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Our chef Franz Schönegger indulges you with various culinary highlights from his gourmet cuisine: traditional Gastein valley delicacies as well as international specialties. With his team he continuously creates new and delicious meals.

Our head chef Franz Schönegger is revealing his recipe for one of the delightful creations for you to make at home:

Chilled tomato soup

For two people you need:

150 g cherry tomatoes
50 ml olive oil
25 ml white wine vinegar
20 g sugar
250 ml tomato juice
1/2 garlic clove
1/4 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon basil
Should you like: 1 teaspoon table vinegar

Wash and quarter the cherry tomatoes, then put them into a bowl. Peel and chop the garlic clove, thyme and basil. Allow the sugar to melt on a medium heat in a pan (but do not caramelise).

Puree the cherry tomatoes, white wine vinegar, sugar, tomato juice, garlic, thyme and basil. Add olive oil, stir thoroughly and allow to cool.

Our tip: To sharpen the taste, you can add a teaspoon of table vinegar.

Bon appétit!


Our experienced service team will gladly inform you about the meals in the restaurants at the Hotel EUROPÄISCHER HOF. Every year our staff takes part in various service and cuisine prize competitions. Several national and regional champions have emerged from our hotel.

If you would like to get to know Austrian cuisine more closely, we recommend a visit to the hotel’s own Gasteiner Klause. Regional delicacies will be served here in a rustic atmosphere.

We are looking forward to your visit at the 5-star Hotel EUROPÄISCHER HOF. Send us your booking today.