DAS ESSEN

 Platter of fresh Austrian produce - cheese, meat, sausage, eggs and butter.

HEADY MEMORIES

We ate like Hobbits in Austria - missing no opportunity for a meal or a snack. 



 Austrian fondue with boiling broth, meats and dips.
 Fondue dip garnished with raspberries
 Austrian fondue - broth with raw meat for dipping
 Fondue dip garnished with raspberries.
 Frittatensuppe - pancake soup in Austria.
 Austrian schnapps made from mountain berries.
 Austrian hotel with window boxes full of red flowers.
 Spaetzle - cheesy dumplings cooked in a pan.

THREE GREAT EATERIES:


1. AUGUSTINER BRÄU-STUBL | SALZBURG

A 600 year-old brewery, where the beer brewed is by monks, then poured into a giant ceramic mug by the pint, and slid across the bench to you, spilling the foam all over the place. An indoors market of-sorts, where you are served meat, dumplings and sauerkraut. And a beautiful garden, where you can enjoy your meal, then stay for seconds and thirds, and ever more conversation.

2. MUNDING | INNSBRUCK


The best apple strudel I have ever tasted. Probably the best I ever will. 

3. ZOLLWIRT | ST. JAKOB IN DEFEREGGEN

Recommended to us by a friend of my mother's, this restaurant is situated in a teeny-tiny village between the Alps. Patronised by all the locals, run by waitresses wearing traditional dresses without a touch of irony, and with a menu full of Tyrolean specialties written out in German and Italian, this place was the most authentic eatery of our entire trip. On top of that, the food was amazing.


 Augustiner Beer Garden, Salzburg.
 Inside the monastery of the Augustiner Beer Garden, Salzburg.
 Beer and good food at the Augustiner Bräu Hall in Salzburg.
 Typical Austrian pub fare - sausages, sauerkraut, meat, dumplings and mustard at a Beer Garden
 Augustiner Bräu Hall Salzburg - beer mugs at the monastery.
 Kaiserschmarrn - a dish of cut up pancakes, icing sugar and raisins.
 The best apple strudel in the world - from Munding in Innsbruck.