Beginning in July 2018, Carinthian top chef Thomas Gruber (formerly of “Gasthaus von Thomas Gruber”) will establish a new home for himself: In a magnificent setting right on the shore of Wörthersee, he will contribute his refined Alps-Adriatic specialties to the culinary side of tradition-rich Schlosshotel Velden, an establishment that has long been acclaimed for the outstanding quality of the dining experiences it offers.
|Lundi||11:30 - 17:00||18:00 - 23:00|
|Mardi||11:30 - 17:00||18:00 - 23:00|
|Mercredi||11:30 - 17:00||18:00 - 23:00|
|Jeudi||11:30 - 17:00||18:00 - 22:00|
|Vendredi||11:30 - 17:00||18:00 - 23:00|
|Samedi||11:30 - 17:00||18:00 - 23:00|
|Dimanche||11:30 - 17:00||18:00 - 23:00|
Sommelier: Markus Gladitsch
The flavor of Carinthia, slow-food products from the Alps-Adriatic region, compelling wines and authentic cuisine: Thomas Gruber now also brings the essence of his success story to the Schlossstern at Falkensteiner Schlosshotel Velden. Previously, he had excited diners at his own inn in Pörtschach after perfecting his craft at the very best addresses in Tuscany, in Paris as well as the Arlberg. But now, together with his team, as of July 2018 he will be serving typical regional dishes with an eye to the wider world, amid the stylish cosmopolitan setting of this five-star establishment on Lake Wörthersee. This thoroughly conceived concept, which features somewhat smaller portions, invites diners to explore the menu – and to share. After all, “Sharing is Caring”.
A wealth of fine wines from the best wine-growing regions around the globe are perfectly attuned to the high-quality cuisine. Expert advice is a matter of course, as is an outstanding selection of alcohol-free alternatives.
This tradition-rich five-star establishment enjoys a magically beautiful setting on Lake Wörthersee, featuring regal rooms and suites – either with panoramic views of Wörthersee or the gardens – as well as excellent gourmet cuisine. The “Acquapura Spa”, a wellness and beauty area on 3600 m², is state-of-the-art, as is the “Medical Spa” for aesthetics, prevention and regeneration. You are also certain to be reenergized at the private Beach Club with outdoor pool, lake access and its own marina.
An extraordinary experience even before you dine: an aperitif enjoyed on the kitchen balcony directly overlooking Velden Bay. In addition, the Schlosshotel offers many events and packages focused on culinary themes. These extend from “Castle Breakfasts” to “Roasts from Grandma’s Recipe Book” and “Sushi meets Schlosshotel”, along with “Tea Time” and “Romantic Dinners”. Talking of romance: Schlosshotel Velden also provides a perfect setting for an unforgettable wedding!
Velden, which is located on the western bay of Wörthersee, is generally regarded as one of the hotspots in Carinthia. Chic boutiques and pleasant sidewalk cafés are typical of the town, while wonderfully situated Casino Velden invites you to relish moments of pure excitement. Needless to say, water sports in every form are very popular here (Tip: the Schlosshotel boasts its own motorboat), while there are also numerous opportunities nearby for golfers, cyclists and hikers as well. In winter, Velden becomes a tranquil oasis, although active vacationers will discover some very good regions for alpine and Nordic skiing that are within quick, convenient reach.
1,5 h boat trip with JRE Thomas Gruber or his sous chef and the captain / bad weather: tour with by hotel limousine around Wörthersee and picnic
bookable on demand until 31 Dec 2019
price for 2 persons
5 course menu with aperitif a la maitre and an accommodation in double room p. person off (on request and availability)€ 199,-