Austria Chapitre
Ossiach, April 27, 2019
No desires left unfulfilled!
" Gerhard used only regional products from the Alps-Adriatic area "

A day in Ossiach … no desires left! Sunshine over the lake, an Induction Ceremony in the beautiful Knight's Hall of Ossiach Abbey. An outstanding dinner in the Stiftsschmiede (old forge) courtesy of Bailli Provincial Gerhard Satran.

In his capacity as a Member of the Conseil d’Administration, Bailli Délégué Norbert Simon began the Induction Ceremony with information on the history and the values of the Chaîne. Then he presented the insignia of Officier Commandeur to Pair de la Chaîne and former Bailli of Carinthie, Helmut Müller. Subsequently, Bailli Provincial Gerhard Satran was inducted together with numerous members of the Bailliages in Austria and of the Bailliage of Udine-Friuli in Italy. It was good to see many younger members joining.

After the ceremony there was a reception with champagne from our cooperation partner Vranken-Pommery. Buckwheat risotto with asparagus was served on the restaurant’s Lakeside Terrace, one of the most beautiful places of Lake Ossiach.

Gerhard used only regional products from the Alps-Adriatic area to create a delectable menu.


Sea trout with white wine vinegar and radish

Crayfish soup

Sea trout fillet with asparagus and hemp seeds

Loin of veal
young spinach, kohlrabi and polenta

Spring-like dessert variation

Cheese selection


Pinot Blanc 2018 - Sax Winery in Langenlois

Red Veltliner Ried Steinberg 2017
- Heiderer-Mayer Winery in Wagram

Burgenländer 2017 - Gerhard Pittnauer Winery in Gols

“Schnapserl” - Pfau Distillery in Klagenfurt

At the end of the evening the magnificent kitchen brigade and the very efficient service brigade were very warmly thanked.

Vive la Chaîne!

Werner Scheibenpflug
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