Culinary Ski Days with Falstaff
The best thing about skiing - apart from long downhill runs - is stopping for a bite to eat: After skiing, a snack at a ski hut tastes twice as good. If you feel the same way, then you can look forward to very special treats in Zell am See-Kaprun in March: On two weekends, the Toque chefs and vintners of the region will be guests at the Culinary Ski Days with Falstaff and invite you to a culinary winter holiday. Newly created ski hut classics await you on the Schmittenhöhe, glasses are filled with premium wines in Zell am See, exclusive "Austrian Tapas" invite in the Ice Camp on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier and there are many other delicious experiences.
Not many can claim to have enjoyed creations by an Austrian top chef in an impressive mountain setting. Soon you will have the opportunity to do so: The Culinary Ski Days in Zell am See-Kaprun offer numerous culinary highlights from the start to the finale. We introduce you to two of these events and provide a short preview of the overall programme.
Dishes reinterpreted: Ski & Culinary Classics, Schmittenhöhe
Friday, 11 - Sunday, 13 March 2022
On the very first weekend, you can certainly look forward to the delicacies of the Culinary Ski Days. If hunger strikes on the pistes of the Schmittenhöhe, exclusive taste experiences – created by the region's top chefs - will be served at six ski huts on Zell am See's local mountain. Ski hut food has never tasted so sophisticated - especially when accompanied by a matching wine from Falstaff award-winning Austrian vintners.
Here we reveal which ski huts on the Schmittenhöhe invite you to enjoy, which restaurants send their chefs and which vintners fill the glasses.
Austrian Tapas on ice | ICE CAMP presented by Audi on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier
Friday, 18 March 2022, 12-4 pm | Admission fee: € 29
On the second weekend, enjoyment is celebrated at the highest level at an exclusive event. And what place would be more fitting than the sublime Kitzsteinhorn itself?
While guests can marvel at ice sculptures and car exhibits in the "ICE CAMP presented by Audi", the award-winning chef Thomas Pichlmaier serves his baked Pinzgauer Nidei, handmade Tafelspitz ravioli and fried chicken in mayonnaise made with pumpkin seed oil arranged on the plate as an ensemble of "Austrian Tapas".
Apart from cocktail fans, wine connoisseurs will also get what their heart desires: In the ICE CAMP, glasses are filled with fine wines from the top vineyard Domäne Wachau, which is one of the 50 best wineries in the world. If you're like us and already have an appetite, you can secure your ticket for the culinary experience on the glacier here.
TREATS FOR ALL THE SENSES: OTHER CULINARY SKI DAYS EVENTS
- Ski & Dine with Andreas Döllerer | AreitAlm
10 March 2022, 6.30-10 pm | ticket € 109
To kick off the Culinary Ski Days, visitors will experience a composition of culinary delights and mountain panorama: get ready to be surprised by the unique cuisine of Salzburg star chef Andreas Döllerer in the wonderful alpine setting of the Schmittenhöhe.
- Live cooking with Roland Trettl at the Culinary Meeting | Ferry Porsche Congress Center
11 March 2022, 5.30-10 pm | ticket € 39.00 (presale), € 49.00 (at the door)
Be there live and enjoy: TV chef Roland Trettl prepares his finest culinary highlights for the audience, and everyone is invited to sample them. An autograph with photo is of course included.
- Ski & Brunch Deluxe at sunrise | Schmittenhöhe, Schmiedhofalm
12 March 2022, meeting point 6.45 am | ticket € 69 (excluding ski pass)
The sun rises over the white mountain peaks and you carve your tracks in pristine snow - can the day get any better? Yes: delicious refreshments await you afterwards at the subsequent brunch at the Schmiedhofalm.
- Ski & Gourmet BBQ with specialities from the grill | Schmittenhöhe, Franzl
12 March 2022, 12-4 pm | ticket: € 39
This exclusive barbecue experience with BBQ world champion Adi Bittermann is an event for BBQ and mountain fans just as they like it. On the Franzl terrace of the Schmittenhöhe, visitors enjoy a smoky, hearty flavour and the view of more than 30 three-thousand-metre-high peaks.
- Ski & Taste by "4 wines 4 glasses" | Schmittenhöhe, Franzl
12 March 2022, 3.30-5.30 pm | ticket: € 69
A tasting of four different wines from four different glasses: You can't get more insight into the world of grapes than with glass & wine sommelier Hans Peter Ertl.
- Vintner Speed Dating | Restaurant Kraftwerk Zell am See
12 March 2022, 6-11 pm | ticket: € 120
The way to anyone's heart is through the stomach, as the saying goes. At the 6-course speed dating, Falstaff award-winning vintners and their selection of fine wines guarantee that there is a sparkle in the air.
AND EVEN MORE HIGHLIGHTS AT THE CULINARY SKI DAYS:
- Kitzsteinhorn Summit Breakfast Premium | Kitzsteinhorn Gipfel Restaurant
17 - 20 March 2022, 9-11 am | ticket: € 25.50 (excl. uphill & downhill ride)
Dining like kings and queens above the majestic peaks of Salzburger Land: At an altitude of 3,029 metres, guests start with the best meal of the day at the region's most impressive location.
- Culinary Moments with top chef Max Stiegl | Kaprun Castle
17 March 2022, 5.30-10 pm | ticket: € 39
A magical evening can be enjoyed at the dinner in the medieval ambience of Kaprun Castle with the eccentric top chef Max Stiegl. He creates and cooks aromatic-crisp delicacies from the Burgenland region.
- "Hochgenuss" on the Kitzsteinhorn | Gipfel Restaurant
19 March 2022, 5-10 pm | ticket: € 195 (presale), € 220 (at the door)
Unique mountain views with exquisite cuisine and selected wine accompaniment: Josef Steffner of the Mesnerhaus restaurant serves his guests an exclusive menu, and top vintners Hannes Hirsch and Walter Glatzer take care of the matching wines – and all that at 3,000 metres above sea level.
- Gourmet Brunch at the Food Market | Kaprun, Auhof
20 March 2022, 10-2 pm | ticket: € 49
Regional breakfast classics paired with exclusive sparkling wines are the best way to start the day and at the same time a worthy finale to the Culinary Ski Days with Falstaff: from master butchers to master bakers, the Kaprun Auhof brings together food and drink professionals from all over Salzburg for the grand finale.