Hiking in Ischgl at the Paznaun equals pleasure for all senses. A true highlight for your taste buds is the Culinary Way of St. James. Hiking with a hefty serving of culinary delights, so to speak!
Hiking, eating, enjoying
When the first Culinary Way of St. James took place in 2008, nobody knew just how successful it would become. In cooperation with the chef of the century, Eckart Witzigmann, the Culinary Way of St. James started as an endeavour to improve the quality of the food served at the local Alpine Association huts. Today the event attracts gourmets and gourmands from all over the world.
The idea behind it: Internationally known top chefs are supposed to bring a breath of fresh air into the kitchens of five select mountain huts at the Paznaun. Then, the dishes created for the event remain on the respective hut’s menu for the rest of summer season. Culinary superstars meet rustic hut flair – high up in the mountains of the Paznaun.
Martin Sieberer (3 Gault-Millau Toques) is responsible for the coordination of the starchefs and their dishes.
Ischgl as part of the “Genussregion Österreich”
The popularity of the event isn’t surprising considering that the Paznaun is one of the “Genussregionen Österreich” (Austria’s culinary pleasure regions) since 2007. Its flagship product is primarily the Paznaun mountain cheese but also regional variations of bacon, sausages, honey and more.
On the five routes to the respective huts of the Culinary Way of St. James, five toque-awarded and starred chefs present the best of their creations. The motto being: “Leisurely hikes and culinary delights”.