Thursday, March 22, 2012

Back in Vienna

Back in Vienna for lunch at Fürich.

Lunch: (strudel stuffed with spinach and sheep cheese served with lettuce salad and garlic sauce)

After lunch, we walked to St Stephens cathedral. After gawking at the spire, we picked up some city bikes that are available for rent and biked around the ring. We made stops at Rathaus (city hall), Parliament and Hofburg Castle.

While at Rathaus, we met a photographer Who introduced himself after snapping a few photos of us gaping at the building with our bikes. After we laughed at the initial German/English interchange, he took a few more photos and some with Erin's camera as well. Very cool guy.

Dinner was at, I am a little ashamed to admit, an Italian restaurant called Danieli's off the ring street.

Dinner: Antipasto di frutti di mare alla veneziana (a salad of octopus and prawns with green beans, Venetian style, sardines in soar and baccalá mantecato [stockfish mousse] with grilled polenta and served and served with fried vegetables) and garlic bread.

Dessert: Zambaione all'arancia con gelato di vaniglia (warm orange Zambaione with vanilla ice cream and berries ragout) and a decaf espresso.

Even though it wasn't authentic, that dessert was like eating orangey-rummy air!!

After dessert, we biked home, got lost, hit the Danube, got an amazing night photo and turned around and got home safely. It took us a few hours to get a hang of the bike lanes, but of course we got out bearings just as soon as the hotel came into view.

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