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Authentic Austrian Restaurant Opened in Los Angeles


On February 27, 2012 the restaurant Bierbeisl, which serves authentic Austrian cuisine, opened in Los Angeles. Bernhard Mairinger, an Austrian who lives in Los Angeles, tries to bring the Taste of Austria to the U.S.. It is the only restaurant in the L.A. area where you can find original Austrian cuisine and indulge in special treats like Kaiserschmarren or Apfelstrudel. Furthermore, it features some of Austria’s exquisite beers and Austrian Schnapps produced from the finest fruits harvested by Austria’s farmers. Wine lovers will be given the opportunity to taste delicious wines from Austria’s most famous wine regions. Apart from delicious food and drinks, the restaurant will also give you a glimpse of Austrian traditions such as the famous Stammtisch. For detailed information visit www.bierbeisl-la.com. Stop by to enjoy delicious Austrian food in Los Angeles. Prost und Mahlzeit!

U.S. Biz Award

For the second year in a row, the Austrian Trade Commission in Los Angeles presented the “U.S.-Biz Award,” the Economy-Oscar for Austrian companies particularly successful in the U.S.. The "U.S.-Biz Award 2012" was awarded for the following categories: Start Up, Market Entry, Trendsetter, Innovation, Investment and Spectacular Achievements. "Austrian companies distinguish themselves in the U.S. through their innovation and entrepreneurship. Often they are market-leaders in technology niche-markets," says Rudolf Thaler, Austrian Trade Commissioner in Los Angeles. The United States are the biggest overseas-market for Austria, the third-biggest importer of Austrian products worldwide and an attractive investment location. The awards for Austrian success-stories in the USA are meant to encourage pioneering companies to enter the U.S.- Market with its 307 million consumers.

Austrian Ambassador Addresses Journalists from the National Press Club

Austrian Ambassador to the United States Hans Peter Manz received journalists from the National Press Club in Washington D.C. at his residence on April 3, 2012 to discuss recent events and the European Union’s role on the international stage today.

Advantage Austria co-hosts Reception with the World Bank’s Managing Director

On March 1, 2012 Advantage Austria’s Washington D.C. office in cooperation with the German Representative of Industry+Trade (RGIT) and the Royal Danish Embassy invited to a joint reception in the official residence of the Danish Ambassador, Peter Taksøe- Jensen in Washington DC. Guest of Honour was Dr. Mahmoud Mohieldin, Managing Director of The World Bank.This event was a prelude to a symposium held on March 2 at the World Bank entitled “Smarter Solutions for Renewables and Energy Efficiency: A European Perspective.”, which attracted more than 100 experts from the World Bank Group, the Inter- American Development Bank as well as a number of U.S. Government agencies and NGO’s.

Chef/owner Bernhard Mairinger serves his guests authentic Austrian cuisine in California SPRING 2012│ 4 From Austria, Alpine Bau, Andritz Hydro, GE Jenbacher, S.O.L.I.D. and ILF Consulting Engineers presented a private sector perspective on best practices for implementing energy solutions in developing countries. In all, 13 companies from Austria, Germany and Denmark offered their views on how to engage the private sector as a key partner in promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency on a global scale.

Music from Budapest, Prague and Vienna – Kennedy Center

On February 25, 2012 the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. began a month-long celebration of some of the major highlights in classical music history. The Music from Budapest, Prague and Vienna festival offered the audience the extraordinary opportunity to enjoy concerts featuring a fine selection of the most famous classical composers. Pieces of Mozart, Dvořák, Liszt and many others were performed by the outstanding musicians of most notably the Washington National Opera Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition to a taste of Europe’s finest music, the event also offered a multi-faceted supporting program – from Polka lessons and theatrical performances to hands-on-cooking classes and various lectures. The festival concluded its successful run with a performance of the Fortas Chamber Music Concert by Prague's Eben Trio on March 29.

Professor Pabisch Receives the Austrian Cross of Honor for Science and Art, first class

On February 2, 2012 Professor Emeritus of German, Literature & Studies at the University of New Mexico, Peter Karl Pabisch was honored with the Austrian Cross of Honor for Science and Art, first class. The medal was presented by the Consul General of Austria in Los Angeles, Karin Proidl, who highlighted Professor Pabisch’s extensive academic and cultural work of the last 40 plus years. In her speech Consul General Proidl called the professor a “precious gem” to the very close relations between Austria and the United States. Peter Karl Pabisch is the co-founder of the German Summer School of New Mexico and the founder of the Atlantic Bridge on the Camino Real, which both promote international academic relationships and student exchange programs. Professor Pabisch also recently received the prestigious Robert L. Kahn Prize 2012 for poetry in German which is awarded by the Society for Contemporary American Literature in German. Mr. Pabisch has also been a regular and highly valued contributor to our magazine. The team of Austrian Information would like to use this opportunity to thank him for his dedication and congratulate him for his outstanding achievements.