Wednesday night we went to Albarone, and we were in for a treat. Albarone is a small restaurant near the Four Seasons on Maximilianstrasse (which is already a hint that it’s a “special occasion” kind of place). The chef is from Süd Tirol, and he serves innovative food that is Italian/Austrian in its origins. There is no menu. The meal has 8 courses, and it lasts 3-4 hours. I’m pretty sure it’s also reservation-only.
Albarone serves a “tasting menu” that will blow you away, and compared to other tasting menus of its caliber around the world, is surprisingly affordable. Although the menu changes, I can give you an idea of some of the highlights of our meal: a really fresh seafood carpaccio, a flavorful foamed chestnut “cappuccino” of a soup, pan-fried crispy dorado on roasted vegetables, thinly-sliced medium-rare roast beef with a truffle sauce, and a light-as-air tiramisu. I can’t even remember what the other courses were now, but only the sensation of thinking every bite was fantastic, and wondering how the heck I was supposed to consume yet another course (but the pacing was perfect, and drawn-out, so you have time to savor a glass of wine in between courses and recover your appetite).
Basically, this was one of the best meals of my life, and I’m really looking forward to finding another special occasion to go back.
Phone: 089 - 29 16 86 87
Hours: 12 - 14:00, 19 - 23:00