Having a traditional Austrian chocolate cake delivered to your door by a bellhop worthy of a Wes Anderson movie is an ideal way to kick off Valentine’s Day celebrations but it is also a unique initiative one traditional purveyor has undertaking in a bid to mitigate the effects of the Covid-19 lockdown in Vienna.

“This year the Sachertorte would be the perfect present for Valentine’s Day,” Andreas Keese, manager of Vienna’s Hotel Sacher, tells Efe in a dining room that would normally be packed with guests. EFE-EPA