An Upper-class Jause

Location:Spaetrot Heuriger
Address:Wiener Straße 1, 2352 Gumpoldskirchen
Status:Open (last checked on 13 May 2015)
Eaten:Brettljause, cheese plate, two glasses of wine (Neuburger and Chardonnay)

Located in the wine village of Gumpoldskirchen and surrounded but at least two dozens of other Heurigers, Spaetrot is a Heuriger with an ambition: it has a full-size menu instead of a buffet, it serves some seriously tasty cheese and its Stelze is so small, it must be illegal.

Its Brettljause is small, expensive and quite pleasant to eat, despite its total lack of authenticity. I suppose what they did (and what they did for their cheese plate, too) was to go to a good sausage shop and buy some of the best (or at least better than average) stuff: some pepper-salami, some paprika-salami, some Speck, so Spanish-ham-like ham and one other hard-to-identify type of meat. Then they cut a few slices off each, added a glass of good white spread (possibly home-made) and served it with horseradish and surprisingly fresh bread on a piece of dark-painted wood. On the other hand – and if I were to trust the menu – I may be totally wrong, and they really did go to the local producers and selected the best bits, in which case I am being unfair and you should add a point or two to the rating straight away.

Whatever, the result looks and tastes more like an exclusive starter rather than a full-fledged dish. If you are not at all hungry and ready to ignore the rather slow and erratic service, you will leave rather satisfied. However, compared to some other Brettljausen out there (though admittedly not so close to Vienna), the Spaetrot’s creation is different, but ultimately quite average.

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Spaetrot Heuriger

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Spaetrot Heuriger 48.045574, 16.277228 visited on September 1, 2013Wiener Straße 1, 2352 Gumpoldskirchen, Austria (Directions)



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