on saturday night kev and i went out to a restaurant called stomach (yep, thats what its called!) after i received a recommendation from dorte (who writes this lovely blog). we called too late to get a reservation in the lovely leafy courtyard but inside the restaurant is really lovely too, like an old farmhouse (and it turned out to be a blessing that we didn't get a table outside as whilst we were still there, a HUGE storm started - but more of that later).
i have to say, the food was amazing. and this is now my favourite restaurant in vienna (but obviously i have a lot more to try out yet!). everything was great.... the food, the (quite eccentric and funny) service from (who i think was) the owner, the atmosphere, the wine....
they also had little tea light candles in paper bags on each table (which cast a really lovely light)
we couldn't understand most of the menu (because our german is rubbish) but thought, hey... lets just order and see what we get!
for starter kev had the most delicious little kebab type things with a salad (which had an amazing dressing). i was really jealous.
tafelspitz, and it came with a really tasty kidney bean and radish salad.
zander (which is a type of fish) with cous cous. it was really tasty.
i did try the cake though and it was really good cake. the owner (who served us all night) said he has been addicted to the cake for 21 years!
it was such a lovely meal and a wonderful evening which the owner finished off by saying he would be back with a 'terminator'! (he had quite a sense of humour this guy.. and i'm not sure whether he might have had a few drinks himself by this point, but anyway...) he came back with two really strong shots on the house which of course we couldn't refuse! he then sat down at the table with us whilst he added up the bill.
when we left the restaurant the storm was still in full force, the rain was heavy and the sky was bright with lightening. we ran to the nearest U bahn station (which luckily is really close) but at the other end we have about a 10 minute walk to our apartment. it was raining really heavily at this point and we tried to run between shop covers and doorways but this was quite tricky as i had open sandals on and my feet were sliding all over the place. we laughed our heads off and laughed even more when we got home and realised that i looked like this....
it was the best night!