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Gault&Millau 2023

Restaurant Rosengarten Awarded 2 Toques

Restaurant Rosengarten has again been awarded 14.5 points and two toques in the Gault&Millau 2023, the 44th edition of Austria’s renowned restaurant guide. The Gault&Millau Guide’s publishers now think of the culinary philosophy that focuses on authenticity, origin and sustainability from purchase to processing as a long-term development rather than a short-lived trend. At the Rosengarten, we consider it an obligation that makes your gourmet experience unique.

‘We’re very pleased with the renewed confirmation of our toques. This recognition is proof that we’re on the right track with our concept of simply delivering good cuisine to our guests. At the Rosengarten, our focus is clear – real, authentic, no frills, but of the highest quality. Congratulations to our entire team!’

What the Gault&Millau 2023 Judges Had to Say

‘The former five-toque chef has retained his high culinary standards, but, of course, the bistro is now a little smaller. Incidentally, the bread served at the table is excellent, as is the accompanying salted butter and lard. In the evenings, the four-course menu has a distinctly Austrian flavour. The flamed Reinanke with cauliflower, fennel and beurre blanc shows that Simon Taxacher and his chef Benjamin Spielmann have mastered harmonious combinations with playful ease. Choosing the tasty butcher’s cut for a steak instead of a bland fillet is a smart decision that also makes financial sense. Schnitzel lovers also have the choice between having veal or pork. The Brixentaler Almschwein simply tastes better. The dessert menu is small but excellent, the wine selection large and equally as good.’

Gault&Millau 2023
Facts & Figures

The Gault&Millau judges scrutinised no fewer than 762 restaurants for the 2023 edition and awarded a total of 1,486 toques. Gault&Millau was founded in France in 1969 by journalists Henri Gault and Christian Millau. The first Austrian edition was published in 1980. The Austria Guide is published by Martina and Karl Hohenlohe. Up to 2022, the Gault&Millau ratings had been modelled on the French school grading system, on a scale from 0 to 19.5 points. In fact, grades were awarded from 11 for ‘average cuisine’, to the ‘highest grade for the world’s best restaurants’ of 19.5 points. According to the Code, the maximum score of 20 points is never awarded because ‘only the good Lord, no human being, can determine perfection’. From 2023 onwards, this points system will no longer be used; instead, restaurants will be rated with 1 to a maximum of 5 black and red toques.