Apple and Cheese Dumplings

The black Kameel restaurant in the first district of Vienna has been around for quite a while. The restaurant, called Zum Schwarzen Kameel by the locals, had entertained some famous diners, amongst them the 18th century composer Ludwig van Beethoven. Though the establishment’s sign is engraved with a camel’s portrait, the restaurant is actually named after its original owner, Johan Baptist Cameel, which bought the building and opened a food and spices shop in 1618. The years passed, and today’s diners can enjoy the fine cuisine of chef Alfred Kaiser, such as his apple ricotta dumplings.