Saturday, September 26, 2009

Lunch @ Restaurant Cafe Halle (Vienna Day 2)

Our second day we visited the Musuem Quarters in Vienna and had lunch at Restaurant Cafe Halle by accident. We were actually looking for Cafe Im Kunsthaus but ended up here even after asking for directions.

Despite ending up in the wrong restaurant we were pleasantly surprise at the quality of the food. I never thought normal cafes would serve up the kind of food we had here.

First up was my Roasted Beet Soup with Wasabi. From the really thick consistency and the color one could tell they used a lot of beets. The earthy beet flavor definitely shouted out and the wasabi despite being very subtle gave the soup a nice little zing. We were also served some Rye Bread to go with the soup.

Roast Beet Soup with Wasabi

Rye Bread to go with the Soup

For my main I had Roast Chicken Breast stuffed with Ricotta Cheese and Minced Chicken. The breast succulent and moist and the combination of ricotta cheese and minced meat stuffing added a lot of flavor to the breast.

Roast Chicken Breast stuffed with Minced Chicken and Ricotta Cheese

Zhao Phin had the Tapelspitz or Boiled Beef, Austria's national dish. The beef was served with Potato Rosti and Horseradish Cream and Apple Chutney. Despite it being cooked well-done the beef was quite tender. It wasn't bland either as it was boiled in a beef consomme which actually helped in drawing out the beefy flavor. The horseradish cream gave the beef a nice spicy flavor.

Boiled Beef with Mustard Cream and Apple Sauce served with Rosti

Horseraddish Cream and Apple Chutney to go with the Boiled Beef


Our food came up to 34 Euros which is not bad considering the large portions and good food that was served here. This is definitely a good place to stop by for lunch when visiting the Museum Quarter in Vienna.


Contact Information:
Address: Museumsplatz 1, A-1070 Wien
Tel: +43-1-523-7001

1 comment:

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