Tempting Villach

Sample, savour, succumb

Österreich Kärnten Kulinarik Kärntner Kasnudel Region Villach

Delicious. The way to your heart is through your stomach. And holidays in the Villach Region are no exception – whether you like good plain cooking or gourmet. A region to enjoy.

Alps-Adriatic cuisine. Take a seat. Where? On a sunny terrace on the lake, in a traditional chalet up in the mountains, in an elegant gourmet restaurant, in a cosy country inn or a leafy garden under the chestnut trees. The food served in the Villach Region not only reflects the proud traditions of Carinthian specialities, but also pays homage to the entire Alps-Adriatic area. With delicious influences from Italy and Slovenia.


Authentic and sophisticated. The chefs in the Villach Region love produce that grows locally and can be harvested fresh. Ways of preparing food that are imaginative yet rooted in a long tradition. Dishes that whet your appetite. It’s actually the seasons that dictate the ingredients. Above all: people are passionate about cooking in the heart of Carinthia. You can taste the difference.


Enjoy. Shall we make your mouth water? How about Carinthian-style giant ravioli topped with buttery breadcrumbs? Or a whitefish fresh from Lake Ossiach done in its own juices? A tender choice: lamb or beef from the surrounding alpine pastures. And for an in-between snack: Gail Valley cheese and sliced smoked ham.

In the Villach Region the southern lifestyle alone stimulates the senses and therefore your appetite. Here in the mild climate on the sunny side of the Alps, fruit and vegetables grow particularly well. As you can see from the colourful selection on display at the farmers’ markets and farm shops. Other culinary hot spots in the region: the wonderful coffee shops, Italian bistros, well-stocked wine bars and patisseries with their famed cakes and pastries.



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