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Austria Lunch

Rastenfeld, June 1, 2013

Bailliage of Lower Austria

On the first day of June, a Saturday, members and their friends from the Bailliages of Lower Austria, Upper Austria, Salzburg and Vienna, came to Lake Ottenstein. There Maître Restaurateur Joseph Riegler and Margit Macher welcomed us to lunch with a lovely glass of ‘Riesling Haus Österreich’.

After a delightful boat trip on the lake, we went to Ottenstein Castle where the service brigade awaited us in the sumptuous ‘Chevaliers Hall’.

Maître Restaurateur Joseph Riegler and Alexander Scharinger, Bailli of Lower Austria, formally greeted the food lovers to the event. To the great delight of all present, Conseiller Gastronomique Wolfgang Kovacsics welcomed Günter Albert, a member of the International Conseil d’Administration, to the event.


Smoked duck breast and chicken liver pralines on a celery salad
Grüner Veltliner 2012 (fresh and vibrant)

Smoked fish from the Waldviertel and wild garlic pesto
Grüner Veltliner Stein, Kamptal DAC 2012

Cream of asparagus soup with vanilla and morels
Grüner Veltliner Löss, Kamptal DAC 2012

Potato dumpling with fried lardons on sauerkraut

Riesling Platin, Kamptal DAC 2012

Glazed veal fillet, leek strudel, potatoes and vegetables
Grüner Veltliner Lamm Erste Lage, Kamptal DAC Reserve 2011

Grey poppy and Amaretto parfait on a bed of strawberries with basil and mini pastries

Zweigelt Rosé 2012

The food was prepared and served by a committed and skilled team. The flawless service, stunning glassware and regional ingredients are all excellent reasons for coming back next year.

In recognition for all their hard work, Vice-Chargé de Missions Peter Lamm and Bailli Alexander Scharinger awarded the Bailliage of Lower Austria’s certificate of appreciation to Maître Restaurateur Joseph Riegler and his team.

We look forward to seeing you in the Waldviertel again soon.

Alexander Scharinger, Bailli
Norbert Simon, Chargé de Presse