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Zur guten Quelle
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This country inn and the fabulous site where it is located are so lovely that it appears to have jumped out of a painting. And the fact that you can also dine so beautifully here, fits the picture, too.

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Patron and chef-de-cuisine Dietmar Fröhlich has been around: he worked for a couple of years on noble cruise ships, then cooked himself an array of toque awards in Tirol, but at one point he felt the magnetic draw to return home, where he opened the restaurant ‘Zur guten Quelle’, which translates loosely as ‘right at the source’. No wonder, as anyone who has seen this splendid spot might say. In lovingly restored old walls, you can enjoy life to the fullest here; and in the historic tower from the 16th century, enjoy a schnaps or an opulent cigar. The best regional produce from the nearby surroundings arrives on your plate, including a panoply of goat cheeses from his own production, as well as chutneys, marmelades and other delicacies which can be purchased and taken away. The real attraction to this region is underscored by Fröhlich’s “Zero Kilometer Menu” which is made solely from products which came from right at the front door, if you will, in the National Park Hohe Tauern, e.g. carpaccio of alpine beef with chanterelles and parmesan cheese, clear pastinak soup with bloodwurst gnocchi, Obervellach alpine salmon with caviar, kholrabi and mushrooms, Malnitz Tauern lamb with chanterelles polenta and baked apple wedges with vanilla/cinnamon ice cream. Bon appetit! And here’s toasting your health, since Fröhlich has been awarded the title of Wine Host of the Year in the culinary guide “Where to Austrians Eat?”.

Restaurant Zur Guten Quelle

Lassach 7
9821 Obervellach
Tel: +43 (0)4782 29992