Vienna boasts of its own flavourful regional cuisine. Known as Wiener Kuche, the local cuisine is influenced by Hungarian and Czech cuisine many of which date back to the time of the Habsburg Empire. It features meat, vegetarian dishes and desserts such as the popular Sachertorte chocolate cake, Apfelstrudel and Kaiserschmarrn shredded pancakes.
The various dishes well known in Vienna can actually be learned easily courtesy of short cookery classes offered in the Austrian capital.
Food lovers visiting the city can enrol in cooking classes in Vienna. This way, they can learn how to prepare original Viennese cuisine without having to spend much.
This course is offered by Austrian chef and instructor Bianca Gusenbauer. But apart from teaching her students how to prepare local food, she also offers a tour of food markets around Vienna. The classes she offer are for private and groups.
Cook Like a Pro
This Cook Like a Pro course is exclusive for one person only. Offered at the Vestibul Restaurant in Burgtheater, the session lasts for an entire day in a professional kitchen. It teaches the participant how to prepare and serve lunch and dinner.
The cooking course offered at Das Kochwerk is for groups and the class is done in English. The advantage here is that students can choose the cuisine they want to create in a very modern and spacious kitchen situated in the third district.
Kochsalon is the cooking school of Wrenkh Restaurant, famous for its vegetarian dishes. It offers courses that teach students how to cook fish and game plus delicacies. Some of them are the Viennese apple strudel course and the Herb and Mushroom Excursion which lets students visit the Vienna Woods to pick mushrooms. Each course lasts from two to five hours.