Eat & Sleep

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Michael Ploner Cooks: Arctic Char in Spiced Tea Marinade

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Young chef Michael Ploner puts a culinary spin on traditional Alpine staples. His innovative style of cooking uses fresh and local ingredients and an inventive twist on classic favourites. The result is a spectacular menu of dishes you won’t soon forget, from Arctic Char in Spiced Tea Marinade for main to “Moosbeernocken” with Yogurt Mousse for dessert. Try these recipes if you want to get a...
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10 Only-in-Tirol Places to Stay

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After a full day of play on a Tirol getaway, there’s nothing more important than to relax in accommodations that fit your style. However, with so many things to do in the ‘Heart of the Alps’ — and even more places to stay — choosing might be the hardest part. Throughout the country, there are outstanding bed and breakfasts, apartments and hotels that offer unique amenities sure to make...
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Elderflower Syrup: My Best Recipe

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Elderflower syrup making season is here!  In June, the Elderberries are flowering and there is no better time to be outside harvesting elderflowers. Ahh, the taste of summer. Ice cream, sunbathing, swimming, …  And, of course, elderflower syrup. This refreshing and delicious syrup is a great way to capture in a bottle the essence of summer! Here’s my best elderflower syrup recipe for you.
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Thomas Penz Cooks: Grey Cheese Soup, Vegetable Groestl and Apple Fritters

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Young chef Thomas Penz puts a culinary spin on traditional Tirol staples. His innovative style of cooking uses fresh and local ingredients and an inventive twist on classic favourites. The result is a spectacular menu of dishes you won’t soon forget, from Tirolean Grey Cheese Soup over Vegetable Groestl to Apple Fritters. Try these recipes if you want to get the wow factor into your cooking!
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“Moosbeernocken”: My Two Favourite Recipes

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Bilberries are delicious fruits found growing wild in Tirol on high ground. The season for them is very short and when they ripen in June, we head off to the woods to pick them for dinner. Bilberry fruit pulp is purple, staining the fingers, lips, and tongue when eaten. They are eaten fresh and made into delicious dishes; the most famous one is “Moosbeernocken”, a real Alpine treat!
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How to Make “Zillertaler Krapfen”

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Some dishes of my childhood were only prepared by my Dad. As he didn’t cook that often, these rare occasions were something special—and the food was simply delicious. I remember that I always had to loosen the belt after his signature dish, Zillertaler Krapfen. I just couldn’t get enough of this traditional Zillertal Valley dish that comes with a tasty quark and grey cheese filling in a...
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A Day In The Snow: Skiing in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis

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Three village resorts, one lift-linked ski resort: No one knows Serfaus, Fiss and Ladis better than the locals, so we asked Serfaus-native Eva Patscheider to join us for a day. She knows the resort peak to pub to pillow and shares a few secrets about her hometown with us, from the ‘world’s best Kaiserschmarren’ to the top lookout spots on the mountain and everything in between.
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