Video: A Rum-Punch Doughnut Hole at Vienna’s Black Camel

Rick Steves and Johann Georg Gensbichler
Maître d’ Johann Georg Gensbichler took me under his sideburns at The Black Camel.

My favorite dress-up restaurant in Vienna just got better and less expensive. Here’s a look at the Black Camel Restaurant (Zum Schwarzen Kameel) — which is now the Black Camel Bistro. I was working through my night’s list of restaurants to check for my Vienna guidebook, with about 12 visits down and three to go, when I was seduced into a chair by the fun energy of this place. On my last visit, it was a fancy restaurant with an affordable bistro tucked into a corner. Now the bistro dominates, and the fancy restaurant is tucked into the back. Join me in this clip as I discover a new wine and learn how a rum-punch pastry, pink on the outside and brown on the inside, has some very interesting political connotations.

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