Mozart’s

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Interviewees: Anand Saha, owner and Janelle May (not pictured)
Location: 4784 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43214
 

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Anand Saha, owner


 
Q | What are the most popular items on your menu? Why?
A | Mozart’s offers many menu options, from savory strudels to amazing omelets and much more. We are known best for the decadent confections that can be found in our pastry case. The most popular pastry is our signature Marzipan Peach, a light pastry filled with peach buttercream and European red raspberry preserves, wrapped in almond marzipan and decorated to look like a small peach. They are as beautiful as they are delicious.
 
Q | Are there any items NOT on your menu that are staff favorites (that you’d be willing to serve up to any customer who asked)?
A | No, because we make all of our items available to customers! If our staff creates a great new recipe, it is likely to find a home in our pastry case or featured as a special so that everyone can enjoy it!
 
Q | Your website says that you’re a restaurant, bakery, and piano cafe. Tell us about that last part – is there live piano?
A | Mozart’s house pianist Mark Werling has been with us for a number of years. He performs daily during lunch (11am to 3pm) and dinner service (6pm to 9pm). Mark has a great repertoire of classical, jazz, and popular music.
 
Q | You feature an Afternoon Tea Service. What does that entail?
A | Our Afternoon Tea Service features a pot of loose leaf tea accompanied by three courses of food. We start with freshly-baked European scones, served with Devonshire cream and fruit preserves. Each guest then receives a plate of six savory canapés, including smoked salmon with cream cheese and capers, toasted Provolone with basil-walnut pesto and fresh tomato on whole grain bread, and a traditional cucumber and dill sandwich. Our Afternoon Tea Service finishes with a Marzipan Peach, chocolate petit four, and a European tea cookie for each guest. It offers a great opportunity to take a break from the fast pace of everyday life and enjoy great food in the company of friends and family. Afternoon Tea is available by reservation Tuesday – Sunday from 2-4pm.
 
Q | What is Vienna Ice?
A | Mozart’s adopted the “Vienna Ice” name when we began making gelato and ice cream a few years ago.  It is a playful variation on “Vienna Eis Kaffe,” a delicious Austrian dessert of iced coffee over two scoops of vanilla gelato topped with whipped cream.
 
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Salzburg Chicken Strudel: a delicate strudel pastry with chicken, smoked ham, Portobello mushrooms, and Hunter sauce, served with a garden salad.


 
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Mozart’s famous Marzipan confections! (l-r: potato, pumpkin, peach)


 
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Marzipan Penguin


 
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Marzipan Swan


 
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…and Marzipan Piggies!


 
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What a beautiful case of delectable treats!


 
What exactly is Marzipan? According to Wikipedia, “Marzipan is a confection consisting primarily of sugar or honey and almond meal, sometimes augmented with almond oil or extract.” Sign me up!
 

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