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Wiener Schnitzel in Vienna, Christmas tradition, and one other question

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Wiener Schnitzel in Vienna, Christmas tradition, and one other question

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ghsu | | Oct 15, 2012 04:16 PM

Wiener Schitzel (WS) - I've seen mulitple posts on traditional food in Vienna, but would like to narrow down 2-3 WS that I must eat while I'm there. If really all of the WS and its fixings more or less taste the same at a respectable beisl, then I guess I won't eat WS more than once on a 5-day visit given how many other classic dishes Sturmi has described on previous posts, but I'm hoping those who have strong views on WS will speak up.

I gather Figmuller uses pork, which kind of puts me off to begin with, even if they say they're the "original". I'm not planning on going there, unless people think it's better than most/all veal based WS and it's a must-eat on my trip.

Christmas Tradition - I hear carp on Christmas Eve and goose on Christmas Day lunch. Any suggestions for either? I understand I may be limited to expensive hotel restaurants; that's fine, but would like to know what the best of the options is for each.

The one other question I have is - do people have an opinion on Grunauer, Eckel, or Zu Den 3 Hacken?

Thanks in advance!!

PS - I plan on trekking around to find Beuschl at Kutschker44 and Tafelspitz at Plachutta, in addition to going to Gmoakeller as that seems to be an all-around offal/game/classic dish well-liked spot. Thanks to Sturmi and others in helping shape my meal plan thus far, which also includes Steirereck (the restaurant).

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