During our recent stay at Palais Hansen, we wanted to try the food in the hotel. As Edvard, the Michelin awarded restaurant unfortunately was completely booked on saturday, and closedsunday and monday, we tried Die Küche Traditional restaurant at hotel Kempinski instead. The name means “The Kitchen” in German and provides traditional Austrian, German and Hungarian cooking, in a contemporary style. They use fresh ingredients, just as the Edvard, to create modern versions of classic foods.
We had a Spicy beef salat as starters and tried the Pot au Feu of Monkfish and Saddle of Veal with wild mushrooms as main courses.
The food is presented pretty simple and stylish, and rich in flavor and taste. We were especially impressed with the main courses, which was really good.
As a starter you should consider the tartar, as we could see, after ordering our starters, that this was really popular among the other guests. When we where done with the main dishes, we were completely full, and was likely to skip the dessert. But when our waiter told us, that Die Küche had a pastry chef, who specialized in desserts, and she could make what we wanted, somehow we found place for a little ekstra. We got a Panna Cotta with eldeflower and berries, and a Apfelstrudel with vanilla ice-cream. Just top top it all off, the waiter brought a little plate with a few specialties we had to try; a mini strudel, a fruit cookie and a piece of chocolate. Then – we were really done with the dinner.
The waiters was very kind, informative and welcoming, and the chefs presented the main courses them selves. The atmosphere was relaxed and together with the rustic kind of foods, it all made good sense. If you want to try traditional food at a very reasonable price, Die Küche could be a good choice for a trip to Vienna.