Restaurant Zur Festung Hohensalzburg up in the mighty Castle. A traditional location turned into the modern age on the mountain. We found this restaurant by accident as we were looking for a place to eat. The place was packed with Japanese people but there's plenty of room for 4 of us and had a nice sitting table beside the window that we see the magnificent view of the countryside and villages below.
The ambiance of one of the most elegant and atmospheric dining room with wood tables and chairs populate the room while golden light from scattered lamps cast romance. Fine table linens serve as a simple background for authentic Austrian cuisine. Menus are offered in German, Italian and English and Russian to help ease ordering. We had the Austrian local food, as lunch was a slow and somewhat formal affair.
Tomato cream soup with mozzarella crostini
Cream soup of potatoes with herbal croutons
For the main course it was simply presented, but I assure it was delicious! Wiener schnitzel, escalope of veal with parsley tomatoes and cranberries sauce
Gratinated steak of pork with croquettes, broccoli vegetables and creamed pepper sauce.
Variety of Salzburger sausages with mashed potatoes and sauerkraut.
For dessert we were very fortunate and had 2 different desserts which we shared. No one can resist the famous Austrian sache torte served with whiped cream. The cake itself was sweet, flavor-wise it was very good. Incidentally exactly what we had the last time in Cesky Krumlov.
A very large portion Salzburger Nockerl with raspberry, apricot, rhubarb sauce. That can easily please 2-3 people along with glass of iced coffee were brought to us soon after our lunch plates were removed. The Nockerl is extremely light, almost frothy. It tastes and looks like a cross between a souffle and a meringue. The texture is such that it dissolves in your mouth meaning that you can eat a lot of it. It’s sweet but not sickly. A kind of dessert that I really wanted to eat for sometime in Austrian restaurant in Taipei.
This tasty egg and sugar souffle is topped with some fresh fruit sauce, yum!
We order iced coffee and again we were impressed with the generous serving size is almost like dessert. Perfect location, staff were very helpful and the food was great. The views from the room were great.You won't be disappointed! As a tourist you have to go there because of the view.
Restaurant Zur Festung Hohensalzburg