Tapas and Curry: International cuisine in Klagenfurt
There is no doubt that Käsnudeln and Wienerschnitzel are pleasing to the palate (but less so to the figure). However, they won’t necessarily satisfy you every day. Not to worry: In Klagenfurt, you can go on exciting culinary journeys, as our selection of international restaurants will show.
Bar snacks at “Tapeo”
The Spanish tapas bar “Tapeo” is located in the Koschatstraße between the city centre and the university, adjacent to the Bellisimo video store. They serve tapas ranging from ham and cheese to prawns and the spicy meatballs albondigas (which you’ll remember fondly for days afterwards). The cuisine is one hundred percent authentic. The prices are in keeping with the excellent food. You can taste these exciting flavours in the newly renovated, informal and cosy setting from 12 noon to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Reservations – especially for the evenings – are recommended. Contact details can be found on the Facebook page “Tapeo – Tapas Y Vino“.
A hearty curry at “Thai Imbiss Nawa”
Some ”Asian” food makes your palate itch for hours afterwards and you feel full, but not particularly comfortable. The simple Thai snack bar Nawa on 8. Mai Strasse, which focuses on fast food, does not fall into this category. They prepare noodle and rice dishes, usually with tasty curry sauces, which come in a variety of flavours. The atmosphere is closer to a kebab stand, but the palate is treated to unexpected delights. For those who prefer to feast at home: All the dishes are available to take away. The Thai snack bar is open daily from 11am to 8.30pm, and closes at 2.30pm on Saturdays and remains closed on Sundays. Contact details can be found at Thai Imbiss Nawa’s website.
Ooh, la, la … food prepared in French by “der Franzos”
“Der Franzos” in the Kolpinggasse is the ideal location for rather special occasions. Their French dishes are prepared entirely without ready-made ingredients. Sometimes the process can be more time-consuming. At the time of making a reservation, you can ask if they will be serving “minis” – a kind of French tapas, that allow you to taste your way through several dishes. The restaurant is open on Mondays to Fridays from 5pm to 11pm, and closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. Those who would like to recreate the food at home can also sign up for one of the cooking courses that are offered from time to time. After buying groceries together at the market, the participants cook all afternoon and share their meal with friends in the evening. Booking is recommended; for contact details go to www.derfranzos.at.
A trip to the Atlantic: “Ricardo” cooks Portuguese food
The jalapenos with sea salt and a subtle garlic marinade are just one of many dishes that will linger in your memory: In the Tabakgasse, Ricardo Bistro offers Portuguese and international fusion cuisine. The interior of the restaurant is perfect for people who love attention to detail and like to feel cosy (others might also say there are a few too many decorative objects scattered around). In the summer, a outdoor seating area beckons, offering a little more space and fresh air. For those who like to sample as much as they can, we recommend the Fusion Plate for Two. Ricardo Bistro is open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6 pm to 11:30 pm, and also on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11:30 am to 2 pm. You almost always need a reservation for the evenings. The telephone number is available at www.ricardoslokal.at.
Food from all over the world at “Domino”
The concept of the “Domino”, located in Lidmanskygasse, is rather unusual in many ways. To create this restaurant, a traditional Klagenfurt inn (which was clearly getting on in years) was “gently” upgraded; when perusing the menu one might sometimes ask whether what is being offered is still old-fashioned or already super-hip. Culinary delights from all over the world are on offer. A particularly delicious dish is the glass noodle or rice bowl, which combines different components in one bowl, which – surprisingly – taste really great when combined with each other. Domino also serves local dishes such as Kaiserschmarrn, which is extremely popular. The restaurant is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10 am to 11 pm, the prices are moderate and the prosecco is to die for. Visit the Facebook page for contact details and information “Café & Bistro Domino“.