Every autumn, the Austrian gourmet guide Gault Millau recognizes the most outstanding Tirolean restaurants. Boasting five award-winning restaurants with a total of 11 toques, Lake Achensee not only stands for sports and vitality but also for excellent cuisine.
Superb dining and enjoying the breathtaking nature were already popular in days gone by. 500 years ago, Austria’s sovereign princes and crowned heads discovered Lake Achensee for fishing and hunting and laid the foundation for tourism. Today, the region around Tirol’s largest lake which stretches like a fjord between the peaks of the Rofan and Karwendel mountains is home to excellent hotels and restaurants. Gourmets value both award-winning haute cuisine and authentic Tirolean dishes which are prepared traditionally or with a modern, creative touch. What most restaurants have in common is the love and appreciation of the Achensee region and local products.
3 toques 16/20 points – Gründler`s Gourmet Stüberl, Hotel Kulinarik Alpin, Achenkirch
With incredible passion, the kitchen team of the multi-award winning Kulinarikhotel Alpin creates outstanding and honest culinary experiences.
3 toques 15/20 points – Gesundheitsrestaurant Tenzo, Posthotel Achenkirch, Achenkirch
At the TENZO healthy restaurant, the Far Eastern healing art of the 5-elements theory meets High-EnerQi culinary art from the Alps. Nutrition according to Traditional Chinese Medicine keeps body, mind and soul in balance and promotes a healthy lifestyle.
2 toques 14,5/20 points – Gaststube – Posthotel Achenkirch, Achenkirch
Chef Fabian Leinich and his team create exquisite Tirolean-inspired dishes. Many products from the hotel’s own farm are served in the restaurant of the Posthotel Achenkirch. External guests can also dine in the Tenzo and the Gaststube restaurant.
2 toques 14,5/20 points – Wilderer Gourmetstube, Das Karwendel – Ihr Wellness Zuhause am Achensee, Pertisau
In the small, fine restaurant with only twelve seats, chef Stefanie Rieser spoils her guests with traditional specialities from Tirol, which she skillfully complements with international influences.
1 toque 12/20 points –Gourmetrestaurant Michl Stub´n, Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten, Maurach
The culinary team create excellent seasonally-inspired dishes that meet the highest standards, paired with the finest wines from well-stocked cellars.