Hochkonig, is one of the most popular skiing areas in Salzburgerland; famous for the Königstour (an easy to follow 32km skiing route) and the Bue Tomato Kings Park . Mid way through the day on a dreamy, blue-skied Sunday, we checked out the Kaiserschmarrn at Zapferl Alm.
If you have been to Hochkönig, you probably know which Alm this is. It’s located at the bottom of the park, beside the Kings Cab, and the restaurant marks the start of that lovely long blue run that takes you through the trees back to the car park in Mühlbach.
We sat outside in the terrace with the sun beaming down on us and gazed at the staggering mountain range that dominates the backdrop. We (two friends and I) decided to share a Schmarrn – usually a wise option when you have already eaten a stuffy main course! A friendly and fast table service meant that we didn’t have long to wait until the Kaiserschmarrn arrived.
The Kaiserschmarrn was presented in a lovely, piping hot pan, but the portion size wasn’t particularly justifiable for three of us to share.
Javi commented on the Apfelmus ‘It’s is very creamy, you can really taste the apples so you know it’s natural’. Dani added ‘and there’s a lot of it which is good’.
This Kaiserschmarrn contained no raisins, and the pieces were an assortment of small, crispy fragments, to chunkier slabs. ‘I’d give fluffyness an eight’ said Dani, which is a pretty high score for this crucial texture element. The batter, however, was a bit too oily and this slightly offset the overall taste.
All in all the guys gave it 7.5/10 and 8/10. This, combined with the positive experience (the stunning surrounding, easy location and friendly atmosphere), Zapferl Alm is a must for anyone spending a day in Hochkönig. It’s perfect for a terrace sunbathe, a pre-last run Apres ski, and of course a Kaiserschmarrn.
Check out the website at http://www.zapferlalm.at/