DIY Canapé

Address:Markt 123, 5360 St. Wolfgang
Status:Open (last checked on 12 December 2015)
Eaten:„Gemischte Speckjause,“ mixed salad, ½ beer (Stiegl Goldbräu), two ¼ Welschriesling

Do you know those little sandwiches (also called canapés) sometimes provided at office parties? Those you can quickly eat with two bites, so that you do not need to worry about carrying a coffee mug, a plate, a napkin and a sandwich using just two hands? Dorf-Alm’s Speckjause is the equivalent of a LEGO construction set for such canapés.

All the ingredients for building a canapé are provided: tiny slices of two types of bread, three types of thinly cut Speck, some cheese, plenty of butter, onions, mustard, horseradish, picked cucumbers, baby tomatoes, etc. Everything is conveniently arranged on the plate to encourage mixing. And true – after a couple of minutes you become quite proficient at building your own masterpieces. It certainly takes longer to build your tiny sandwich than to eat it, but there is something quite satisfying in the process.

It would have been much more satisfying, had there been anything available than Speck, or at least better Speck. The three sorts Dorf-Alm serves are quite industrial and do not have much taste. Actually, the only things tasting strong were the mustard and the horseradish.

Dorf-Alm is a tourist location in a completely tourist-oriented town, which was absolutely packed with people because of the traditional Christmas market. Still, as far as tourist restaurants are concerned, it is quite pleasant to spend an hour in, and having an operational Wi-Fi is always a plus. The only weird detail came out at the end when I noticed two death announcements hanging on the wall next to the door to the toilets. That could have been OK (perhaps someone related to the restaurant had passed away), but next to the announcements was a little box with at least half a hundred of past death announcements, as if inviting people to pick up one, as if it were a touring leaflet or a map. “Come to eat and take our dead with you?” – very bizarre.

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Dorf-Alm 47.740526, 13.444231 visited on December 12, 2015Markt 123, 5360 St Wolfgang im Salzkammergut, Austria (Directions)



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