A spring full of culinary delights: 10 gourmet addresses for gourmets
From the new gourmet hotspot in Vorarlberg, to the exclusive Michelin-starred restaurant in Zurich: these addresses are not to be missed for a culinary break in spring.
February 27, 2022
Spring has arrived in the country and with the warm temperatures comes the appetite for gourmet travel. Reason enough to expand one's gourmet bucket list! From Zurich to Jenesien and from traditional cuisine to sushi creations: These 10 hotels score with relaxed moments of pleasure and excellent culinary delights for gourmets.
Schloss-Straße 19, 5322 Hof bei Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
In the heart of Salzburger Land and as one of the most stately hideaways in Austria, Schloss Fuschl entices guests with true culinary delights. The culinary highlight is, of course, the castle restaurant, where chef Johannes Fuchs - awarded 3 toques by Gault & Millau - serves a combination of Austrian and French cuisine. In the Schloss Fuschl Fishery, delicious fish specialties are served freshly caught during the warm months. The excellent cuisine is accompanied by 1400 different bottles of wine.
Dining at 3-course level at Schloss Fuschl ©Kirchgasser Photography
The Dolder Grand
Kurhausstrasse 65, 8032 Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Just 20 minutes from Zurich airport, the exclusive 5-star hotel, The Dolder Grand, awaits food-loving guests in the heart of Switzerland. In the elegant Saltz restaurant, designed by artist Rolf Sachs, guests can feast as they please. Honest, straightforward and regional, the cuisine here is accompanied by Swiss wines and rarities from Europe. Things get even more exquisite at The Restaurant, which has been awarded 2 Michelin stars. Unique and extraordinary creations from the cooking pot of chef Heiko Nieder are served in the evening as a 6- or 8-course menu - of course also with a matching wine accompaniment.
Dramatic interiors await at Saltz restaurant. ©The Dolder Grand
Alpenstern Panorama Hotel
Oberdamüls 191, 6884 Damüls, Vorarlberg, Austria
Recently, another culinary hotspot has been waiting at the Panoramahotel Alpenstern: the "Löffelspitze". Every Friday and Saturday, guests can look forward to an exclusive 8-course tasting menu created by the top culinary duo of host Peter Bischof and chef Sandro Abel. Unique to it: every 2nd course is accompanied by a cocktail from the hotel bar NOVUM - by head bartender Oliver Polzer. Optionally, the menu is also prepared vegetarian. The fine dining restaurant scores with a relaxed atmosphere, up to 15 guests can dine at the 6 tables. Those who don't want to venture into the unusual option of a cocktail accompaniment can opt for a classic wine accompaniment with rarities from the vinotheque. This is personally served by the two owners and certified sommeliers Maximilian and Corina Steinfeld.
Relaxed atmosphere and excellent cuisine: the "Löffelspitze" is the latest pleasure highlight at the Alpenstern Panoramahotel. ©MiaFeline/GOLDENFOX
Parkhotel Egerner Höfe
Aribostraße 19-26, 83700 Rottach-Egern, Bavaria, Germany
Idyllically situated on the shores of Lake Tegernsee, the Parkhotel Egerner Höfe is a true oasis of pleasure. The nature surrounding the elegant hotel invites you to stroll and explore during the day, or you can unwind in the Mangfall Spa. Culinary flights of fancy are promised by the gourmet restaurant Dichter, which can adorn itself with a Michelin star. Star chef Thomas Kellermann's restaurant serves delightful creations made from regional ingredients with an unusual twist.
Fine cuisine and relaxation await at the Parkhotel Egerner Höfe on Lake Tegern. ©Parkhotel Egerner Höfe
Gradonna Mountain Resort****s
Gradonna 1, 9981 Kals am Großglockner, Tyrol, Austria
At 1,350 meters above sea level the stylish Gradonna****s Mountain Resort awaits. Guests look forward to 42 chalets in the main house. One imagines oneself at the summit of enjoyment, if Haubenkoch Michael Karl and its team step up to work. Fresh ingredients from the region, East Tyrolean specialties, characterized by Mediterranean influence and combined with international ingredients are processed to tasty creations. The kitchen may be pleased about a hood and 11.5 Gault Millau points, which one tastes in the evening with the 5-course hood menu. Perfect for a pleasure trip at the foot of the highest mountain in Austria.
The ideal hideaway for the first spring vacation: Gradonna Mountain Resort****s. ©Gert Perauer
DAS EDELWEISS Salzburg Mountain Resort
Unterbergstraße 65, 5611 Großarl, Salzburg, Austria
With EDELWEISS Mountain Cuisine, DAS EDELWEISS Salzburg Mountain Resort presents itself as a true stronghold for gourmets. Fine dining delights with an exclusive 5-course menu await guests at PETRUS Fine Dining, while the Alpine Lounge brings salads and international as well as Austrian main dishes to the plate. Meat lovers will find another culinary highlight in the steak restaurant SIRLOIN Grill & Dine - open show kitchen with grill included. Wine connoisseurs will get their money's worth at the wine bar Kork & Gloria, which invites guests to taste fine wines at a gourmet table and houses an adjacent wine archive. Another newcomer to the resort is Laos-born top chef Alexis Savanx, who can look back on years of experience in Asian fusion cuisine in restaurants and luxury hotels around the world. In Weinbar, he puts his culinary skills to the test and treats his guests to fine sushi creations and seafood specialties such as oysters, caviar, and ceviche.
With its wide culinary selection, DAS EDELWEISS Salzburg Mountain Resort is a gourmet's Eldorado. ©DAS EDELWEISS Salzburg Mountain Resort
nature & Spa Hotel Lärchenhof
Geigenbühelstraße 203, 6100 Seefeld in Tirol, Tyrol, Austria
"The eye eats with you" - at the Natur & Spa Hotel Lärchenhof this statement is not only true on the plate, but also in the restaurant with a view over the picturesque Seefeld plateau. Chef Ronny Kirste attaches great importance to varied cuisine and conjures up tasty and wholesome creations with his training as an Ayurvedic chef. On Fridays, the traditional Tyrolean evening with local dishes attracts. Tip: Currently and until 20.03. guests can enjoy a 20% special when booking.
The cuisine at Natur & Spa Hotel Lärchenhof is tasty and wholesome. ©Nature & Spa Hotel Lärchenhof
Hotel Das Sonnenparadies
Verdinserstraße 41, 39017 Schenna, South Tyrol, Italy
Natural, tasty and regional: At Hotel Das Sonnenparadies, the kitchen focuses on the essentials. Traditional dishes are given a modern twist. In addition to South Tyrolean delicacies, Italian and international dishes are also served. Already in the morning guests start with a generous gourmet breakfast, in the evening a 5-course gourmet menu waits. The adult hotel also convinces with extensive wellness enjoyment in the 2.000m ² large sun Spa. Tip: In April, the hotel opens with a new concept and elegant luxury suites!
Feast with a view! The restaurant of the house scores with panoramic fronts. ©Hotel Sonnenparadies
The Central - Alpine. Luxury. Life
Auweg 3, 6450 Sölden, Tyrol, Austria
In the middle of Sölden, "Das Central" attracts guests to the Ötztaler Stube with excellent 3-course cuisine. Regional ingredients are processed here into a 4- or 6-course menu. From homemade bread to the in-house Pino 3000 - enjoyment and regionality go hand in hand here. In a cozy atmosphere, guests feast in the wooden parlor with the perfect wine accompaniment and, if desired, vegetarian. Those who want to go high up can also taste 2-hoods of pleasure in the ice Q at over 3,000 meters above sea level and marvel at the imposing mountain world during the Summit Dinner.
Fine dining in a rustic atmosphere awaits in the Ötztaler Stube. ©West
Hotel & Gasthof zum Hirschen
Schrann 9c, 39050 Jenesien, South Tyrol/Trentino, Italy
Jenesien, high above Bolzano, attracts not only the breathtaking view of the Dolomites, but also the Hotel & Gasthof zum Hirschen. As a member of "Südtiroler Gasthaus", the authentic South Tyrolean hospitality is still lived here. Special emphasis is also placed on the quality and regionality of the products. It's so successful that the Michelin Guide has awarded the "Weiberwirtschaft" twice in 2022: with the small Michelin star "BibGourmand" and the "Green Star" for sustainable cooking & management. Wonderful rooms, pool and spa are also there.