Cafe Ansari – Vienna

In only 10 days I will move to Vienna, so I thought it was about time to write of some restaurants that I visited there in the past. Cafe Ansari is a Georgian café and restaurant, located in the second district, very close to the city center. It is run by a Georgian family who recreated an enchanting atmosphere: the rooms are furbished with style, combining modern elements of design with a traditional touch. The lamps made of paper bags, the tiles and the Georgian Samowars, for example, give authenticity to the decorations. Especially at night, the lightening makes the restaurant quite intimate and a perfect place for dining with friends, if you are looking for an easy and comfortable place with exquisite food.

We tried some Gerogian white wine: Pheasant’s Tears Saperavi 2009 Kakheti, Georgia:
A teinturier (red-fleshed) variety. Powerful, intense and structured. Beginning to open out a bit with good acid and vivid fruit.” It was definitely worth it to try local wines!IMG_2859We had different mains, all delicious and from the Georgian tradition, with some international influence:

Roast chicken fillet in cardamom sauce with pears, Kenya beans and Jerusalem artichoke mash.

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Lamb with barberry-hazelnut-couscous and honey-thyme sauce.

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Braised beef with spinach, pumpkin, prune and rosemary polenta

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We concluded the dinner with some dessert.

Créme Brulée with lemongrass and cardamom .

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Mixture of all their desserts: fruit sorbets, chocolate cake (with soft, liquid chocolate filling!), chocolate cake, créme brulée.

IMG_2865I warmly recommend this place: if you are around Vienna and want to try something other than the Austrian cuisine, this is the place for you!

 

Cafe Ansari

Praterstrasse 15, 1020 Wien

+43 1 276 51 02

Mo – Sa 8.00 – 23.00, So 9.00 – 15:00

http://www.cafeansari.at/

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