Four international chefs rated with Michelin stars have taken their culinary creations to the highest level in Austria!
Their specially designed dishes are to be served from four mountain lodges or Hütte in the Alps around the town of Ischgl. Each of the exceptional professional chefs will each sponsor one of the Alpine Association huts and will create an exclusive dish for their summer menus.
It is the first time that an English Michelin star chef had been invited and Russell Brown from the Sienna restaurant in Dorchester Dorset was a great hit with both the other chefs and the 60 travel and food writers specially invited to the opening of the ‘Culiary Jakobsweg.
His beer braised beef cheek with potato puree and textures of onions was served at the 125 year old Jamtalhütte which is around 2,000 metres above sea level high in mountains near the town of Gultür.
WALKING IN AUSTRIA
Summer walkers arriving at the lodge will have the chance to sample the dish created by Russell. The resident chefs there has been taught by him during his recent trip and at the same time Russell joined the visiting writers as they all walked up the mountain trail to the lodge to taste the dish.
On this culinary Jakobsweg, walkers, bikers and culinary enthusiasts can explore the fascinating mountain backdrop and the food devised by the international star rated chefs in a traditional mountain hut atmosphere.
The other chefs were Alfio Ghezzi from Italy, Giovani Oosters from Begium and Dieter Müller from Germany.
This area of the Tirol in Austria is very well known for its many varieties of cheese being a region with very many cows grazing on the fine Alpine pastures. The most popular products are the Paznaun Alpine cheeses but apart from cheese, this region is also a centre for its air-dried bacon, sausages and honey.