The varied landscapes of Styria are responsible for a multitude of delicacies that have earned Styria the nickname of “Austria’s delicatessen shop”. From the federal state’s mountainous north to the vineyards of the south, west and east, from special crops to refining companies: There’s hardly any other European region that’s as agriculturally diverse as the culinary region of Styria.
Stay true to old traditions and keep an open mind for new trends, always in line with nature. This maxim of Archduke John of Austria is still true in modern-day Styria. Whether it’s meat or ham specialities, fresh fish, juicy Styrian apples, Styria’s “green gold” – pumpkin seed oil – or sophisticated wines: Products grown in Styria delight tastebuds around the world.
Sincere and conscious enjoyment. Regional, seasonal and sustainable. Making time for good food and good conversations. Forests, summits, Alpine pastures and gardens: The green heart of Austria is sometimes rugged and rough, sometimes charming and sweet. From farming to processing and from refining to composing, the culinary manufactories and creative chefs of Styria achieve delicious feats – whether they happen at a mountain hut or at a fine-dining restaurant.
What the food manufacturers and hosts of Styria have in common, are their strong regional roots – and their passion for local food and drinks.
Most people associate Styria’s cuisine with apples, wine and pumpkins or the South Styrian Wine Road. However, there are so much more Styrian delights to be sampled and savoured.
The contrasting landscapes between the Dachstein glacier and the wine-growing region are reflected in the creative dishes served by Styrian chefs. The delicious creations of award-winning Styrian chef Johann Lafer and select culinary experiences are only some of the reasons why Styria is a popular destination for gourmets from all over the world.
In addition to excellent product quality, Styria is also known for the warmth and cordiality of the local hosts. Whether it’s at a traditional wine tavern or at a fine-dining restaurant, the authentic dishes are always served with a side of Styrian zest for life. Guests looking for the true taste of Styria should visit one of the award-winning “Kulinarium Steiermark” partners.
Styria’s mountain huts and Alpine pastures will make you feel like you have stepped right into the pages of a picture book. Try a traditional “Brettljause” snack platter there and you will taste the authenticity of the green heart of Austria. Accept this delightful invitation to take your time and savour the essential things in life.