It was snowing outside but some other food lovers and I were keeping it warm as we were gathered at NENI Kochschule to indulge in the art of making good food with Mrs Haya.
Although I wasn’t supposed to blog about food anymore because I am more and more into fashion and traveling, I thought I should make an exception and share my experience with all of you who love my Vienna tips, good food, and cooking lessons. After all, The Viennese Girl blog is all about the things that I like.
The cooking lesson lasted about five hours. I have to say, I wasn’t bored at all because Mrs Haya, with her passion and temperament, created such a cheerful atmosphere by telling us stories and showing us how to make the perfect bread, most delicious sweets, and mouth watering soup among many other delicious dishes.
Time passed by without even noticing it. I was really impressed by Mrs Haya’s good organization and professionalism. You know, it’s not easy to be a head of a team and guide 10 persons at the same time.
As you can tell from the photos, I tried to capture the beauty and the action. I focused on the action and less on the people. There was a lot of movement, spontaneity and no natural light. A real photography challenge for me.
The whole experience was like a food party that took my memories back to Instabul and reminded me of my favourite film : A touch of Spice (don’t tell me you don’t know that movie). I have never experienced something like that in Vienna. Great music (even Greek music), great experience and above all…great food at Neni Kochschule.
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Cold temperatures in January kept me indoors, and often under my duvet. The university exams kept me reading the books I wasn’t really interested to read. On the top of that, I had some extra assignment deadlines to meet. Those are the reasons that kept me far from The Viennese Girl blog for a while. That’s why it has been a bit quiet here lately. But now I am back again with my favorite French bistro in Vienna, called Le Bol. When I am not under my duvet, or hidden behind a book in the library, and not in a classroom with my students teaching them Italian, you can probably find me at Le Bol downtown Vienna since I am used to visiting this French bistro more than once per week. It was a kind of challenge taking photos inside there, because Le Bol is usually full of people and I don’t like taking photos of persons that I don’t know and publishing them online without their permission, and secondly, the yellow light doesn’t make photos come out nicely. But the bistro itself is highly recommended and I am always happy to get there and see Vera and Laila, who both work in Le Bol and serve the French delicacies. Those are my favorite treats:
Tarte au Citron
a piece of Bombe au chocolat.
The appointment at Café Prückel was at 12.00. I was a bit late and my friend who arrived earlier told me that the place was full. It was not the first time that I visited Café Prückel but this time we were a bit disappointed. We ordered one “Wiener Frühstück”, meatballs with salad, two macarons, one meringue with whipping cream, and one apple strudel with vanilla sauce.
The “Wiener Frühstück” was basic, nothing exceptional and the macarons costed 4.60, which is too expensive for two small macarons. The only thing I liked was the apple strudel. Except the food, they brought a dirty tablecloth with hair on it. I guess it was just an exception but we asked them to take it away. As for the decoration, of the whole deco, I like the chandelier the most. Besides, Café Prückel is divided to two rooms: one for smokers and the other for non smokers.
So, this was our experience at Café Prückel. I think that they should be more careful and I am sure they can do better. It worth a visit if you are around the area but you shouldn’t go with big expectations or you never know, you might like it more than we did. Peoples’ tastes differ.