Monthly Archives: February 2012

Bacon Wrapped Turkey Medallions on Veltliner Wine Risotto with Green Onions and Carrot Flowers – Putenmedaillion im Speckmantel auf Jungzwiebel-Veltlinerrisotto und Karottenblumen

Restaurant Silberberg. A-6130 Schwaz · Alte Landstraße 1

Four plump turkey medallions, wrapped in a thin layer of lightly crisp mouthwatering bacon, uniformly line the middle. Risotto, infused with Austrian Veltliner white wine, provides a lush base for the poultry. Cranberry sauce wildly runs parallel to the main dish while two carrot sticks stand guard on both sides of the starch. A lone orange slice sits at the bottom. Finely chopped herbs add a dazzling finish. Continue reading

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Hunter Noodles with Mushrooms, Bacon, and Eggs – Jägernudeln mit Pilzen, Speck und Eier

Gasthof Hotel Post. A-6261 Strass im Zillertal · Oberdorf 6

A fair portion of Tagliatelle pasta sits coiled up in the center of the plate; sliced button mushrooms and diced bacon hidden between the noodle curls and coils. A liberal amount of grated Parmesan cheese sits on top of the pasta heap, slowly melting under the steam and warmth of the dish. Directly next to the dairy, a lone cherry tomato and parsley sprig sit as garnish. Continue reading

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Mango Kulfi: Indian Mango Ice Cream with Pistachios, Cocoa and Chocolate Sauce – Mango Kulfi: Halbgefrorenes von der Mango, Pistazien, Kakoa und Schokoladensauce

Madhuban. A-6020 Innsbruck· Templstrasse 2

Mango kulfi is a refreshing and frosty way to end your Indian culinary adventure. Although it is rather unfitting for the current cold, wintry conditions, the mango frozen dessert is a delectable treat that will surely cool you down after eating a spicy meal. Continue reading

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Murgh Tikka Masala: Tandoori Chicken Medallions in a Creamy Butter-Tomato Sauce (with Basmati Rice) – Murgh Tikka Masala: Knallrot marinierte Hühnermedaillons aus dem Tandoor-Ofen in cremiger Butter-Tomatensauce

Madhuban. A-6020 Innsbruck· Templstrasse 2

Five pieces of boneless, skinless chicken breasts lounge comfortably in a dim red-orange sauce. The dark serving vessel is hot to the touch; steam rises into the casual, lunchtime atmosphere. A dollop of cream sits unperturbed on one side of the pan, strips of fragrant ginger and diced tomatoes lying on the frothy bed. A lone green parsley leaf complements the red hue in the dish. It’s the Chicken Tikka Masala dish at Madhuban and it’s quite the entrée! Continue reading

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Mango Sweet Sticky Rice with Coconut Milk and Nuts – Kao Niau Muun Mamuang

NOI – Orginal Thaiküche. A-6020 Innsbruck· Kaiserjägerstrasse 1

Although Thai cuisine isn’t particularly known for its line of desserts, there are typically a few sweet items included on menus in Thai restaurants. Generally, though, many people are so overwhelmed by the appetizers, soups, and main courses that they have little capacity for dessert. But mango sticky rice is a classic Thai staple that everyone should save room for! Continue reading

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Rad Nah: Rice Noodles with Chicken and Vegetables in a Gravy Sauce – Rad Nah: Reisnudeln mit Broccoli, Karfiol, Karotten und Hühnerfleisch in würziger Sauce in der Originalschüssel

NOI – Orginal Thaiküche. A-6020 Innsbruck· Kaiserjägerstrasse 1

Rad Na is a relatively common (and popular) Thai-Chinese dish consisting of wide rice noodles, meat (usually chicken or beef), and vegetables (typically Chinese broccoli). The dish requires only a small number of ingredients, a limited amount of preparation, and fairly short cooking times. Despite the apparent simplicity, however, it is difficult to find delicious Rad Na in restaurants as each cook does it differently. Does NOI succeed in capturing the essence and flavor of traditional Rad Na? Continue reading

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Chicken Curry Masala on Lemon Basmati Rice – Chicken Curry Marsala mit Zitronen-Basmatireis

Hotel Schick: Schick Life Ayurveda & Yoga Resort. A-6344 Walchsee· Johannesstraße 1

Located near the German-Austrian border, Hotel Schick offers a unique experience to guests visiting the Walchsee Lake. More precisely, this hotel offers Ayurveda treatment – a traditional Indian massage technique that helps relieve stress and promotes harmony with nature. The resort, nestled deeply in a densely forested area, is an unexpected find in a region dominated by traditional German hotels and resorts. To discover influences of East Asian culture in such a remote region is certainly suggestive of the increasing globalization in our world. This Indian influence does not end with the spa treatments in the resort – it plays a role in the hotel restaurant, where you can find a very limited number of Ayurveda-Indian culinary dishes featured in the menu. The hotel smartly employs an Indian cook to provide an authentic Indian touch. Chicken curry masala happens to be one of the items on the menu. Continue reading

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Turkey Medallions Parisian-Style with Green Pea Rice and Cranberry Sauce – Putenmedallion “Pariser Art” mit Erbsenreis und Preiselbeeren

Klostergasthof. A-6134 Fiecht · Fiecht 5

Parisian-style basically involves the same process of preparing a traditional schnitzel, but leaving the breadcrumbs out. This means that the meat is only coated with flour and egg (beaten egg) before it is fried. The end result is meat pieces that are battered and covered in a thin egg crust. These pieces are nicely crisp at the edges. Continue reading

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Ham and Cream Spätzle with Green Salad – Schinkenrahmspätzle mit grünem Salat

Restaurant Silberberg. A-6130 Schwaz · Alte Landstraße 1

A lavish mound of yellow colored, horn shaped pieces sit in the mouth of the white ceramic canvas. Between the odd forms sit squares of pink. A dollop of white fluff sits delicately on top, slowly melting down the slopes of the hill. Tiny green fragments are sprinkled all around, adding to the landscape. A beautifully cut ring of orange sits comfortably on the side. No, it’s not a masterpiece sculpture – it’s just the ham and cream spätzle dish at Restaurant Silberberg. Continue reading

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McDonald’s Panna Cotta

McDonald‘s. A-6130 Vomp · Industriestrasse 7

McDonald’s Austria never ceases to amaze. Another addition to their line of desserts includes an Italian favorite – panna cotta. It makes sense because the Austrian-Italian border is only about an hour away. But how can a fast food chain serve up such an eloquent dessert? Well, the answer is simple – the desserts are prepackaged and produced by Solo Italia. Continue reading

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