Sunday, 12 February 2012

Steak in the Snow

This weekend, in Graz in Austria, I sampled the best steak I've had in a long time.

Last night at the restaurant of the trendy Hotel Wiesler, amidst original street art murals, stripped back walls, and an edgy artistic crowd, I forgot all about the minus 15 degree temperatures, constant biting wind and gusts of cold, wet snow outside and tucked into a glorious rib eye steak. Perfectly cooked and so tender the knife sliced through the meat like butter, the generous sized slab of beef nestled on a funky wooden board alongside pommes frites, homemade coleslaw and a pot of chilli sauce.

If you're feeling adventurous pop over to Graz in Austria and try out the restaurant's fabulous menu of traditional and international dishes for yourself. You can even stay in one of the achingly hip zimmers at the hotel - or try it's classy and well-priced sister hotel, Das Weitzer, a few doors down. Whilst there you might as well make a weekend of it. If that's the case, I can thoroughly recommend a trip to the opulent Graz Opera house and a fascinating elevator ride up to the top of the Schlossberg.

Enjoy! :-)