This sweet Austrian dish, akin to a pancake but served cut into small pieces, is one of the region's most famous dishes. All of the mountain restaurants in Hoch-Imst have Kaiserschmarren on the menu and you can guarantee it will be freshly made and prepared from scratch. One especially popular variety of the dish known as 'Süße Hüttenschmarren' is served at the Latschenhütte. Landlady Mrs Waltraud Nothdurfter prepares this delicacy according to an old, traditional family recipe.
These round dumplings are a well-loved classic in Austria and can also be ordered at any of the restaurants. The Kasknödel or cheese dumplings served at the Muttekopfhütte are a particular favourite, along with a spinach version on the menu at the Untermarkter Alm. If you want to try something a bit different, go for the hearty '3 Guaten' at the Muttekopfhütte. The '3 Guaten' is a mixture of three different types of dumpling, and the best part: There's a different combination on the menu day. Some classics include spinach, mushroom or beetroot dumplings.
The origins of the chef explains the presence of this delicious East Tyrolean speciality on the menu at Muttekopfhütte. Handmade pasta parcels stuffed with potato, garlic and herbs are made with love and extra special care.
Of course, it wouldn't be a good meal without something to wash it down with. Alongside handmade juices, lemonades, beers and shandies, and local, UV-filtered, decalcified well water, the landlords and ladies of Hoch-Imst all have a generous stock of fine wines. 'There's no such thing as too much enjoyment', is the motto adorning the top of the wine menu at Muttekopfhütte. Standard wines such as Lagrein and Edelvernatsch are available, alongside special wines from Austria and South Tyrol, chosen (and tested) by head chef Andy.
All landladys and landlords offer high-quality, home produced or local ingredients in their recipes.