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According to Wikipedia (and the nice customer I spoke to at the restaurant), Naschmarkt is actually Vienna’s most popular market.

Obviously, I am not currently in Vienna, Austria. I encountered another Naschmarkt. This Naschmarkt is a restaurant near school and it’s Austrian cuisine. 

I was looking for a place to eat on my first day upon moving in and I found this place along a very pleasant row of places. What dragged me in when I read the menu was spaetzle. 

I entered on a Tuesday night, relatively early, and it was already packed. That can only mean good things. 

I was seated at the bar and there was a nice couple there that suggested I ordered the goulash. I was thinking that or another one, but seeing as it was raining outside, I needed a good stew.


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Here’s that goulash. It came with a huge ass side dish of spaetzle. LOVE SPAETZLE. 

I paired it with 2005 Manor Cabernet Sauvignon. I was picking between that or a Pinot Noir and I was glad I chose the Cab sauv. It wasn’t a heavy cab sauv, but it was right for the goulash. It didn’t overpower the goulash and had mild tannins to support the dish. It gave the goulash some structure. I think the Pinot Noir would have drowned in the dish. 

I didn’t really order an appetizer because I was costing costs. Prior to that, I went shopping at Bed, Bath and Beyond to get my dorm stuff. I would be back though.

Luckily, that nice couple was interviewing me at the bar and they found out that I was starting the wine program at the nearby school. They were so impressed and excited that they decided to buy me a dessert, on the house.

They gave me a Salzberger nockerl which was a fluffy vanilla souffle with blueberry compote and Greek Yoghurt Ice Cream. 

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I was actually pretty stuffed but the dessert was light enough for me to finish and took away all the aftertaste from the goulash.


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The Greek yoghurt ice cream was terrific. It was tarty, but not like Red Mango. 

 

Visit the restaurant yourself here.

Nashcmarkt Restaurant

384 E. Campbell Ave. Campbell CA 95008 

408.378.0335 |

 

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