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Gourmet Festival in the Vienna Stadtpark this Weekend

This coming weekend, the Vienna Stadtpark will be turned into a place of epicurean delights: The "Genussfestival" will be a showcase for select culinary specialties from Austria.

That includes Viennese escargot and ham, grey poppyseed oil from the Waldviertler region of Lower Austria, Carinthian honey, saffron from Wachau and spicy cheese from Vorarlberg. This can all be washed down with Austrian wines and other local drinks.

At the "Vienna Genussfestival" from May 9 to 11, 2014, the best Austrian food producers and small manufacturers invite visitors to sample and savour in one of the city's prettiest parks.

In addition to about 170 exhibitors, top Austrian chefs will serve regional specialities in the gourmet tent in the park.

There will also be a jam and marmalade making show as well as an appearance by Grill World Champion Adi Matzek.

This is the seventh time the festival takes place in the Austrian capital.

The Stadtpark is Vienna's oldest public park; it was created in about 1860 when the Vienna city walls were torn down and the Ringstrasse was built. The city's perhaps most photographed monument is also located here - the gold-plated statue of the king of waltz, Johann Strauss.

Wiener Genussfestival

9.-11. May2014
Friday 12-21
Saturday 10-21
Sunday 10-17

Entrance is free for more information: www.genuss-festival.at

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