On my birthday I learned a secret. I discovered a hidden treasure. It wasn’t tucked away in remote courtyard in an ancient quarter of the city. It was in the very neighborhood I live, along a path I walk daily.
Freyenstein Gourmet Gasthaus
At Freyenstein we experienced a culinary spree, a trip to new tastes and textures. We had at least 12 dishes in all, from caviar with lime cream to baby squash in a bed of couscous. Each dish arrived accompanied by a fresh and surprising herb complement.
The staff was welcoming and friendly, and more than willing to try to translate – from German into English – each complex dish as it arrived to our table. We left sated but not overly so. This was, hands down, the best meal out I have had in my three years in Vienna.
If you decide to go, be sure to make reservations ahead of time. It was a week night, and every table was full.