A couple of friends an me did THE cooking tour. We met Andrea on the traditional food market and she took us shopping for our first Wiener Shnitzel and a full Austrian dinner. I was great to learn all the funny stories about Vienna, the market, the people and the food and the different ways to use it in the kitchen (at least for a bachelor). Later we were cocking all together which was really great fun and finally got us a very distinguished 3 course meal, very enjoyable for everyone. Andrea has done a great job to introduce us to Austrian kitchen and cooking - I think thats the best way to experience Vienna and Austrian cuisine. I would certainly do it again 🙂
If it is true that one will never get close enough to a country's, a nation's or a city's soul by learning about her history, architecture and general looks - without taking a thorough, introspective look of WHAT THEY EAT, then learning the hidden and subtle desires and stolen pleasures of the Viennese is done best by going to the source: the Naschmarkt, or "nibble" market. A plethora of stands with a million colors, smells and tastes, this is the Mecca of the accomplished food lover. And if you need guidance - Andrea is the perfect chaperone! She is not only extremely knowledgable, pleasant and well connected with the market's multinational vendors - she also genuinely LOVES good food, and therefore her hunter's instincts will lead you, too, near exciting finds! A sweet surprise: both her cooking course and the Naschmarkt!!