Tian is a vegetarian Fine Dining restaurant in Vienna. And in fact this vegetarian Fine Dining tempted us to try their eight-course lunch tasting menu. Chef @paul_ivic is able to impress with his artistic dishes. Tian was awarded the star of the guide @michelinguide and three toques of the guide Gault & Millau.
Crisp bread/rolls/butter/olive oil and rapeseed oil
We liked the modern way of serving bread. The vials contained various olive oils as well as rapeseed oil and salt. The butter was arranged in a rose shape and the rolls were still warm. 4 eggplants.
First Amuse-bouche was served along with the bread. It was Brussels sprouts, in the leaves of which a mini brussels sprouts salad was hidden. 3 eggplants.
A wonderful, small donut with onion filling and onion chips was served with Brussels sprouts. 4 eggplants.
The first time we had the opportunity to eat the crosne and it was very good. Great composition of flavors and textures. 4 eggplants.
Red meat/red emmalie/radicchio
Another beautiful dish. Both the description of the dish and the presentation resembled a traditional tartare, but of course it was made from only vegetables. 3 eggplants.
Red corn/white corn/hogweed
Hogweed soup was also eaten by us for the first time and was excellent. An amazing soup was so aromatic and delicious that we would like to eat a whole pot of it. 5 eggplants.
As an addition to the soup the corn chips were served.
A very celery dish. It consisted of two parts: main dish and salads. 3 eggplants.
Vegetable salad with celery.
Yes! It was a brilliant course. Finally we were able to eat a dish with white truffle and it was perfect. Nothing dominated the taste and smell of truffles. Just as we love. The sauce further enhanced this taste. We already miss this pasta. The Happy Eggplant badge is surely well deserved. 5 eggplants.
Cookie & pear
Beautifully served intermezzo. Cool ice cream, foam and a crunchy cookie. 4 eggplants.
Jerusalem artichoke/khorasan wheat/sorrel
The main course also consisted of two parts. The first part, finished at the table with a beautiful golden sauce. 3 eggplants.
The second part of the main course, i.e. crispy, delicate chips.
Schlossberger/parsley root/coffee grounds
Crunchy dish, composed of chopped parsley root and cheese slices. 3 eggplants.
Red rice pudding/red & yellow beet
A delicate and creamy pudding. Beautifully served. 4 eggplants.
Sunny side up/coconut/mango/IPA
It was one of the very few desserts that I ate entirely with taste. A perfect dessert for me. And this is because the interior was filled with condensed, bitter IPA beer, which perfectly broke the sweetness of the other parts of the dessert. It also looks phenomenal and sunny. For this beautiful and perfect dessert, the Degustująca Istota gladly awards with the Happy Eggplant badge. 5 eggplants.
What a fascinating experience. It turned out that Vegetable Fine Dining can be unusual and above all very beautiful, at least in the Tian restaurant. Served dishes are art on the plate. We could try many new flavors and plants that we have never tried anywhere else.
At the end we were treated with some beautiful petit fours.
The Degustująca Istota for a beautiful lunch entitled “A Walk Through the Vegetable Garden” gives the Tian Restaurant the Happy Eggplant badge.
Tian restaurant receives: 245/250!
Link to the restaurant Tian
Address: Himmelpfortgasse 23 1010 Vienna, Austria
Title picture: Red meat