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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On the table of Xpedit in Vienna
A few days before I depart for my holidays, I got to visit this Italian restaurant, called Xpedit, which is in the first district of Vienna, close to Schwedenplatz. While I was there, chatting with a dear friend of mine, I was thinking “hey this must be one of those local restaurants that all tourists are looking for”.
Do you know how many emails I get from people who are visiting Vienna, trying to find non touristic places to go and to eat? They all want to do something that is not considered touristic. So this restaurant is exactly the one. Off the beaten path and highly recommended.
We loved the food, and by saying that, I mean, we literally loved the food. We sat outside and spent about two hours. But then we had to leave because my friend had to get back to her work. But before that, we enjoyed everything on the table: insalata caprese with mozzarella di bufala, delicious risotto and yummy panna cotta.
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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.