FIGLMüLLER IN WOLLZEILE – VIENNA
Wollzeile 5, 1010, Vienna, Austria
After a beautiful evening at the gorgeous Palais Liechtenstein for the rehearsal dinner, a few of us managed to peel ourselves out of bed for some more cultural activities. We managed to have the fastest viewing of Gustav Klimt that the Belvedere Palace has ever seen and then sprinted to make our lunch reservation at Figlmüller.
Figlmüller was recommended to us by the bride, who is originally from Vienna, and said it was her favorite schnitzel in the city. It was opened in 1905 and is currently managed by the fourth generation of the same family. Their schnitzel is a pork version that is extremely thin and crispy. The breading sticks to the meat without bubbling.
It is located on a tiny side street with cobblestones and looks just like any pub. The family takes pride not only in their legendary product but also in the quality of the ingredients. They personally know all of the farmers from whom they purchase their pork. They also have their own vineyards and produce wines to pair with your meal.
These people take their schnitzel seriously and it shows.
For dessert we made our way to the Sacher Hotel which is famous for their chocolate Sacher torte. This was the one item on my list that I had really wanted to eat in Vienna so was thrilled we had a minute to squeeze it in before the wedding. While the torte is quite chocolatey and flavorful the texture was much dryer than I would have thought. I prefer a much richer, dense texture for chocolate deserts. The Sacher is a gorgeous hotel but I regret to say that their torte leaves a lot to be desired.