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Zum Schwarzen Kameel

5 Bognergasse
Vienna , Austria

Dating back to 1618 and remodeled at the turn of the last century to create a Jugendstil room with ornate chandeliers suspended on beaded strings and weathered ceramic tiles offset by polished mahogany wainscoting, this bar and sandwich shop is attached to a landmark restaurant. We could have lingered forever in the tiled front bar washing down dainty open-faced ham sandwiches with flirty Gelber Muskateller (yellow muscat). As for the schnitzel, it was a spectacular specimen: succulent veal in a particularly loose, floppy breading that owed its crunch and complex, faintly sour nuttiness to the authentic frying medium. Be sure to pick up some boutique schnapps and jars of Wachau Valley apricot jam to bring home.

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