Vienna Restaurant & Historic Inn offers topnotch hospitality-as-lifestyle restaurant and inn, in a charming New England village.
When husband and wife team Jonathan and Lisa Krach (rhymes with “Bach”) bought the property at 14 South Street in Southbridge, Massachusetts, the bank didn't’t “get” their concept for a place that welcomed guests with an old-world European feel and cuisine to match. Five years later, this convivial inn is one of the principal reasons why guests should visit the central Massachusetts village. The main dining rooms, done in dark walls and white woodwork, are outfitted with vintage chandeliers and working fireplaces. Entrees prepared by küchenmeister Jonathan and served by hostess Lisa range from "lollipop" lamb chops cooked to pink perfection, to seared Nantucket scallops on a plate of citrus beurre blanc and Atlantic cod done in olive oil, garlic, fresh tomatoes and herbs. Traditional German dishes include plump Austrian veal and pork sausages and potato dumplings served in a brown sauce with a hint of horseradish. From the inn's wine cellar, holding over 1000 bottles and 100 different labels, you might sample a 2005 Huber Hugo Grüner Veltliner or a Rosenblum 2004 Petite Syrah. We suggest ending your meal with the butter crème-layered cherry marzipan or the chocolate hazelnut torte. Be sure and try the tequila-honey-lemon ice digestif, a specialty of the house.
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