In the heart of Southern Burgenland and close to the border with Hungary, Gasthaus Csencsits has established itself in recent years as a wonderful gourmet address in an idyllic setting marked by forests and exceptional vineyards.
Melanie and Jürgen Csencsits have turned this family-style eatery into an institution of regionally focused cuisine, a meeting point for far-travelled gourmets as well as for locals. Hidden behind the modest façade is a spacious room concept with dark décor and colour accents provided by contemporary art. On warm days, the goings-on are transposed out onto the broad terrace.
|Thursday||11:30 - 15:00||17:30 - 21:30|
|Friday||11:30 - 15:00||17:30 - 21:30|
|Saturday||11:30 - 15:00||17:30 - 21:30|
|Sunday||11:30 - 15:00||17:30 - 21:30|
Sommelier: Melanie Csencsits
The regional focus is also confirmed by the wine list. At its heart are wines from Southern Burgenland, many of which are represented in a full range of vintages and in larger formats.
The fact that an exciting selection doesn’t necessarily have to be large in scope is evidenced very pointedly here: A preference for Burgenland reds as well as whites, some from Germany, France or southern neighbouring regions, little in the way of mainstream, and always with a considerable selection of open wines tailored to the menu itself. As a local speciality, Uhudler Frizzante is served as an aperitif, while alcohol-free enjoyment is provided by homemade juices.
The rye, spelt and walnut breads served with fine spreads are baked in-house. Also homemade are their fruit syrups including elderberry and lemon-rosemary.
Jürgen Csencsits also showcases his inspirational power in catering as well as multi-course menus served at select locations. From creative buffets to a classic Southern Burgenland wedding menu, everything is possible.
One very special event at Gasthaus Csencsits is the Bohemian Fair (annually in July), with a delectable selection of regional dishes such as knuckle of pork and fried chicken accompanied by Stare Brno beer. The music performed by a traditional banda provides for a high-spirited atmosphere.
Southern Burgenland has its own unique flair: The idyllic “Cellar Quarters” of Heiligenbrunn and Moschendorf with their thatched buildings; the wine regions of the Eisenberg and Csaterberg, the latter also being a particularly worthwhile excursion destination.
Culture Tips: Schloss Erdödy, Schlaining and Güssing Castles. Csaterberg Stone Museum with its collection of fossilized wood, the village of Bildein with its “Wine Archive”, WeinKulturHaus and the Burgenland Geschichte(n)haus history museum.
Shopping Tips: Regional specialities at the Blumentalladen in Grosspetersdorf; Elpons lamb products in Bildein featuring Bovec sheep.
Hotel Tip: Wohnothek am Ratschen, Deutsch-Schützen. www.wohnothek.at
4 course menu with an aperetif p. person€ 64,-