Every time I travel, even for a short time, I always come back with so much content so apologies for the absence of a beauty post. I will do my best to upload it this weekend. Since the hotel, we stayed in “Das Triest” was in such a great location and quite close to Albertina Museum and all the other major attractions, we decided to explore a good location for lunch since we were up quite early to catch our flight and were starved by the lunch time. We started our day at the Palmenhaus Vienna a beautiful brasserie located in the former gardens of the emperor of Vienna.
The greenhouse was built in 1901 and open to the public in 1998 as a part of the Art Nouveau complex, which consists of 2 parts: House of Butterflies located in Schonbrunn Palace, which I didn’t visit this time and the second one is the Brasserie or the Palmemhaus located by the Imperial Palace offering the most beautiful views of the Burrggarten. The Palm trees are taken out in the Spring time and the Palmhaus terrace is one the most sought after by trendy Vienna locals.
The Palmenhaus Vienna serves everything from coffee and homemade pastries to an extensive wine list that includes a large selection of Austrian and French vintages. We opted for Riesling as it’s quite light and easy to drink during the day. They also serve cocktails in the evening. Food wise, since we waited a long time to eat, we decided 2 courses would be a good option.
For my starter, I chose fried sheep cheese wrapped in duck breast with braised pumpkin, rocket salad and balsamic dates which I at first thought it sounded a little weird of a combination, however, as soon as I tasted it I completely changed my mind. Kinza went for grilled Fair-True-Prawns with orange chilli chutney, pomegranate tabbouleh and papadam, needless to say, it was so delicious.
For mains, they serve fish of the day, including a mixed platter, which I super fancied. To be honest, I can’t remember all the fish that was on the plate, however, it was served with baked new potatoes and grilled vegetables. Kinza opted for a more traditional choice of Wiener Schnitzel or fried, breaded veal escalope served with parsley potatoes and creamed cucumber salad.
We finished our lunch with an Americano which was served on a silver platter, how posh, and must I say so tasty. I have to admit that coffee in Vienna was so good if not the best I have ever had.
The Plamenhaus is an absolute must if you are in Vienna. It was so beautiful and relaxing, service was super friendly and fast and the location is just perfect. After lining our bellies, we embarked on exploring the city, but I will share that in a post next week.
Have a lovely weekend everyone.