"Food and drink", as we say here in Tyrol, "keeps body and soul together." In the many restaurants, alpine lodges and mountain inns you often come across very special, traditional dishes. The cuisine in the Kitzbüheler Alpen is tasty and versatile. It ranges from local Tyrolean dishes such as 'Kaiserschmarrn' (sweet pancakes with raisins), 'Gröstl' (roast meat and potatoes) and 'Backhendl' (fried chicken) - through to sophisticated national and international dishes. The purity of the water, the unspoilt natural surroundings and sophisticated cooking makes this area a real gourmet region!
Austrian cuisine is famed for its Viennese Schnitzel and 'Germknödel' (yeasted dumplings filled with plum jam). The people of Tyrol dish up quite a few delicious treats too, such as 'Gröstl' (roast meat and potatoes) and 'Kasspatzln' (cheese dumplings). The Kitzbüheler Alpen are a real treasure trove of regional and trans-regional dishes - on the one hand simple and hearty, and on the other full-flavoured and fancy. With the following selection of typical-regional recipes you can take a bit of good, tasty Tyrolean cooking back home with you! Have fun cooking the meals! Extra tip: if something tastes especially good in the Kitzbüheler Alpen, just ask the chef for his recipe. With a bit of luck he'll let you in on his secret!