant doesn’t only appeal  to me as a daughter of the Black See but also gathers a lot of personalities from the intellectual scene here in Vienna. Therefore, it often happens that well-known writers spend long hours (Viennese style) at a table there and so do I for a few years now.

What I absolutely love and almost always  take  while there is the “Georgische Antipasti” which is a plate including four specialities: two types of eggplant roles, one stuffed with feta cheese and the other one with a sort of nuts mousse, one beetroot salad and one beans salad all sprinkled with lots of parsley and with some corn salad on the side, or more exactly in the middle of the plate.

The coffee is also one of the reasons for which I get to call this place my favorite. If you like milk-coffee (again Viennese style) this is a place where you get a Caffe Latte with 3 to 4 fingers worth of milk foam.

Ok, enough talking about food, as I for one am starting to get hungry. These are some photos that I took one saturday morning while having breakfast there so that you can see that I was right about the coffee

Madiani at Karmelitermarkt Vienna


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La Naschmarkt trebuie sa ajungi…mai ales in anotimpul cald. Este probabil singurul loc unde uiti cu desavarsire ca te afli in Viena si te simti mai degraba ca in Istanbul sau Barcelona.

Ce e Naschmarkt? Ei bine este doar o piata. In traducere mai mult sau mai putin mot a mot “piata de rontait mici lucruri dulci” (“naschen” inseamna a lua o  gustare dulce).  De fapt aici gasesti o piata obisnuita in esenta, cu legume,  fructe si flori, dar si multe alte delicii orientale  precum rahat, baclava si tot felul de mirodenii si alune. La Naschmarkt mai gasesti de asemenea o sumedenie de localuri hip unde lumea buna a Vienei se aduna sambata dimineata pentru un mic dejun prelungit. Pentru colectionarii, iubitorii de antichitati sau pur si simplu pentru cei care sunt curiosi sau cauta sa cumpere ceva la pret mai ieftin, tot in fiecare sambata, la Naschmarkt, are loc un Flohmarkt (in traducere exacta “targ de purici”- in traducere mai putin exacta dar corecta “targ de vechituri”) unde gasesti tot ce iti poti si nu iti poti imagina. Acest talcioc are savoarea lui aparte si este un “must see” daca vrei sa stii cam ce au vienezii pe acasa.

Precum se spune, o poza face mai mult decat 1000 de cuvinte asa ca voi lasa pozele sa va povesteasca de ce este atat de speciala aceasta piata.

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