Vienna. The Vienna Cafe Owners Ball, one of the season’s leading events, is a perfect combination of elegance and gaiety.  On 17 February 2017, the imperial rooms of Hofburg Palace in Vienna will be transformed once again into the world’s most beautiful cafe. The theme of the ball, “A Trait d’Union Anniversary”, retraces its history from the year of its founding to the present and revives traditions that have been lovingly and passionately handed down by families for generations.  For the fourth consecutive year, the exclusive Hausbrandt brand will be one of the ball’s main sponsors. For the occasion the Zanetti family, which owns the brand, has invited Markus Altrichter, the “Most Innovative Bartender of 2016” (Falstaff), to create an exclusive cocktail to celebrate the anniversary of the ball. The cocktail is made with Prosecco Case Bianche Prosecco Sup. Extra Dry.

New Organizing Committee

From father to daughter – this year, a new generation takes charge of directing the ball. Anna Karnitscher will be responsible for directing organization of the ball. As daughter of Ernst Weidinger of Cafe Weidinger, who founded the ball in 1956, she is aware of the importance of this legacy:  “I am proud to continue the cultural and intangible heritage of the Viennese cafe and the tradition of the ball”, stated Mrs. Karnitscher. She will be assisted by Christina Hummel of Cafe Hummel, who is President of the Vienna Cafe Owners Association, and Nicole Hostnik of Cafe Bräunerhof, who is also following in her father’s footsteps.