Austria Lunch
Bailliage Provincial of Tyrol
Kitzbühel, March 20, 2016
The 'Josefi' tradition

Near to the day St. Josef, Tyrol’s patron saint, the Bailliage of Tyrol organised a “Josefi Lunch” at the Sport & Wellnesshotel Bichlhof, Kitzbühel.

Bailli Provincial Walter Hopfner and his family welcomed members and guests from Austria, Germany and Italy. A beautiful bright day presented wonderful views to the ski region of Hahnenkamm and the mountains of the Wilder Kaiser. It also enabled the aperitif (of Bründlmayer Brut sparkling wine from the Langenlois region of Austria) to be served on the hotel’s terrace.

Maître Rôtisseur Karl Aichholzer, Executive Chef at the Bichlhof for over 20 years, prepared a magnificent menu:

Lake trout and asparagus
carpaccio and tartare, smoked green asparagus
asparagus espuma, young leaves, citrus vinaigrette
2014 Weingut Spiess Weisser Burgunder – Rheinhessen, Germany

Wild garlic cream soup
garnished with a rock lobster wonton set on a rosemary skewer

Lamb Beuschel
ragout made with the heart and lungs, topped with a traditional bread dumpling
2015 Südtiroler Lagrein Kretzer DOC – Klosterkellerei Muri, Gries-Bozen, Italy

Strawberry and Balsamic sorbet

--- Duo of beef ---

Diced beef sirloin
duck foie gras, potato yeast dumpling
2007 Rioja Gran Reserva ‘Baron de Ley’, Spain
Selection Alexander von Essen

… followed by …

Beef cheek
red wine sauce, pureed chickpeas, young carrots
2007 Rioja Gran Reserva ‘Baron de Ley’, Spain
Selection Alexander von Essen

Lime, white chocolate, basil
2011 Weingut Kracher Traminer Auslese – Illmitz, Austria

After an appreciation given by Chancelier Provincial Ernst Heindl to the assembled kitchen and service brigades, the unanimous opinion of the members and their guests was that they would come again to a Josefi Lunch – roll on 2017 therefore!

Werner Scheibenpflug
Chargé de Presse