On the Pogusch, where foxes and rabbits used to wave goodnight to each other before retiring, nowadays celebrities and enjoyment-seeking guests from far and near come to enjoy whatever is on the agenda.
A sister restaurant to famed Steirereck in Vienna, this is a must stop.
The Reitbauer family has become a legend in Austria, most of all through their noble restaurant in the national capital, Steirereck, but also because they created a culinary wonderland in their homeland of Styria which seeks its parallel in vain. Their motto might run: everything is simple here; simply perfect. On the outside, it appears to be a rustic mountain hut, and even the interior decoration (apart from the lovely restrooms) tries hard to preserve that impression. Yet in fact this is a precision-run, well-oiled operation in which everything simply clicks. A primeval atmosphere, yes, but elevated regional cuisine at its finest, yes indeed
. This apparent contradiction is what makes Steirereck on the Pogusch so popular. It goes without saying, that they deploy the best that the nearby countryside can produce
, e.g. fresh fish from the Turnauer Pond, Styrian capon (“best chicken on earth”), wild game from the nearby forests, meat from their own farm. All around this inn, a complex infrastructure has been built up over the years, including romantic guest rooms
in nearby farmhouses which are available to guests who wish to overnight. And for those who seek a truly special experience, you can fly in from Bad Vöslau, south of Vienna, via helicopter
, just in time for your meal at Steirereck.www.steirereck.at