Obauer - a gourmet restaurant in the suburbs of Salzburg
I believe that we travel the world not only for visual experiences but also for unique gastronomic encounters. Salzburg and its surroundings have several restaurants where fine cuisine enthusiasts go, considering sightseeing as a secondary goal. One of these establishments is situated in the town of Werfen, which is about 50 kilometers away from Salzburg.
The Obauer restaurant is named after the Obauer brothers who are the chefs. While most travelers visit Werfen to explore the enormous caves covered in centuries-old ice and climb up to the ancient fortress of Hohenwerfen, there are also those who do not need any caves and castles, because Werfen is home to one of the best restaurants in Europe!
The brothers Rudolf and Karl were born in the village of Werfen in the family of a famous Austrian restaurateur. After receiving culinary education in Salzburg, since 1979, they have taken up the gastronomic business professionally, having worked for 15 years in famous restaurants in Austria, France, and Belgium. After years of working abroad, the brothers returned to their native village of Werfen, where they opened their own restaurant, hotel, butcher shop and delicatessen store.
In 1996, the restaurant Obauer received two Michelin Guide stars at once, which happens extremely rarely. Commonly, stars are awarded one by one.
The Oubauer restaurant received 98.50 points out of 100 in the top 1000 best restaurants in the world according to the La Liste catalog 2024.
In 2023, the restaurant received a rating of 5 hoods and 19 points out of 20 from the haute cuisine guide Gault&Millau.
In 2023, Falstaff, a magazine about elite cuisine and wines, awarded the Obauer brothers 2nd place as the best chefs in Austria. Out of 100 possible points, the Obauer restaurant received 99 for service, dishes, wine selection and atmosphere.
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