The holiday region of Fügen-Kaltenbach in the Zillertal is not only known for its wide and family-friendly slopes. The region also has a variety of culinary highlights to offer: In addition to the Ski Food Festival - the enjoyable ski opening on December 17th and 18th at Spieljoch-Fügen and in the Hochzillertal ski region - gourmets will find plenty to do in the varied huts and traditional restaurants in the valley excellent kitchens.
Guests in the holiday region of Fügen-Kaltenbach in the Zillertal experience a feast for the senses: Whether vegan dishes or regional meat from the butcher, whether Austrian or international cuisine, whether in the valley or on the mountain - the chefs spoil their guests with first-class dishes in the twelve communities from Strass to Aschau. Some of these excellent chefs have recently been recognized by the French restaurant guide Gault&Millau. A total of seven Gault&Millau toques were awarded to companies in the region.
"Guat'z Essen" in Mute
Gourmets will find a particularly "Guat'z Essen" in Stumm in the Zillertal. With three toques and a total of 15.5 Gault&Millau points, Peter Fankhauser's vegetarian-vegan restaurant "Guat'z Essen" is a culinary beacon in the Zillertal. The restaurant, which has won several awards, mainly processes regional products from its own permaculture garden. The restaurant offers exclusively vegetarian and vegan (on reservation) menus as well as new creative and tasty highlights every week. The French gourmet magazine calls Fankhauser's dishes "breathtaking […], tastefully stunning and aesthetically sophisticated!"
Tyrolean cuisine at the highest level
Not far away, the traditional Tyrolean inn Landgasthof Linde is another restaurant that has had a toque for years. Two years ago, the host family Ebster also received the coveted special award "Wirtshaus der Jahres 2020 in Österreich". The inn can look back on a long history: it was licensed in 1506 and has hosted many personalities such as Andreas Hofer and Otto von Habsburg. The kitchen chefs Hannes and Georg Ebster serve Tyrolean home cooking.
The Gasthaus Nester in the center of Stumm is also known for this. Georg Hauser can be proud of a toque with 12 Gault Millau points. The trained butcher and chef uses only the best, regional ingredients and impresses with original dishes. As one of the few real butchers, the "Nester" is characterized by the fact that the meat products come from the in-house butcher's shop.
Highest culinary class at 1,865 meters
In the middle of the Spieljoch-Fügen ski area - at the mountain station in the Mountain Loft - award-winning chef Gian Paolo Pacchiele spoils his guests. On the sun deck you can enjoy delicious pizza and on the first floor "solid cuisine with pep" awaits you with the best view. In the Hochzillertal-Hochfügen ski region, which is connected to the Spieljoch by a shuttle bus, culinary delights await with the world-famous ski huts (e.g. Kristallhütte, Wedelhütte or Albergo).
Sunny in the valley
Connoisseurs will also find a place in the sun in the gourmet workshop in Uderns. In the Sportresidenz Zillertal, this offers guests a wide range: In addition to a generous breakfast menu, snacks for the small appetite and the classic Wiener Schnitzel from veal, guests can look forward to a daily changing 6-course menu. The gourmet workshop with a toque on the Uderns golf course is definitely worth a visit, even for non-golfers.
So connoisseurs of every taste will find their favorite restaurant in the holiday region of Fügen-Kaltenbach in the Zillertal.
More information at https://www.best-of-zillertal.at/winter/restaurant-huetten/pois