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Bachler in Althofen is a primordial rock of Carinthia’s top dining culture, and a paradise for cheese aficionados. The funny thing is, it was never planned that way...

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In 1983, a man named Gottfried Bachler, who had academic credentials to prove his acumen, together with his wife, bought a restaurant in the little village on a high plateau named Althofen. He never dreamed that he would swing the cooking spoons at this restaurant himself, yet in 1989, he took up the clarion call and began to stir the waters in Carinthia’s gourmet scene until they were sufficiently riled and foaming. The restaurant established itself and is impossible to do without today, as high point in the culinary topography of the province.

The heartbeat of the premises, of course, is the cuisine itself, where trained and tested cheese sommelier Gottfried Bachler produces both traditional specialties such as Carinthian noodles with a variety of stuffings, as well as avant-garde experiments such as duck breast with chili sauce and white chocolate. What matters most to him is the quality of the products he uses, whenever possible from the region immediately around him. The same rule applies to the treasures watched over by his wife Ingrid Bachler, for whom it is almost a matter of honour that among the 700 varieties stored on the cellar shelves, a special section is reserved for Carinthian wines.

Restaurant Bachler
Silberegger Strasse 1
9330 Althofen
Tel. +43 4262 3835