Monthly Archives: February 2013

Mohr im Hemd mit Schokosauce, Vanilleeis und Schlagsahne

Hotel Café Central. A-6020 Innsbruck · Gilmstraße 5

Mohr im Hemd is an incredibly decadent Austrian chocolate cake pudding. It’s a classical Viennese coffee house treat, which makes sense because its richness clearly matches the opulence, elegance and sophistication found inside such a locale. With its traditional ambiance, what better place to try this dessert than Café Central in Innsbruck! Continue reading

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‘Feuerwehr’ Kuchen

Gasthof Marschall. A-6135 Stans · Oberdorf 201

‘Feuerwehr Kuchen’ translates to ‘fire department cake’ – a peculiar name for a dessert. Perhaps this cake was invented by someone working for the fire brigade. Maybe it’s the red hue lining the sweet treat, conjuring up images of a fire truck. Or it could also be due to the fact that this one-of-a-kind creation is so irresistible and delectable that people need to urgently try it – just like when there’s an emergency. Whatever the reason, the Feuerwehr Kuchen is truly a unique cake. Continue reading

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Pork Ribs with Cabbage Salad and Garlic Bread – Frische Ripperl mit Krautsalat und Knoblauchbrot

Restaurant Silberberg. A-6130 Schwaz · Alte Landstraße 1

Germans and Austrians are known for their relatively high consumption of pork. Whether it’s pork sausages, pork roast, bacon or schnitzels, people living in these German-speaking regions love their pig meat. With all of this affection for pork products, it is a wonder why pork ribs aren’t typically featured on restaurant menus. After all, gnawing down on spare ribs is not only a fun and active way of eating but ribs themselves are delicious and juicy when done right. Wonder no more, though – Restaurant Silberberg rolls out a new dish today featuring slabs of pork ribs served with enjoyable kraut salad and fragrant garlic bread. Continue reading

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Tourism School Showcase – 19 February 2013

Gemüsecremesuppe mit gerösteten Weißbrotwürfel · Glacierter Kalbsbraten in Rosmarinjus mit Erbsenreis / Vegetarische Pizzaschnitte mit Salat · Brandteigkrapfen Continue reading

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Beef Goulash with Rice and Mixed Salad – Rindsgulasch mit Reis und gemischtem Salat

Gasthof Knapp. A-6261 Strass · Zillertal

Although the Austro-Hungarian Empire dissolved almost an entire century ago, traces of Hungarian culture still remain a part of Austria. Most notable is the widespread popularity of Hungary’s national dish, goulash, throughout the Alpine country. This stew (or soup, depending on how it is prepared) is featured on the menu in numerous Austrian restaurants. The dish is quite common – so much so that an outsider might even consider it a staple of Austrian cuisine! Continue reading

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Pad Thai

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

Generally, the best barometer of a solid, authentic Thai restaurant is the quality, preparation and completeness of their Pad Thai dish. If good pad Thai comes out of the kitchen, you can expect the other dishes to be excellent. This classic stir-fried rice noodle dish is featured on practically every Thai restaurant menu, but results can vary – the noodles can be mushy, sauce could be lacking or traditional elements could be missing. Continue reading

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Carnival Doughnuts – Faschingskrapfen

Der Bäcker Ruetz. A-6130 Schwaz· Franz-Josef-Straße 13

Of course, bakeries also join in on the Carnival festivities and celebrations. These baked-goods establishments are brimming with popular, homemade Faschingskrapfen in various assortments. Der Bäcker Ruetz, a long-established Tyrolean chain of bakeries, is no exception. In addition to the traditional apricot filled donut, Der Bäcker Ruetz features assorted donuts loaded with vanilla, chocolate, egg liqueur and others! Continue reading

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Carnival Doughnut – Faschingskrapfen

Hotel Café Central. A-6020 Innsbruck · Gilmstraße 5

Carnival season is upon us! This early year celebration, called Fasching here in German-speaking countries, is marked by large parades, electrifying costume balls and lots of craziness. Of course, with every celebration, there is usually some sort of culinary specialty traditionally hawked and consumed amongst the excitement; carnival is no exception. Faschingskrapfen – donuts filled with apricot jam and dusted with powdered sugar – are a specialty during this time period in February, but also commonly consumed throughout the year. Continue reading

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Sesame Halvas – Chalvas: Sesampastete mit Kakao und Honig

Posidonas Cafe Restaurant – „Der Grieche“. A-6020 Innsbruck · Innrain 38

Halva is a type of confectionary popular in a number of Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Western Asian cuisines. As one can imagine, due to its widespread popularity there are many different varieties of halva desserts. Here, the sesame halva is made with sesame seeds and a mixture of cocoa powder and honey to form a crumbly, compact treat. Served with orange slices, the halva triangles are dusted with cocoa as a finishing touch. Continue reading

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Moussaka – Musakas: Faschiertes mit Melanzani, Kartoffeln mit Bechamelsauce überbacken

Posidonas Cafe Restaurant – „Der Grieche“. A-6020 Innsbruck · Innrain 38

For a city of approximately 120,000 inhabitants, Innsbruck has its fair share of diverse cuisines. Whether you are hankering for a taste of Indian or Thai, Mexican or Japanese food, there are a reasonable number of restaurants in this city by the Inn that will certainly satisfy both your curiosity and cravings. Naturally, European cuisines are also prominent in the Tyrolean capital city – Austrian and Italian establishments are quite easy to find. Greek happens to also fall into the same list. Today, we stop by Café Restaurant ‘Der Grieche’ located along the Inn River and sample a popular Greek dish – moussaka. Continue reading

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