Watercolor and acrylic paintings by Josef Frank are featured in an exhibition called “Blossoming” at the architecturally stunning Stift Melk abbey in Melk, Austria, outside Vienna.
Among featured works is this vineyard depiction.
Another reason for wine lovers to visit the Benedictine abbey: It sells Stift Melk-labeled wines that make nice souvenirs.
The exhibition continues through Feb. 28, and you can get additional information here: http://www.stiftmelk.at/englisch/index.html
Of course, no visit to Austria is complete without devoting at least one meal to one of that country’s signature dishes: wiener schnitzel. That was the topic of one of our recent blogs, and in case you missed it, you can read it here: http://blog.vinesse.com/2015/01/12/the-perfect-wines-for-the-perfect-schnitzel/
By the way, you don’t have to go to Vienna for a fairly authentic schnitzel experience. In the California ski resort of Mammoth, Austria Hof Restaurant & Bar offers a tasty rendition of the Austrian classic.
Other main course options include jaegerschnitzel, sauerbraten, and a sausage sampler plate.
Want to bring your own wine? The corkage fee is $15 per bottle.
For reservations, call 760-934-2764.