09/07 - 17/09/2022
Culinary Way of St. James
Hiking, eating, enjoying
Local top chefs are supposed to bring a breath of fresh air into the kitchens of seven selected mountain huts at the Paznaun. Then, the dishes created for the event remain on the respective hut’s menu for the rest of summer season.
The Paznaun as part of the AMA GENUSS REGION
The Paznaun is one of the Austrian AMA GENUSS REGIONEN (Austria’s culinary pleasure regions) since 2007. Its flagship product is primarily the Paznaun mountain cheese but also regional variations of bacon, sausages, honey and more.
Hence, it’s no surprise that, at the restaurants and mountain huts of the region, plenty of regional products – sometimes products of their own making – end up in the pots and pans. Some mountain huts exclusively serve dishes made with products of their own farming. Especially, the Paznaun mountain cheese achieves this desired cultural-culinary unity.
The secret star: The Paznaun mountain cheese is exclusively made with raw milk from the valley and mountain pastures of the region. Thanks to its mildly aromatic to savoury taste, the ripe, yellow cheese with pea-sized holes has plenty of fans. It has to ripen for about six weeks before it can be enjoyed. And then, the cheese gourmets get to savour not just a piece of the best Tyrolean cheese but also a piece of Tyrolean culture.
Hike, stop and eat: the huts, the chefs & their dishes
The recipe for an unforgettable day in the mountains? Take one of Austria’s most beautiful hiking regions, season it with incredible scenic views no matter which direction you look. Then add some picturesque and rustic mountain huts and a pinch of culinary highlights – well, would you just look at that! Your perfect culinary hiking day in the Paznaun is served – and it’ll be one you’ll remember for a long time coming!
And the best part: after the prelude to the "Culinary Way of St. James", all the dishes created by the top chefs stay on the menu of the respective huts for the rest of summer season!
|Alpenhaus in Ischgl
||Benjamin Parth: Stüva & Space73, Hotel Yscla
|Almstüberl in Kappl
||Martin Sieberer: Paznauner Stube & Heimatbühne, Trofana Royal
|Friedrichshafener Hut in Ischgl
||#YoungChefsPaznaun: Christopher Fritz, Hermann Zangerl, Thomas Sieberer, Fabian Jäger, Tobias Jungmann
|Heidelberger Hut in Ischgl
||Patrick Raaß: Schlossherrnstube, Schlosshotel Ischgl
|Ascher Hut in See
||Andreas Spitzer: Fliana Gourmet, Hotel Fliana
|Jamtal Hut in Galtür
||#YoungChefsPaznaun: Dominik Ojster, Michael Bachler, Michael Sieberer, Sisy Rainer
|Faulbrunn Alm in Galtür
||Hermann Huber: Hotel Almhof Galtür