Last week’s mini ‘post on toast’ was such a success that I am ‘cheating’ again…….
Staying with avocados which are amazing in the shops right now, I have zapped up the odd guacamole or two (to follow) but for today, I am featuring another sandwich (I am thinking of opening a little ‘snack’ restaurant called ‘The Hot Avocado’!
As with last week’s offering, I have linked in to a recent ‘mini-break’ that I went on with my daughter as a rest from the frenzy of wedding planning (any excuse for a ‘getaway’ the wedding is actually going to be a very low-key affair!)
So here we are in Vienna where I actually did eat something very similar to this in the wonderful food market. In general I found Vienna a bit ‘messy’ architecturally (but then I have lived in Paris, which is laid out like a theme park deliberately designed to seduce the tourists for the past seven years so that figures)
An image straight out of Cinderella
The buildings were magnificent, but most of them so close together that you had to crane your neck to photograph them. I also found the unabashed touting by strapping Viennese beaus dressed up like Mozart a bit too touristy, and a bit ‘tacky’ (Again, the classy Parisians would never dress up in tights and a frilly shirt in order to entice you into ‘Opera Garnier’!)
But on the whole, it was a pleasant experience, the highlights being the horse drawn carriage ride through the old town – by far the best way to orientate yourself and see the buildings.
Elegant Cafe Central
Café central also did not disappoint, I really was spoilt for choice (not being a huge cooked apple fan, I did not go for the traditional, famous Strudel!). The service was friendly and efficient and I did not find it overpriced.
The other highlight was seeing Klimt’s famous ‘Kiss’ in real life, but you were only allowed to take photographs next to a life size copy of the real thing, which I could not see the point of – I preferred to savour the moment …….
To savour my sandwich, I simply grilled a thick slice of home-made chilli bread. Smothered it with a whole, small, ripe avocado and served it with some well grilled dry-cured bacon and cherry tomatoes tossed in a light lime dressing.
If last week’s sandwich suited Bratislava’s down to earthiness, then this week’s puts on all the show of Vienna…….
If like me you can’t get enough of avocado – then check out my ‘Lindy’s Cod with Avocado and Tarragon Mustard’