Food and cocktail pairing is an international trend that was brought to Vienna by the Blue Mustard. With this trend, the food is accompanied not as usual by wine or beer, but by cocktails. This concept is executed at the Blue Mustard to a very high standard. The not exactly subtly furnished establishment presents itself as a blend of restaurant and cocktail bar.
The food comes from Alexander Mayer, who is one of the city's leading chefs. The menus are created as cosmopolitan journeys – such as "From Vienna to Napoli" or "From Sydney to Singapore". Once the chef's menu has been determined, the bar team develops the corresponding cocktails, which are quite unusual. When mussels are served, they are accompanied by a cocktail made with mussel broth. Sounds audacious, but is definitely a journey that diners should engage with. We tried it out.
If you only want to drink cocktails at the Blue Mustard, then you've also come to the right place. Small snacks are served with them at the bar.
Blue MustardDorotheergasse 6-8, 1010 Wien
- Mo - Th, 17:00 - 02:00
- Fr - Sa, 17:00 - 04:00
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.