The Limited Edition of the Imperial Torte WIENER KAFFEE seduces one into the traditional coffee house culture in Vienna: lightly whipped chocolate buttercream melts with the tart aroma of the Arabica bean – embedded in six crispy layers of almond leaves. Wrapped in finest marzipan, the delicacy becomes the perfect fusion of sweet and tart
The Belvedere in Vienna is one of the oldest museums in the world. It’s a World Heritage Sight, a baroque jewel and houses the world’s largest Gustav Klimt painting collection, including the main work THE KISS, which Klimt completed in 1909. Like many artists, intellectuals and literary figures, Klimt (1862-1918) was also a lover of Viennese coffee house culture and adored sweet delicacies. Cafés, such as the Café Imperial Wien were considered the meeting point for sociable, artistic and pleasurable life.
Once the private residence of Duke Philipp of Württemberg, this magnificent palais turned into Hotel Imperial Vienna on the occasion of the World’s Fair in 1873.
According to legend, the Imperial Torte Vienna has been created from the Imperial Hotel’s young kitchen servant Xaver Loibner in occasion of the grand opening of the Hotel Imperial in 1873. Since then, the unique Viennese confection in typical quadratic shape, is handmade in great passion by masters of the Hotel. Once, created to emperor Franz Josef I, this unique Austrian chocolate almond cake represents the tradition and culture of Vienna and delights people all over the world.