Konstantin Filippou (Vienna, Austria)
Konstantin Filippou is one of Vienna’s most upcoming restaurants. This restaurant is the first solo restaurant from Chef Konstantin Filippou and located in the business district of Vienna.
The interior of Konstantin Filippou is contemporary and intimate. Dark colours, minimal but artistic wall decorations and light elements set the atmosphere.
From just about every table, guests have the pleasure of watching the kitchen team creating culinary artworks. The Kitchen Table is the best spot in the house and is adjacent to the amuse preparation kitchen.
The separate Private Dining Room is an exclusive and cosy room and seats up to twenty guests.
Konstantin Alexander Filippou, born in Graz, Austria, is the son of a Greek father and an Austrian mother. He experienced multiculturalism and Mediterranean influences since his childhood.
The chef desires to reproduce the tastes and experiences he discovered throughout the years in Austria and the Mediterranean region. He gained experience in several restaurants in Austria, which include a highlight in the well-known Restaurant Steirereck in Vienna.
Chef Filippou’s cooking reflects his multicultural background and inspires him for a unique approach to food. He is a purist and his straightforward cuisine is characterized by an extreme passion for ingredients. What really matters in his approach is the essence of taste.
His tasting menu can be ordered in four or six courses. The chef always leaves a choice of main course and the menu prices vary each time, according to the chosen products. We visited the restaurant in March 2017 and enjoyed the six-course tasting menu:
A good example of this kitchen philosophy is the Norwegian grilled langoustine with a crumble of txogitxu beef, Cochayuyo seaweed and a lemon jelly. Pure, intense and well balanced.
The preparation with Mieral Pigeon is inspired by the chef his visits to the Marrakech markets. This dish brings a beautiful piece of pigeon, combined with pieces of filo pastry, eggplant, many spices, and a pigeon confit. Powerful, refined and delicious.
The Wines & service
Sommelier Timo Muliar managed to create a wine selection with not only excellent natural wines, but also a great selection of classical wines. It is not easy to create a wine pairing menu that includes extreme nature wines and more classical references, but at Konstantin Filippou, it is done as it should be. An extremely friendly team creates the true ‘home away from home’ feeling.
The “Belgian Taste Buds” Experience
Restaurant Konstantin Filippou is a unique restaurant that excels in purity by combining local, Austrian flavours with Mediterranean cooking. The focus on the essence of the product and a remarkable wine pairing are some of the highlights here. A true discovery in Vienna!
Belgian Taste Buds:
- Food Buds 8.5/10
- Wine Pairing Buds 9/10
- Price/Quality Buds 8.5/10
- Service Buds 8/10
- Experience Buds 8/10
Restaurant Konstantin Filippou
Phone: +43 1 51 22 229
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