COP - Collection of Produce

It’s not unusual for a restaurant to flaunt its produce suppliers on the menu but often this is pure marketing gimmick. Not so with COP - Collection of Produce, a casually elegant restaurant in Vienna's city center (District 1) where seasonal ingredients do take center stage. In the summer, flavorful plates of crunchy baby corn, charred broccoli, and heirloom tomatoes were fighting for attention with the roasted bone marrow and crispy Duroc pork. The concept is shared plates – of course (blame the zeitgeist, not the restaurant).

Inside, tall gray-plastered walls sync with the marble-topped tables (no tablecloths); blond Thonet chairs with cane seats and bentwood frames provide eye candy; red cushy banquettes dial up the energy. COP is part of Neni, a well-oiled international restaurant group based in Vienna. Plan on shelling out about €70 per person, with a drink included.

To remain unbiased, I visit all places incognito and pay for my own meals and drinks. If you're enjoying this article, please consider supporting me by making a one-time payment (PayPal, Venmo).