The legend of the origin of the Imperial Torte Vienna 1873
The year is 1873, and the Worlds Fair is just about to open in Vienna. The city is filled with an excitement and energy that holds people in its spell, especially Xavier Loibner, a young scullion at the Hotel Imperial.
During the night of 28 April 1873 he lies awake for a long time, preoccupied with a single idea:
to bake the perfect cake for Emperor Franz Joseph I, who is due to open the luxurious Hotel Imperial the next day.