Slow food: 5 ideas for gastronomic trips in Austria

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Sponsored article If there is a country where local ingredients are favored above all, it is Austria. Around the splendid Weissensee lake in the southernmost region of the country, as well as in the west in the Bregenzerwald, we know how to prepare syrups with mountain flowers, cook berries and fish from the lakes, make homemade organic bread according to tasty traditional recipes . and produce a cheese with an inimitable taste. The gastronomy is characterized by the freshness of the products and the fierce desire to honor regional products and to combine Mediterranean, Alpine and Adriatic inspirations. Between green alpine pastures, majestic peaks and crystal clear waters, here are 5 perfect circuits for gourmets and foodies. 1/ In the clear waters of the Weissensee, the Genusstour. A slow excursion on a gastronomic raft, to discover the delicious local specialties, after having explored this turquoise mountain lake of incredible beauty, whose shores and waters welcome a exceptional flora. and fauna Guided by specialists in the wild world, we discover the beauty of the place, before going to observe the 34 different species of orchids that bloom in the meadow, and sink quietly into the forest. We open our eyes wide to detect tracks of lynx, wolf or golden jackal, spot a peregrine falcon or even a golden eagle in full flight. The gastronomic raft is back: we are back on board to taste a tasty fish freshly caught in the lake, accompanied by an excellent wine. 2/ Slow food feet on the water On the shores of the Weissensee, talented chefs offer delicious experiences of taste. Reachable on foot or by boat, the Ronacherfels inn offers local cuisine in a spectacular setting, with postcard beauty that changes with the hours and seasons. In the restaurant Die Forelle, the talented chef Hannes Müller deploys his slow food philosophy, based on the natural availability of vegetables, wild vegetables and herbs from the region.3/ Rise to the sky and reach the ribbons of local traditionUn cable car (the Weissensee Bergbahn) allows you to reach the upper station from the lakeside. About fifteen minutes’ walk from the arrival and at almost 1,500 meters above sea level, the Naggler Alm, a charming mountain refuge well known to lovers of the region, offers tasty local cuisine: unmissable blueberry pancakes, meatballs, specialties of cheese, fair trade coffee and friendly service. The ideal place to recover your strength before going out on the trails and admiring Lake Blanc from the summits. 4/ Culinary cycling or hiking in the Bregenzewald Very close to Switzerland and Liechtenstein, near Lake Constance and Germany, gastronomy is characterized by its refined regional products. Local producers and restaurants and inns gladly open their doors to cyclists and hikers to let them discover their specialties. There are dozens of routes that allow you to travel during the day, stopping at restaurants and mountain inns, to discover local know-how and delicacies. 5/ On the cheese route In the Bregenzewald, milk has an incomparable taste. This is due to the maintenance of traditional agriculture and small farms where the cows are fed all year only with hay and fresh grass. In the Bregenzewald, many mountain huts are accessible by hiking or mountain bike routes and allow you to discover unique dairy and cheese specialties. And one thing is certain: all these roads lead to the Cave à Fromage, the incredible and ultra-modern KäseKeller, located at the entrance to the village of Ligenau, where more than 50,000 wheels of cheese mature. Sponsored article Also read: Steps from the most beautiful chalets in AustriaFrom pontoons to boats, to the most beautiful lakes of the SalzkammergutAustria: outdoor activities in the unspoilt nature of the Weissensee
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