Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Flavors of Enjoyment

It seems half of Vienna turns out for the annual Genuss (roughly translated as 'enjoyment') Festival in Stadtpark.  Sheltered in sparkling white tents, food and beverage vendors from all over Austria offer tasty samples and sell their finest products in one of the city's prettiest surroundings.  Some of our memorable samplings—and purchases—included smoked trout, pumpkin seed-basil pesto and fresh strawberry shortcake.

Let's start with dessert first and those irresistible homemade shortcakes...One, please...

...And then let's sit in the sun by the pond and devour it.

What a cute cookie.

I like the hand-drawn labels and the colors of these fruit liquors.

The Strauss statue never looked better; he was refurbished last summer.


  1. I missed it this year, I feel really sorry about that. Such a wonderful event and place to be!

  2. We missed it for five years! But we all have it to look forward to next year....Anticipation is part of the pleasure.