A teenager named Sacher created a famous Torte

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A couple years back I had this Torte at the original Sacher Hotel Cafe while in Vienna. This cake has an interesting history. Prince Metternich of Austria asked his court kitchen to create a special dessert for a reception in 1832

Sacher Torte, Vienna

The chef was sick that day, so the 16-year-old apprentice Franz Sacher (1816-1907) dreamed something up: and thus the original Sacher-Torte was born

On our last visit to Vienna we went inside the Sacher Cafe and Hotel. There we had the original Sacher Torte

Sacher Hotel, Vienna

Our Table is set for a special afternoon coffee, eating a Sacher Torte with our friends in Vienna

Hotel Sacher Cafe, Vienna, by Wikimedia
Hotel Sacher Cafe (by Wikimedia)
Sacher Hotel Vienna
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