A Hotel Breakfast Jause

Location:Kronprinz Rudolfshof Heuriger
Address:Cobenzlgasse 8, 1190 Wien
Status:Open (last checked on 2 August 2015)
Eaten:„Kalte Platte,“ three ¼ Grüner Veltliner

Beinschinken, Rauchschopf, Extrawurst, Wiener, Krakauer, Schweinsbraten, any cheese as long as it does not have any taste – that’s all you need to buy if you are in a supermarket and wish to create the Rudolfshof’s cold cuts plate at home. You don’t need much of each ingredient: three thin slices would do. Don’t forget a single picked cucumber, a tiny slice of a tomato and a bit of butter in a foil wrapper – and you will have all the experience minus the annoying Heuriger music at a fraction of the cost.

At an average four-star hotel in the Austrian mountains, you can have such a Brettljause every morning at the breakfast buffet, the same variety guaranteed. In the better four-star hotels, you can have a higher quality, too, since the ingredients are more likely to come from the local producers.

The lazy Brettljause aside, Rudolfshof is a typical tourist location in the center of Grinzing. On a weekday, brain-dead elderly Austrians are mixing up with clueless Japanese tourists, the musicians have five-Euro notes beneath the strings of their violins, and the singer looks so cheesy, that you are split between wanting to punch him in the face or shaking his hand for being absolutely brilliant. When it rains, and the spacious garden is nearly empty, it’s even pleasant in a weird sort of way; it’s like being in the middle of a bizzare performance where all the players know how crap they are, but continue anyway just because that’s the way it should be. It’s Grinzing at its best and worst.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *