A Leg in a Goose Sauce

Location:Wirtshaus Zattl
Address:Freyung 6, 1010 Wien
Status:Open (last checked on 17 November 2015)
Eaten:Martinigansl, two beers (Pilsner Urquell und some Zwickl)

If this really was one-quarter of a goose as the menu claimed, the poor animal must have spent its life being shown at carnivals as the world’s most freakish goose: two legs, two wings, but no body.

More likely, with the end of the goose season approaching, Zattl was close to running out of its goose stock. It was not the freshest bird either; its sad lower body part was swimming in an amazing amount of sauce, which after a while quite efficiently turned very dry meat into almost edible one, and even gave taste to a totally tasteless dumpling. The red cabbage, spiced with cinnamon, orange and, for some reason, green onion was the best part, though unbalanced in terms of quantity with the meager beast.

Zattl may be useful in summer when the garden is open, and the beer (which is good there) helps to get through a hot day, but inside and on a busy Saturday evening it was hectic, extremely noisy and rather uncomfortable.




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