The Phylloxera

Location:Heuriger Reblaus
Address:Hauptstrasse 8, 2333 Leopoldsdorf
Status:Open (last checked on 9 July 2016)
Eaten:“Brett’ljause (klein),” two ¼ Welschriesling, ¼ Grüner Veltliner, two bottles of mineral water

Anywhere else, a restaurant called “The Phylloxera” will probably not have many customers. In Austria, however, “Die Reblaus” is quite a common name for wine establishments, and at least this one did not appear to suffer from the lack of visitors. For one time, a German word sounds better than its English equivalent.

However, the visitors around me were eating anything but the Brettljause, and those being mostly locals, I suspect they knew better what to take. The “small Brettljause” of Reblaus (don’t bother taking the big one – it’s for two persons only) is so average it can be used as a perfect middle point for a Brettljause quality measurement scale. The pork jelly, cheese, blood sausage and Extrawurst had a totally supermarket taste. The ham, even though obviously coming from the same supermarket, was of surprisingly good quality, and the Schweinsbraten were simply enjoyable, as most Schweinsbraten generally are. The only true gem of the Brettljause was the white garlic spread, which was creamier and stronger than any I have tasted until now (but the single slice of bread served with it was barely enough).

If you end up in Leopoldsdorf one day – which is, let’s face it, not very likely – visit the Reblaus, take the garlic spread, and if still hungry, order whatever the people around you are ordering. You can safely leave the Brettljause alone.

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Heuriger Reblaus

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Heuriger Reblaus 48.108724, 16.394280 visited on July 9, 2016Hauptstraße 8, 2333 Leopoldsdorf, Austria (Directions)



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