The longest reigning, Austro-Hungarian Emperor Franz
Josef enjoyed some fine drinks during his frequent
traveling on the rail.
Red Hungarian Wine
Pilsner Urquel Beer
A tip - selection of Hungarian Wine, and
French Cognac to go with Pilsner
Who was Franz Josef?
He was a ruler of the Austro-Hungarian Empire
for than 68 years, until his death in 1916. Born on August 18, 1830 and Coroneted in the Bohemian
City of Olomouc, (Czech Republic
the 1 December 1948. He was Crowned
a King of Hungary in 1867, in
to calm down growing problems
Since then, the Emperor run the
of Austria and Hungary.
He also proclaimed himself to be “The last
monarch of the old school!”
PLEASE DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE
Your drink tips from the Emperor!|
Drink Tips for you! Taken from the Emperor
Emperor’s Franz Josef’s personal valet always made sure that French Cognac, Red Hungarian Wine and Pilsner Urquel Beer were, always on hand.!When it came to drinks, Emperor Franz Josef was a Feinschmecker! Feinschmecker is a German expression for
Gourmet, a person who is an excellent
of fine food and drinks.When it came to food, he ate anything they
gave him.(From history archives, recorded during the
Emperor’s long span of the rail
Verbatim:“During Franz Josef’s short trips on the
rail in his saloon cars, he only
meals brought from various station
along the way.The kitchen and dining cars were used only
on a long official journey.
The reason was not just the Emperor’s notorious
thrift, but also his infamous reputation
to eat anything that was served.”
When it comes to the drinks, the Emperor
Franz Josef II, was a “Feinschmecker” or
a Gourmand of the best! “Court master saw to it directly that in
the Emperor’s saloon car there was always
a bottle of French cognac available, as well as a bottle of Hungarian red wine and a bottle of Munich, later than Pilsner beer. Since the time of his visit to Pilsen in
1874, the Emperor drank no other beer than Pilsner Urquell
(during the Emperor’s lunches beer was always
served with the soup).
When the Emperor Franz Josef tasted it first, he was pleased to remark:
“It is peculiar that no brewery has so far been able to make such a good beer. The breweries
at Schwechat and St.Marx have really invested
much effort into their brewing undertaking.”
So war es moglich, die Reisekosten zu minimieren-es
genugte nur entsprechenden Fahrkarten erster
Klasse zu bezahlen. Bei kleinen Reisen as
der Kaiser ausschliesslich die wahrend der
Reise aus den Bahnhofrestaurants gebrachten
der Kuchen- und Speisewagen wurden nur bei
grossen offizielle Reisen eingereiht.
Grund dazu war nicht nur die Sparsamkeit,
sondern auch die bekannte Unwahlsamkeit
des Kaiser was das Essen betrifft; er as
was ihm gebracht wurde. Es kam einmal vor, dass
der Kaiser in der Nacht ein Glas Cognac wunschte,
aber im ganzen Zug war kein Tropfen zu finden.
Von dieser Zeit an achtete der Hofkanzler
darauf, dass im Salonwagen des Kaisers
immer eine Flasche franzosischer Cognac,
eine Flasche ungarischer Rotwein und eine
Flasche Munchener, spater Pilsner Bier zur
Seit dem Besuch in Pilsen im Jahre 1874 trank
der Kaiser ausschliesslich Pilsner Bier
(beim kaiserlichen Mittagessen wurde Bier
immer zur Suppe serviert). Nach erster Probe bemerkte
er damals: Es ist kaum verstandlich, dass es
bisher keinem Brauhaus gelungen ist,
so gutes Bier zu brauen. Die Braushauser
in Schwechat und St.Marx haben sich hierbei
schon sehr viel bemuht.”
Do you feel like a Feinschmeker today?
Then go for it! Treat yourself as an Emperor. Try to find your desirable food (including
the one served in a railway restaurant, just
like to the Emperor), select any red Hungarian wine, choose from a variety of French Cognacs that are widely available, and take the
Pilsner Urquell beer with it! Then Bon Appetite. Enjoy it and fell like
an Emperor Franz Josef.
Let us know about your selection of food,
your pick of a red Hungarian
wine and French
Cognac. Do not forget that Pilsner Urquell beer goes well with any food!.
What was your Feinschmeker’s experience like?
We will read them all, sorry if we cannot
reply to everybody.