Schloss Dürnstein Relais & Chateaux
K&uumlchen(steh)party Küchen(steh)party
Sunday, April 6, 2014

This year’s Küchenparty will be somewhat of a small anniversary for us. For the 5th time, we are pleased to invite you the most casual event of the year beginning at 17:00. Watch the various cooks in action and help yourself to many delicious refreshments and endless delicacies at the various stations! You decide exactly what and how much you want to try and please take a seat wherever you find yourself comfortable—table reservations are impossible! If the weather is pleasant, the terrace will most certainly be open to enjoy.

Franz Josef Gritsch (from Mauritiushof in Spitz) and the Wandraschek family (red wine producers from Krems) will also bring prime selections from their cellars for you to try. Price: € 65.00

Reservierung

We would like to inform you that our restaurant will be open on this day for lunch between 12:00 and 13:00 and that the tables will need to be clear by 14:00. The restaurant will be closed during the evening.

Hotel guests are welcome to attend the Küchenparty, and we are also happy to provide restaurant recommendations nearby.
Grilling
A glass of wine, a beautiful view of the Danube, and additional charcoal-grilled specialties

You can experience these fine enjoyments every Thursday in July and August in good weather on our terrace. We begin by serving a variety of seasonal appetizers from our menu. Afterwards, you can help yourself from the grill’s offerings. There are delicious choices of meat, fish, shellfish, and vegetables with savory salads, sides, and sauces. To finish, order a dessert from the menu.

For the all-in price of € 58.00 per person

On these evenings there will be no à la carte available.
Starnacht aus der Wachau
For the 3rd year, an event called "Starnacht aus der Wachau" will take place in Rossatz, directly across from Dürnstein. In the past 2 years, this event's unique setting has attracted stars such as The Boss Hoss, Tony Christie, Andreas Gabalier, and Semino Rossi to the region.

Details for Starnacht 2014 will be forthcoming.
Corpus Christi Corpus Christi
The Feast of Corpus Christi (Fronleichnamsfest) is a Catholic solemnity celebrating the bodily presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. In the liturgy, it is known as the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, but regionally in Austria it is also known as Prangertag or Blutstag.

The holiday occurs on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday (60 days after Easter) and will occur this year on June 19.

A procession takes place after the Holy Mass which begins at 9:30. The town is thoroughly decorated with birch and ornaments. For decades, our altar in the hotel’s entrance has been a part of the procession through Dürnstein The locals, dressed in uniform, accompany their priest.
Lichterschwemme
For over 100 years, the Thiery family has released tiny burning lights onto the Danube. Until a few years ago, this tradition occurred alongside the summer solstice celebrations in the Wachau. Nowadays, wax-filled eggshells float down the river exactly one week after the solstice celebrations.

A spectacle that is both splendid and introspective, the event is not to be missed.

June 28, 2014 (unless there is strong rain)


Come reserve a spot in our restaurant to watch!
Elina Garanca Concert
Elina Garanca’s concert in the Göttweig Abbey’s courtyard is one of our current traditions. To celebrate this concert, which will take place on July 2, we will open our kitchen early afternoon for an “epicurean warm-up.”

Please contact us if you should be unable to obtain concert tickets! We sometimes have extra cards on hand for guests that make last-minute cancellations.
Summer Solstice Summer Solstice
Occurring June 21, one of the most spectacular events in the Wachau is the traditional summer solstice celebration with its picturesque scenery as Dürnstein becomes illuminated at dusk.

Secure your spot soon on our coveted Danube terrace where you will enjoy an exquisite and special solstice menu while experiencing one of the best views of the special celebration.
Gritsch & Löwenstein and Rasmus Kofoed Gritsch & Löwenstein and Rasmus Kofoed
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
18:00

Top-Chef Rasmus Kofoed


from the world-famous ”Geranium” in Copenhagen, which has 2 Michelin Stars and 19.5 Gault Millau Points, is staging a large dinner event. Kofoed is an acknowledged Bocuse d'Or legend, winning Bronze, Silver, and even Gold.

“Geranium” was also recently designated the best Skandinavian restaurant.

Weingut Mauritiushof Spitz

Mauritiushof, first built in the 13th century, was at that time an outpost for Benedictine monks from the Niederaltaich Abbey in Bavaria. The origins of the name “Mauritiushof” are from the neighboring parish church dedicated to St. Mauritius.
The historically-rich estate came under Gritsch Family ownership in 1799.

For this gala evening, Franz Josef Gritsch will pair and personally comment on Grüner Veltliner selections for every individual course.


Winery Heymann-Löwenstein

For the first time ever, we pleased to welcome the Heymann-Löwenstein family to our house. We are thrilled to include their wonderful Rieslings alongside wines from the Gritsch estate to complement the menu.

Over the course of the evening, one will certainly have ample opportunity to deepen one’s understanding of the world of wine together with Mr. and Mrs. Löwenstein.


Reservierung

We are currently taking reservations by phone at +43 2711 212 or by e-mail at hotel@schloss.at.

Please understand that prepayment is necessary in order for us to guarantee your reservation.

We would also like to communicate that at such events guests will be seated together at large tables. Table reservations will be received only for this event.

Food will not be served à la carte. Hotel guests are more than welcome to attend this event, or they can receive our top recommendations for nearby establishments. Because the menu is decided on in advance, the guest chefs for this event will be unable to accommodate specific dietary preferences (vegetarian, vegan, etc.).
Thomas Rode Andersen & Per Hallundbaek Thomas Rode Andersen & Per Hallundbaek
Thursday, April 10, 2014
19:00

“Fish heads interpret the spring season in the Wachau” - Thomas Rode Andersen and Per Hallundbaek

Thomas Rode Andersen

from the restaurant Kong Hans Kælder in Copenhagen and Per Hallundbaek from the restaurant Falsled Kro in Millinge, together with the hotel’s head chef, Hans Zusser plan to serve a six-course menu. Thomas Rode Andersen is famous for his “stone-age diet” which eschews almost all carbohydrates.

Being awarded 1 Michelin Star and #3 in Denmark, directly behind the back-then Restaurant magazine’s Best Restaurant in the World “Noma,” validated his culinary vision.

Per Hallundbaek

cooks at a small countryside establishment with emphasis on wild-caught fish as well as vegetables and herbs taken from his own garden.

His restaurant earned 92 Points from Falstaff Magazine (Michelin does not evaluate restaurants outside of Denmark’s major cities) and ranks #9 in Denmark alongside some of the best in the world.

Menu

Each of the chefs will prepare two courses. Thilde Maarbjerg, Thomas Rode Andersen’s wife, will be responsible for the meal’s wine pairings. As Kong Hans Kælder’s sommelier, she manages the restaurant’s extensive wine cellar and looks after her guests with care.

The full menu will be disclosed shortly.

Cost per person: € 235.00
Includes an aperitif, table setting, amuse-bouche, and coffee


Reservations for April 10

We are currently taking reservations by phone at +43 2711 212 or by e-mail at hotel@schloss.at.

Please understand that prepayment is necessary in order for us to guarantee your reservation.

We would also like to communicate that at such events guests will be seated together at large tables. Table reservations will be received only for this event.

Food will not be served à la carte. Hotel guests are more than welcome to attend this event, or they can receive our top recommendations for nearby establishments. Because the menu is decided on in advance, the guest chefs for this event will be unable to accommodate specific dietary preferences (vegetarian, vegan, etc.).
Schubertiade
Come visit the Wachau and enjoy the three-day festival featuring Schubert’s music in the historical monastery! When Schubert’s melodies permeate Dürnstein for the sixth year, nature, culture, poetry, and music will harmonize and unite with one another. The delightful music is sure to romanticize and enchant!

This year’s Schubertiade will take place from April 25 to April 27 in Dürnstein’s monastery.