Old and new styles in the kitchen

Local cooking is based upon traditional recipes and local produce combined with a creative interpretation of these in the spirit of a new, cosmopolitan cuisine. Such things are by no means necessarily opposites: the aromas of the traditional are balanced by the elegance of the unconventional, but the result is always a culinary temptation. Thus a hot barley soup can win the heart of the gastronome just as easily as a gourmet menu served in an establishment boasting two Michelin stars.


Sarnar Kuchl - Traditional Sarntal Valley cuisine

Those who want pasta, seafood or pizza are unlikely to go to the Gasthof "Sonne" from 21 October to 5 November 2023, but those who want to indulge in genuine and traditional Sarntal Valley farmhouse fare once again to their heart's content will. The Sarntal Valley Speciality Weeks "Sarnar Kuchl", hosted by Sylvia and Günther Kröss, offer the best opportunity to do so.

Chef Walter Mayrhofer at the "Sonne" inn in Astfeld proves with his cooking skills that local tradition and culture can also be preserved and cultivated in the culinary field. With his experience and knowledge, he guarantees originality in the preparation of many rural delicacies.

For a fortnight, he brings the traditional Sarntal Valley peasant cuisine to life. “Milzschnitten” and sour soup, “Schlutzkrapfen”, “Bauerngeröstel”, buckwheat gnocchi, "Schöpsernes", soured pork pot, "Kiechl & Krapfen" or buckwheat pancakes will dominate the menu at the "Sonne" inn for the next two weeks. Table reservation under: Tel. 0039 0471 623804.


Menu Card Sarnar Kuchl - Traditional Sarntal Valley cuisine – 15 to 30 October 2022

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