A Venetian New Year’s Eve dinner

I hope you all had a great start to 2013!

Did you have a fun celebration on New Year’s Eve? A lavish dinner? A few glasses of Champagne?

As I mentioned in a post I published two days ago, I celebrated New Year’s Eve at my favorite vegetarian restaurant in Vienna: Tian.

Tian is a fine-dining restaurant in Vienna’s inner district and is open from Monday to Saturday for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I went there a few times during my one-year stay in the Austrian capital, and was very happy to be back for a nine-course Venetian dinner to celebrate what has been an amazing year!

Tian

Tian

My (non-veggie) friend and I arrived at 7:30 pm and were greeted with a tasty lemon aperitif.

Tian

There was also some finger food to start the evening with. I tried the pumpernickel bread with Cheddar cheese and butter, as well as the avocado crostini.

Tian

Tian

And then it was time to take a seat at our table, as dinner was about to be served. We ordered two glasses of Foradori red wine.

Tian

One — Cauliflower crème brûlée

Tian

Two — Pumpkin, blueberries, and vegetables

Tian

Three — Potato salad 2.1

Tian

Four — Waldorf salad with celery soup

Tian

Five — White polenta

Tian

Six — Grapefruit and gin sorbet

Tian

Seven — Winter forest with truffles

Tian

Eight — Chicory with goat cheese and Perigord truffle

Tian

Nine — Coffee amaretti with passion fruit

Tian

As we were about to leave, the waiter brought over a goodbye treat to our table: Kir Royale and awesomely delicious chocolate pralines.

Tian

I had a very nice evening and really enjoyed the food. One of my new year’s resolutions is to cook more creative dishes at home, and the meal at Tian gave me a few good ideas… I will keep you all posted!

Happy new year!

18 responses to “A Venetian New Year’s Eve dinner

  1. A very Happy New Year to you! The meal looks exquisite! What interesting food combinations…. I love the grapefruit gin combo, for instance. I just might try that in a cocktail!

  2. Wow! What an amazing meal! I love those lingering multi course dining experiences…. so nice, especially on New Years! I personally hung around the house in my fluffy Christmas bathrobe and woke Paul to ring in the new year but wish I’d done something more like this!

  3. OMG I’m pre-dinner looking at this.. That polenta, those truffles… Hmmm. And people have the nerve to ask vegetarians what we eat. 😉 We’ll definitely have to dine together in Toronto! Happy foodie travels in 2013. 🙂

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