I have found both a way to upload pictures and 10 minutes of time in which to satisfy my mother’s wish: mouth-watering, envy-inducing blogging. I can hardly see the photos I’m selecting during the uploading process, so I can’t always tell if I’ve chosen the best of the batch. Nonetheless, I want to get back to Vienna and the wonderful opportunities. Mom, I bring you the Torten:
Sachertorten eaten in the Sacher Hotel. Lovely, lightly chocolatey with a layer of marmalade under the chocolate coating to add a little tang. All the desserts here are just the right amount of sweet. Not the kind of cake we tend to get back home that shouts, “SUGAR!” and overpowers the other ingredients. This tasted of chocolate and gentle flavours.
At the art gallery, we needed a break. So we splurged on a coffee and cake kind of rest. We each ordered a different kind of cake. We took two bites and the plates were rotated. Trueffeltorte, Haustorte (nutty), Bruegaltorte, Kardinalschnitte (strawberry). Again, just the right amount of sweet.
Coffee is served with little glasses of water here. Because coffee makes you thirsty. We’ve been drinking espresso, largely because it is only moderately expensive while all other coffees are very expensive. We either order a “Kleiner Brauner” or a “Grosser Brauner”. But Kaffee Verkehrt also tastes good. Starbucks didn’t invent renaming coffees.