The Kolm family‘s Bärenhof, located in the Lower Austrian town of Arbesbach in the Waldviertel region, has long been a household name amongst connoisseurs far beyond Austria’s borders. A picture-perfect restaurant with a magnificent scenic terrace provides the perfect setting for host Michael Kolm’s toque-awarded cuisine. Their offer is complemented by a cozy inn, where top quality is likewise the utmost priority; a place where hikers returning from an excursion through Bärenwald Forest also like to stop in for welcome refreshments.
|Tuesday||11:30 - 14:00||18:00 - 21:00|
|Wednesday||11:30 - 14:00||18:00 - 21:00|
|Thursday||11:30 - 14:00||18:00 - 21:00|
|Friday||11:30 - 14:00||18:00 - 21:00|
|Saturday||11:30 - 14:00||18:00 - 21:00|
|Sunday||11:30 - 14:00||18:00 - 21:00|
Sommelier: Robert Hofbauer
“Waldviertel, seasoned with the world” – this is the inspiring, and likewise exciting motto of Michael Kolm. The passionate chef is far from a stranger to the exotic, which he then combines boldly and imaginatively with Waldviertel traditions. In this way, guests are able to enjoy many culinary surprises and imaginative creations with products from all corners of the globe. The result are clever dishes such as crispy pork belly with calamari, rice with meat from alpine oxen served with fried prawns and chili sauce, or white-poppy panna cotta with apricots and a croissant.
Equally high-quality is the wine selection with a focus on Austria and a view to indigenous grape varieties. The very best vintages from Austrian vintners captivate diners, as do fine beers from the private Zwettl brewery or the Weitra Bräu beer workshop. Recommended as a delightful finale are exquisite spirits produced by the Roggenhof, the No.1 whiskey distillery in the Waldviertel.
Exclusive “Rent a cook” home service provides the opportunity to enjoy a toque-quality menu at home with friends or family (up to 20 people), with Michael Kolm cooking for you in person. Tip: Make your appointment well in advance! Also when it comes to catering, Bärenhof Kolm enjoys an outstanding reputation, impressively underscored by the exclusive catering services which they provide for special events at Schloss Persenbeug.
Thanks to an initiative pioneered by Michael Kolm’s father, Gerhard, nearby Bärenwald Forest provides a species-appropriate habitat for a small group of brown bears which were rescued by animal rights groups from the worst imaginable conditions. Arbesbach, nestled amid the Waldviertel highlands, also features gentle hill country and colorful meadows, for relaxing days spent in an absolutely idyllic setting. Fans of outdoor sports will discover excellent opportunities, including extensive hiking paths, cycling routes and mountain-bike trails, as well as beautifully tracked cross-country ski trails in winter.
2 overnights in the Water Lodge (incl. sauna and breakfast), 2 x 5-course surprise menu, exklusive guided tour through Bärenwald and excursion with JRE Michael Kolm to his 3 most important producers.
bookable Wed to Fri
5 course Gourmet menu with matching wines p. person€ 60,-