This series of hyper-specialized dishes celebrates the unchanging nature of classic Viennese coffee house food. The elements are fixed and the presentation embraces that. With a wink, the plates time-freeze the status quo of this actually fast food and thereby ensure its cultural longevity. They actively resist all pressures of innovation and originality and transform a ritual and a menu into stable objects of material culture. Thus they carry over traditional food norms into the future. Even when empty you can feel the echo of their purpose.