October to November culinary highlights
With our dishes of pumpkin, tubers, apples, pears, elderberries, plums and mushrooms, the transition into the colder season becomes a pleasure!
At the Danube Tower, seasonal ingredients such as mushrooms, elderberries and plums are brought to the fore from September to November. The menu offers a varied selection of dishes inspired by these ingredients.
Starters include the Erdäpfel-Buttermilchkaltschale with sour chanterelles, while the mushroom risotto with peach-rosemary honey, marscarpone and pine nuts is the main course.
The Schwammerlrostbraten with chanterelles and roasted onion broth and the Seesabilingsfilet with chanterelle goulash are also recommended.
Schwammerl, also known as mushrooms, are extremely versatile and flavorful in the culinary arts. They can be eaten raw or cooked and are used in numerous dishes, including soups, sauces, side dishes and main courses.
Mushrooms have a unique flavor and firm texture that makes them the perfect ingredient for stews, stir-fries and casseroles. They are also a popular addition to pasta, risotto and pizza.
There are many types of mushrooms, from champignons to porcini and chanterelles, and each variety has its own unique flavor and uses. Many types of mushrooms also have health benefits, as they are rich in nutrients such as protein, vitamins and minerals.
The plum is a popular fruit in culinary and cooking, often used in sweet dishes and desserts. The juicy fruit has a sweet, slightly tart flavor and a dark blue to purple color. Plum jam, plum cake and plum dumplings are just a few of the many delicious dishes that can be made from plums.
Plums are also often used to make brandy or liqueurs. In some countries they are also used in savory dishes, such as an ingredient in sauces or as a garnish for meat dishes.
Elderberry is a versatile plant that is widely used in culinary arts. The dark berries of the elderberry bush are often made into jams, jellies or syrups and are also good for making liqueurs.
Elderberry flowers are often used to make tea or syrup and have a sweet, floral flavor. The blossoms can also be breaded and deep-fried to create crunchy and aromatic side dishes.
In many parts of Europe, elderberry is used as an ingredient in a variety of culinary specialties and is popular for its unique flavor and health benefits.
However, the Danube Tower relies not only on mushrooms, elderberries and plums, but also on autumnal ingredients such as pumpkin, pear, apple and tubers.
The pumpkin salad with parsnip and mustkat pumpkin cream soup with black pudding prosciutto and pumpkin seed oil are delicious starters, while main courses include a Styrian chicken supreme with braised mushroom ragout and sweet potatoes, and tender venison with elderberry pulp and palffy dumplings.
Finally, there is a selection of delicious desserts such as the "Hot Love from the Plum" or "White Chocolate meets Apple Strudel".
In summary, the Danube Tower offers a wide range of autumnal dishes that perfectly capture the aromas and flavors of the season.
Pears are a delicious and versatile fruit that can be used in a variety of culinary ways. The sweet, juicy fruit can be eaten raw or used in a variety of sweet and savory dishes.
Pears are especially good in desserts, such as in pear pie, pear strudel, or pear compote. They can also be used as an accompaniment to meat dishes, such as in pear red cabbage or in hearty salads.
Pears are a rich source of fiber and vitamins and can be prepared in a variety of ways, whether baked, steamed, grilled or boiled.
There are many varieties of pears, including Williams pears, Conference pears or Abate pears, each with different flavors and textures. The choice of pear variety can have a significant impact on the aroma and flavor of a dish.
Overall, the pear is a delicious and versatile fruit that can be used in many different dishes and is a popular culinary choice.
Pumpkin is a versatile and popular ingredient in culinary arts. There are numerous types of pumpkins, including Hokkaido, butternut, nutmeg squash and more. They can be used in many different dishes, from hearty soups and stews to sweet pies and desserts.
Pumpkin is also a healthy ingredient and rich in fiber and vitamins. Its mildly sweet flavor adds a special touch to many dishes and can be enhanced with spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg or ginger to add even more flavor.
During the fall season, pumpkin dishes are especially popular, such as pumpkin soup, pumpkin risotto or pumpkin pie. Pumpkin can also be grilled or roasted and works well as a side dish or as a main ingredient in salads.
Pumpkins are also often carved for Halloween and used as decorations. But even after the holiday, they can still be used in the kitchen by scooping out the flesh and turning it into delicious dishes.
Overall, pumpkin is a versatile and tasty ingredient that can be used in many different dishes and is a popular culinary choice.
Apple is one of the most famous and popular fruits in culinary. There are countless varieties of apples, differing in taste, color and texture, which can be used in many different dishes.
Apples are especially popular in desserts such as apple pie, apple strudel, and apple pancakes, but they can also be used in savory dishes such as apple red cabbage, apple sauerkraut, or as a side dish with pork and chicken.
Apples are an excellent source of fiber, vitamins and antioxidants and can be enjoyed raw or cooked. They can be steamed, roasted or baked to enhance their flavor and texture.
In addition to their culinary value, apples are also a symbol of health and nutrition and are often eaten as a snack. In many cultures, apples are also valued for their symbolic meaning, such as a symbol of good luck, love, and fertility.
Overall, the apple is a versatile and delicious fruit that can be used in many different dishes and is a popular culinary choice.
Tubers are an important ingredient in culinary arts and are used in many different dishes. There are many types of tubers, such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, beets, carrots, radishes and more, each with different flavors and textures.
Potatoes are one of the most well-known and popular tubers in the culinary world and are prepared in many ways, such as French fries, potato gratin, and potato salad. Sweet potatoes are another popular tuber and are often used as a side dish or in sweet dishes such as sweet potato pie.
Tubers are a rich source of fiber, carbohydrates and vitamins and can be prepared in many different ways, whether boiled, fried, baked or grilled. They can be served as a side dish or main course and are a nutritious and versatile ingredient.
In many cultures, tubers are also valued for their symbolic meaning, such as a symbol of prosperity, health, or endurance.
Overall, tubers are an important ingredient in culinary arts and offer a variety of flavors and preparation options. They are a nutritious and delicious addition to many different dishes.
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