Sipping & Supping

p1130718-w250-h250.jpgRestaurant Lindenkeller,  Rotenturmstrasse 12

We chose this restaurant randomly for dinner, and it turned out to be my favorite dining experience. Our waiter was extremely obliging and efficient and there was a relaxed and homey ambience, as well as excellent food.

p1130717-w250-h250.jpgp1130719-w250-h250.jpgWe had a delicious Greek salad to start. With my main course, i asked if I could substitute the winter vegetables for the onion rings that were served with another main course. I was told, no need to substitute- we will just add the onions to your plate.

p1130255-w250-h250.jpgPlachutta Hietzing, Auhof Str. 1

p1130247-w250-h250.jpgAxel and Sandra, our Viennese host dance teachers for the Waltz Week in Vienna group, arranged for a group dinner at one of the Plachutta restaurants.  Plachutta Hietzing, near the Schonbrun Palace, was the original Plachutta restaurant in Vienna. The Plachutta restaurants are synonymous with boiled beef and this was my first opportunity to try boiled beef or Tafelspitz.

p1130483-w220-h220.jpgSinohouse Restaurant, Himmelpfortgasse 27

p1130481-w220-h220.jpgBefore seeing Der Besuch der Alten Damen at the Ronacher Theatre a block away, we had supper at Sino house. The service was excellent and I thought the food was great.

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p1130407-w250-h250.jpgHuth ristorante da moritz, 6 Schellinggasse

We had dinner at Huth damoritz before seeing the Wiener Staatsballet perform  Dornroschen (The Sleeping Beauty) at the Vienna Opera House. The concierge at our hotel made a reservation for a very early dinner before before the ballet which started at 7 PM.

p1130408-w250-h250.jpgHe emphasized the address, as there were a couple of different Huth restaurants on that street. When we walked up to the address I was given, 6 Schellingasse, it was not yet open. The  Italian restaurant where the concierge  had made a reservation was actually around the corner.

p1130139-w500-h500.jpgThe S'parks restaurant is the main restaurant at the Hilton Vienna for lunch and dinner and where the breakfast buffet is served.

p1130137-w200-h200.jpgWe had dinner at S’parks Restaurant twice. The first time was our first dinner in Vienna on the evening of the Johann Strauss Ball. We had an early dinner in the hotel restaurant before getting ready for the ball. I managed to resist the delicious looking breads brought while we were waiting.

I found the smoked fish very delicate and light. A nice appetizer before the schnitzel.

p1130224-w200-h200.jpgPürstner Gastatte,
Riermergasse 10

p1130223-w200-h200.jpgWe had dinner at the Pürstner Gastatte on the Sunday evening before Waltz Week dance classes began. The restaurant had a warm ambience and I loved the traditional design on the tablelcoths.

p1130225-w200-h200.jpgI had  schnitzel cordon bleu with a mixed salad. The schnitzel was crisp and tasty.  This was the first time I saw tafelspitz served -  I tried it for myself at dinner the following night.

p1130093-w500-h500.jpgThe Kettle Restaurant
1138 Highland Avenue
Manhattan Beach, California
Instead of spending a 6 hour layover in the not-so-comfortable International departures area of LAX, I was lucky that my family came to pick me up at the airport to take me out for lunch. We drove out to Manhattan Beach and enjoyed a nice lunch at The Kettle restaurant a couple of blocks up from the beach.

Minami Restaurant
1118 Mainland Street, Yaletown
Ph: (604) 685-8080 or reserve online

p1130062-w500-h500.jpgp1130056-w500-h500.jpgTo celebrate two January birthdays, three of us picked dinner at Minami, since we had all enjoyed previous dining experiences there. (Minami Restaurant  and Minami Reprise). We all chose to sample the special Dine Out menu for $38.00. It sounded great and proved to be excellent value.

The first course was a sampler of aburi sushi. Aburi is the signature sushi at Minami and it's sister restaurant Miku​, which incidentally has moved from the location it was in at the time of my review, to 70-200 Granville street. The raw fish is lightly seared with a blow torch allowing the juices and flavour to seep into the rice of the nigiri sushi.

Second course of Zen dishes: This was beautifully presented in a  four compartment box.

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