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- n. An Austrian dish of beef boiled in broth with root vegetables and spices.
On my first visit the highlight was a trip to Plachutta, a lively and crowded restaurant whose specialty is the series of traditional Viennese dishes and accompaniments based around boiled beef, or ‘tafelspitz’.
But tafelspitz, flatiron beef that was boiled and served in an oxtail consommé, was dispiritingly bland, not helped at all by its apple, horseradish and spinach condiments.
He added that the schweinshaxe (pork knuckles), as well as their tafelspitz (boiled fillet of beef) are must haves.
A large mug of beer is the drink of choice here, while tafelspitz and Wiener schnitzel are reasonably priced.
World-class chef Reinhard Gerer serves excellent modern Viennese haute cuisine, stressing fresh, light dishes as well as more trad treats like tafelspitz and rack of lamb.
: This enduring restaurant is home to two of the most famous Viennese dishes: Franz Josef's favorite tafelspitz (boiled beef in an apple-and-horseradish sauce with fried potatoes), and the
Another Vienna specialty is tafelspitz, boiled beef, and a dish normally served on festive occasions such as Christmas: eine gute fettguns, or roast goose.
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