vienna calling


It has been almost 30 years since I left Vienna. I lived in many a interesting place. But … I am a Chef, a Chef Patissier, and people do not understand that somebody does not want to live in Vienna, especially if you COME FROM THERE. Don’t understand me wrong. I am quite happy living overseas, as I am happy to come to Vienna and stroll through the city. And I LOVE strolling past

pastry shops (SchokoLadenWerkstatt),

and chocolate shops (Leschanz, Schokolade König) … a MUST VISIT …

and candy shops (Confiserie Eibensteiner) …. used to be on my way to school …


Bonbon shops

and I LOVE to sit in a Café (here with an Esterhazy Cake).

The originality does not stop with the cakes and coffee.

And best of all, you don’t even have to drink coffee. But then PLEASE keep it Viennese.

We do have very good and interesting wine in Vienna.

And since Vienna was declared by the Mercer Study “best place to live” …. you know you wanna come here … Tim Becker put it into words, at the Vienna Review.

Published by ChefThomas

… born in Upper Austria’s Wels, I have done most of my growing up in Vienna. Only by sheer accident did I fall into the trade of Pâtissier. After a short apprentice ship at a Viennese Bakery, I was accepted for apprentice ship, at "K.u.K. Hofzuckerbäcker Demel’s Söhne", one of the oldest patisseries in Vienna. Learning the trade from the very basics, as the Emperor two Centuries ago would have expected from a "Pâtissier to the Royal and Imperial Court" (That is what the older Pâtissier still calls himself). I soon took to travel the world. From patisseries in America, to hotels in the Far East, Africa and the Middle East, did I accumulate a wealth of experience, ranging from bakeries to first class restaurants in major hotels to banquets for Presidents, Sultans and Heads of States and other famous, infamous and not so famous people. But the true excitement for me is in the "Viennese Café". Not just as an occupation, but as an institution in it own right.

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