-No less than 10 varieties of the highest-quality
-Another protective wooden case, revealed to contain an entire Sachertorte, from the renowned Hotel Sacher, no less. Moist, dense and not too sweet, this was the most sophisticated birthday cake I’ve ever eaten.
-Intensely flavourful apricot jam, another birthday present, tasting more like itself than I could have imagined possible.
-Gruner Vetliner. Juxtaposing big aromas and flavours with a bracing, mineral finish, this is wine that it not only food-friendly but a pleasure to drink.
-The hot chocolate mit schlag at
-Elderflower syrup produced by d’Arbo, which makes a glass of sparkling water taste fresher, sweeter and cleaner. Add some vodka for an equally sparkling summer apero.With a new budget airline flying from
* Mark Kurlansky's edited volume, Choice Cuts: A Miscellany of Food Writing, is worth buying solely for Joseph Wechsberg's essay on tafelspitz.