A cheese dairy in the heart of Vienna? Yes - there is! In a 200 year-old building where the writer Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach once lived, Johannes Lingenhel has created an epicurian world comprising a delicatessen, cheese manufactory and restaurant. The company’s own cheese dairy - presently the only one of its kind in Vienna - produces specialties in a class of their own.
Cheese and many other delicacies, such as salami, ham and wine, can be purchased in the shop and sampled as well. At the rear of the building is a fantastic restaurant which naturally also focuses on milk and cheese. Mozzarella and burrata are just some of the dishes on the menu and don’t need many trappings to taste amazing. The philosophy of Lingenhel’s restaurant is to bring the flavor of the basic products to the plate as authentically as possible.
The Destilat Design Studio created the interior architecture for Lingenhel and made a really great job of it. The highlight of the roughly 200 year-old building is the show dairy with its eye-catching historic horse troughs made from stone. Cheesemaking workshops are also held here.
Pichlmaiers Zum Herkner
The Herkner was once a legendary inn, Heinz Herkner among the best chefs in Vienna. After the legend had been shut for couple of years, two brothers took over the premises, which they re-opened at the beginning of 2016 under the name "Pichlmaiers Zum Herkner". The two operators are experienced restaurateurs, their kitchen line is a reference to Heinz Herkner, who was famous for his Old Viennese cuisine. Consequently, classics of Viennese cuisine, such as 'Beuschel’ (veal lungs), liver and boiled beef, are on the menu today - but re-interpreted.
The whole thing is served in the ambience of a pretty inn in the suburbs. Even an old Bretschneider bar can still be found here. The restaurant has been carefully renovated, everything is very subtle. The mint-green, heart-motif chairs are probably intended to catch the eye. In summer, guests can look forward to a charming inner courtyard in the 'Pawlatsch' style. All in all: Viennese cuisine at its best.