Two couples from NYC, four nights. After the heavy Prague eats we opted for something a bit more eclectic on this leg. Not a bad meal, tho nothing truly outstanding either. Here's the scoop...
Alter Fuchs - One of a few open on Sundays contrary to their website. Great soups. Loved the Spatzle with tender and juicy pork cubes. Solid veal schnitzel. The first and last Salzburger Nockerl of the trip... way too sweet. Friendly service, seems popular with locals. Fuchs means fox. Just saying.
Die Weisse - Large sprawling garden, full with locals, decent food, one of the best beers of the trip. Nice place to end a long day (like Salzkammergut day). A heartier and cheesier Kaspressknodelslsuppe (beef broth soup with cheesy dumpling). Ok Goulash, more tomatoee than the usual. Excellent Teleschpitz with an oniony gravy. Innviertler dumplings were interesting and with good flavor. Munchner wiesswusrt (Veal sausage in water with small pretzels) was another fun one. Nothing stood out but recommend
Koreasküche HIBISKUS in the Mozarteum - Decent Korean for a nice change of pace. Some dishes could have used a little help but acceptable for the most part. We couldn't help but unfairly compare to some of the Korean we enjoy in NYC. Average dumplings, slightly fishy pancake. Chicken with curry sauce was all too familar but good. Bibimbap could have used an egg but nice flavor overall. I was told after the meal that you could ask for an egg ;) pork with spicy sauce was the winner flavor wise. Nice fried tofu with soy and tasty veggies. For a change of pace its a solid option. Mozart would be proud (and confused).
Stadtkrug - From owner Luciano's cattle farm to table. Although my entrecote was slightly overcooked, it was one of our favorite meals. Couldnt get enough of the bulky white asparagus the entire trip. This one may have been the fattiest and sweetest. Beef Stroganoff with a side of spatzle was outstanding. Open on Sunday. Luciano is a character which adds a fun element.
Esszimer - The birthday Michelin splurge. Very nice meal overall. Great for vegetarians or seafood lovers. Not so great if you dont know what to expect (no menus online) and bring another couple that is not used to this and dont eat anything raw. My bad! The women opted for the seafood menu, while the men went for the "Esszimer" menu which was all seafood except for the venison (lone wow moment). There's also a vegetarian menu and a more expensive menu. Felt rather touristy at times, and empty at other times. Extremely friendly and efficient service. A complimentary Sacher cake for the birthday cake was much appreciated
Pescheria Backi - A strange but fun looking seafood shack in the middle of town. Other than the squid that could have used a little less salt, very good seafood all around. We said yes to a variety of apps which was a little too much but really excellent various seafood salads and spreads. Popular with locals, slow service
Sausage stand in Bad Ischl - Weird mention I know, but possibly the best sausage sandwich of the trip. Juicy, spicy awesomeness inside a fantastic baguette. Esplanade/Wirerstrasse corner by the bridge I believe.
Gaststätte Echostüberl on Konigssee - Spectacular setting, very good fish, and meat. On the right side when facing the lake. A light trout-like whole Archtic char. Great goulash soup. Another solid schnitzel. I asked the waitress if there was anything they specialize in and she said "Oxtail" which is only on the german menu. But what we got instead was the 4th Schweinhaxen (Pork Knuckle) of the trip. We had a good laugh and I showed her a picture of oxtail bones (I carry with me in case of emergency) The knuckle was excellent however. Highly recommend this one
Hope it helps