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Philharmoniker Str. 4, 1010 Vienna

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A summer’s evening in 1832. The Austrian Prince Klemens Wenzel von Metternich is hosting a dinner. Unfortunately, the head chef has taken ill. In the kitchen, there is only 16-year-old Franz Sacher, a second-year apprentice. “Do not embarrass me, that is all I ask,” the Prince tells Franz. The young chef does not disappoint. That evening, he serves a delicate chocolate sponge cake, spread with a thin layer of apricot marmalade and covered in chocolate. Sound familiar? Franz had just invented one of Vienna’s most well known cakes: the sachertorte. A treat that you must go try at the prestigious Café Sacher, of course. Philharmoniker Str. 4, 1010 Wien, Austria
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