Culinary Delights in Graz
There are many reasons to visit Graz. From numerous cultural attractions, both historic and modern, to distinctions such as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage status, there is plenty to see and do. But the key to the city lies in unlocking its culinary treasures, which have earned it the title “Austria’s Culinary Capital”.
At the heart of Graz’s foodie movement is the Kaiser Josef Market. Beginning at 6 a.m., local farmers offer their produce out on the big market square, just behind Graz’s opera house. This is where most culinary tours through Graz start because you’ll find everything the region is famous for: cured meats, scarlet runner beans, pumpkin and pumpkin seed oil, crispy Graz lettuce and fresh farmer’s bread. If the aroma of fresh produce and prepared specialties makes you hungry, there are several small restaurants around the market that serve dishes prepared with this morning’s haul.
A special highlight on the culinary calendar of “Austria’s Culinary Capital” is The Long Table of Graz. For the price of one ticket, you can enjoy a gourmet meal served by Graz’s top restaurateurs at a lavishly set banquet table right on the city’s main square.
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