Monday, November 28, 2016
Eating like an emperor at Kaiserhaus
The following Kaiserhaus meal Essen wie ein Kaiser was apparently a favourite of Kaiser Franz Josef I, former emperor of Austria if the literature in the menu were to be believed.
This first plate was not part of that. This was a linguine in lemon butter with duck foie gras starter which we though would be a nice addition to the meal. The liver was very tasty and oozing with rendered fat.
The main item in the Essen wie ein Kaiser was the tafelspitz - beef rump and oyster blade served in a copper pot with beef bouillon and mixed root vegetables.
Accompanying that were their very delicious buttery rosti, a garlicky creamed spinach and horseradish sauce. The latter was awesome. It was like the non-cream version of Lawry's horseradish cream for their prime rib. There were equal parts to the sharpness and sweetness.
There were dumpling options for the beef broth in the pot. I picked the leberknödel - liver dumpling.
Here be the obligatory look at the tasty dumpling in the broth.
The beef bouillon came with a couple of bone marrow. So bone marrow, butter and bread. Mmmmm...
This was what a prettied plate of the food looked like. That's the oyster blade which was tender and delicious. Made extra delicious with their horseradish which I couldn't get over.
Dessert wasn't part of the Essen wie ein Kaiser so we ordered a slice of their raspberry truffle to end.