Feel Good Luxury and Gourmet Food
Kitzbühel, December 2018 – New General Manager, established “Feel Good Luxury“: Since summer of 2018 Gerhard Bosse leads the five star superior Kempinski Hotel Das Tirol in Jochberg, located in the Kitzbühel Alps, into a new era. The hotel manager, who is part of the Kempinski family for almost 25 years, managed the Kempinski hotels Suzhou in China, as well as the Kempinski hotels in Jakarta/Indonesia, in Belek/Turkey, the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi and the Grand Hotel Europe in St. Petersburg. Now he wears the traditional Tyrolean outfits…
…and, as a long-time skier, he enjoys the direct Ski-in & Ski-out facilities of the hotel just as much as the guests. Ski slopes and hiking trails start right at the doorstep. No other five star superior hotel in this region offers that! Gerhard Bosse: “It truely is unique having the hiking trails and ski slopes right next to our hotel! And – being abroad for many years – I experience this region, where everything is grown authentically over centuries, a little bit more intense. Everything feels like luxury to me: the landscape, the clean air as well as the warmth and straightforwardness of the people, which for Tyrol is infamous for.“. These characteristics are highly appreciated by our guests, who have travelled the whole world.
Culinary highlights all day long…
The 156 luxurious rooms and suites which are fully equipped with all amenities luxury accustomed traveller can wish for. The menu of the “Steinberg“ restaurant, in which the new executive chef Veronika Späth spoils and enchants the guest’s palate - with many regional ingredients, offers high-quality young Tyrolean cuisine made from herbs or products of the local farmers from the neighbourhood. The Lower Bavarian, who already demonstrated her cooking skills at Bayerischer Hof, in Mexico, and at the restaurant “Das Tegernsee“: “Although my native cuisine and the Tyrolean cooking share many similarities, the trend tends towards lighter dishes with more fish. Regarding a more conscious diet, this is being highly appreciated.” To take the guests wishes into account the culinary offer of the hotel has been adapted accordingly: Already at breakfast the guests are being indulged with fresh fish dishes, which also make the mouth water in anticipation for dinner…!
By the way…breakfast: At all times the buffet at Kempinski Hotel Das Tirol has been popular because of its richness and variety. Sous-chef Ben Moussa (previously e.g. Bachmeier Weissach am Tegernsee) complements this amongst others with Superfood offers. The nutrition expert from the Ivory Coast explains: “More and more we recognize that many guests pay heed to a healthy breakfast.” “Breakfast à la Ben” is finely seasoned, light, with lots of seeds, nuts and kernels. “And our avocado-creations are always most guests favourite!“
The newest hit of F&B-director Valentin Mörschel, who manages the whole gastronomy: The Afternoon-Tea, in Europe, a very rarely offered Russian specialty - with fruits, juices, rosemary and thyme. Not only a power booster for those who just return from hiking, biking, golf or skiing. Another highlight: the walk-in wine cabinet which can be visited before or after dinner, including many noble wines of young Austrian and German - but also exotic - wine-growers. In any case you can literally taste that the wine experts of the hotel regularly meet the wine-growers personally. The Kempinski Hotel Das Tirol compromises on nothing...
Culinary delights at Sra Bua
The hotel´s pleasure- and gourmet-hit is the euro-asian Fine-Dining-Restaurant Sra Bua (lotus flower field) culinary managed by Munich based celebrity chef Frank Heppner. The expert of the light Asian cuisine, who operates the food oasis together with chef Veronika Späth, improved his far eastern cooking skills at Sra Bua, inspired by his experiences e.g. in Hongkong, Vietnam, Thailand, Korea and the Philippines. Frank Heppner´s philosophy: „If you stand still, you go backwards!“ Along these lines, you can still find Sra Bua classics like the legendary coconut fish soup, the curry creations or the Korean national dish with beef called “Bulgogi“ on the menu. But also Frank Heppner explored the magic of intense wild herbs e.g. the typical lawn herbs nettle and dandelion, which are the “stars” in the modern, delicate and light Wild Herbs Salad. Heppner “It comes with health and wellness benefits!“
Moreover, Frank Heppner places great importance to the presentation of the food: “For my euro-asian dishes the visual appearance is as important as the taste. His examples: The king prawns sautéed in garlic or mint oil, the Backhendl-Tempura (roast chicken Tempura), the Hummer in Curry and so on. “I will never create an Wiener Schnitzel with any asian sauce, but you can find the Ochsenbackerl (ox cheeks) with a Vietnamese Hoisin-sauce, because its taste simply matches with Sra Bua – accompanied by wasabi-potato foam and ginger-figs… !“
If Frank Heppner talks about his passion, you should take some time - or directly book a table at Sra Bua. With his Souschef Carolin Leidecker (26), who has also gained lots of experience in the Asian cuisine, she completes the classic dishes with new creations for dinner from now on.
A very interesting review by the cosmopolitan cuisine artist Frank Heppner about our taste:
„Everything has become more refined and international, because the people are more open- minded towards new flavours since they travel more often. My cuisine is very complex. With an attractive visual appearance and of course a great aroma I want to spread a feeling of happiness at Sra Bua! Personally, it imposes me that a global brand like Kempinski decided on an euro-asian restaurant in the Kitzbühel-region. However, the success speaks for itself: many locals come and visit us again and again…”
About Kempinski Hotel Das Tirol:
Das Tirol offers 156 spacious rooms and suites with panoramic views of the surrounding mountain scenery. A particular advantage is the location of the Kempinski hotel with its immediate proximity to the ski slopes in the middle of the extensive ski area in the Kitzbuehel Alps. The 3,600 m2 spa area of the hotel offers exclusive products and a wide range of spa treatments, movement therapy, relaxation and recreation. The Steinberg restaurant with modern Tyrolean cuisine for the breakfast buffet and dinner and the Pan-Asian restaurant Sra Bua by Frank Heppner with around 40 seats cater for all tastes. The culinary offer is complemented by a bar and a lobby with a fireplace on the first floor and the Mountain Health Bar offering delicious snacks in the hotel.
Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now comprises a portfolio of 76 five-star hotels and residences in 34 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and The Americas. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts, and prestigious residences. Each one imbues the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands.
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