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Guttenbrunner Announces New a Swarovski Store

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Kurt Guttenbrunner, the chef behind respected New York restaurants Wallse, Cafe Sabarsky, and Blaue Gans, wine bar the Upholstery Store, and less popular Beer Garden at the Standard has a new project. And it's weird!

Per a press release, we learn that the Austrian chef is opening a cafe inside the Swarovski Crystallized Boutique in Soho. It will be called Café Kristall! The restaurant will serve breakfast, lunch, and "light fare" along with a string of desserts. The cuisine, like at Guttenbrunner's other restaurants, will be Central European.

He says of the project, "I admire what Swarovski inspires. The creativity that comes through their crystals is incorporated into so many genres from the fashion industry, to interior design, even the art world. I find it an exciting opportunity to compliment this creativity with a superior hospitality and culinary experience." Huh. For the record, his people tell Eater that Guttenbrunner owns the restaurant, that he is not just a hired consultant. It soft opens on November 5, officially on November 15.


Octopus Carpaccio with black olives and limes

Yellowtail with avocado, tomatoes and spicy marinade

Red beet terrine with horseradish mousse and organic greens

Baby spinach salad with mandarin-ginger-marinade

Caesar salad with slow cooked egg and crispy parmesan

Crabmeat with marinated fennel and tomato vinaigrette


Wild mushroom soup with “Tiroler Speckknödel”

Spicy goulash soup with potatoes

Chicken consommé with semolina dumplings



Biscuit cuillere, strawberry and champagne mousse, strawberry compote

Apple Strudel

Apples, walnuts, rum and schlag


Classic Viennese chocolate cake


Quark cheesecake mousse, poached pears, vanilla biscuit, white chocolate décor


Sphere of dark chocolate mousse, nougat parfait, pistachios, chocolate streusel


Sable cookie, frangipane, seasonal fruit


Almond biscuit, vanilla cream, almond macarons

Exotische Fruchttorte

Coconut dacquoise, passion fruit cream, exotic fruit mousse

COOKIES, $2.50
Macarons Almond cookies with various fillings
Linzeraugen Hazelnut sable cookies with raspberry jam
Florentiner Citrus and nut caramel cookies with chocolate

· All Coverage of Kurt Guttenbrunner [~ENY~]

Cafe Kristall

499 Broadway, New York, NY

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