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Best tafelspitz in Vienna?

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Best tafelspitz in Vienna?

I will be in Vienna for a week in late August. I wanted to sample tafelspitz. Who would have the best tafelspitz in Vienna? Thanks for your help.

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1. Re: Best tafelspitz in Vienna?

Each likes something different- this is served many places but generally Plachutta is acknowledged to have the overall best - they are best known for this speciality

their central location in the city center - 5 minutes from Stephansdom

Plachutta

Wollzeile 38

usually excelent service, nice atmosphere

check their website for more info

www.plachutta.at

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2. Re: Best tafelspitz in Vienna?

OK, someone has to ask, what is tafelspitz?

Thanks.

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3. Re: Best tafelspitz in Vienna?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tafelspitz

....very tasty! I like it with Semmelkren!

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4. Re: Best tafelspitz in Vienna?

I'm passing on that one.

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5. Re: Best tafelspitz in Vienna?

I could probably go with this. Seems it's very similar to --> English -- Corned Beef or ---> German -- Sauerbraten? Yah?

Different spices/veg or whatever but basically what we in America would call Pot Roast. Yah? :-))

That said, don't know I'd go out of the way to track it down. LOL!!

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6. Re: Best tafelspitz in Vienna?

But on researching further, the semmelkren sound pretty darn good. LOL!!

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7. Re: Best tafelspitz in Vienna?

WCGal - Thankfully Tafelspitz is nothing like English Corned Beef, but after a couple of Strohs who'd care?!?!

(English corned beef is a pressed ground bully beef - often from Argentina - which is preserved with salt and sold in cans).

When it comes to a joint (not ones you smoke) I generally prefer my beef roasted to boiled, but in the case of Tafelspitz I make an exception!

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8. Re: Best tafelspitz in Vienna?

The only corned beef I know is cured or pickled- not that great to me.

Tafelspitz is a good cut of beef - not pickled just good meat cooked and served with vegetables.

This was the favorite meal of the Emperor Franz Joseph who could choose anything , anytime. As he ruled 1848- 1916 , it must have been good for him.

I certainly enjoy it at times.

I would test it first , then make a judgment

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