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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 one of his best recipes for you to cook at home:

Cranberry compote

For around 1,400 ml you need:

1 kg of cranberries
800 g sugar
100 ml red wine
One cinnamon stick
Clear schnapps (Obstler) to sprinkle over

Wash the cranberries at room temperature, drain well, place on a kitchen towel and sort. Boil the red wine in a saucepan with the sugar and the cinnamon stick. After it froths, add the berries and cook everything for around 20 minutes. Stir several times with a wooden spoon.  

Allow the compote to cool and pour into disposable glasses. Remove the cinnamon stick before this. To help keep the compote for a few months, add one tablespoon of schnapps to it and seal the glass.

Tip: Cranberry compote tastes great with pancakes or game

Bon appetit!

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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.