25 years of bar culture | A culinary journey in Lower Austria

Finally. Spring has arrived in the country. Temperatures are rising and the first harbingers of spring are stretching towards the sun. Culinary tours to Lower Austria are ideal at this time of year to get to know the country and its people.

It has been there for 25 years The pub culture of Lower Austria the promise of culinary quality. “In order to sweeten the stay in our bars for families with children, we have developed a range of games together with the game box in the bars. It is a well-known fact that pleasure and entertainment go hand in hand with us,” emphasizes Harald. the pollsLower Austria president of pub culture.

Today there are 200 companies that carry the green-oval seal of quality. High-quality basic products, mostly adapted to the region and the season, are worked to perfection in the kitchens of the local lodges. The dishes are interpreted in a modern way, served with a bit of hospitality. But it’s the overall package that makes bar culture what it is: the country’s premier culinary initiative.


Sustainability that tastes good

die hospitality flea Lower Austria is considered a pioneer of sustainability in the hospitality culture association. This is mainly thanks to the host. Josef Floh, who usually wears a straw hat, is believed to be not only a top chef but also a host. Together with his wife Elisabeth, memorable bar cuisine is served in the organically certified business. Focused on value and committed to sustainability, the lodging duo has relied on its own high-quality products since 1994. In addition to knives and forks, garden shears are served to guests so they can pick the treasures of the herb garden themselves. What the flea does not produce comes from the region. The basic rule is this: meat, vegetables, etc. are produced within a 66 kilometer radius. The wine list is in good shape, and its breadth is anything but typical. Despite the high level of culinary art, the flea has a pleasant bar atmosphere. This also applies to the summer stall, the Donaugartl – a natural oasis, where the bar’s kitchen fades into the background for a short time.

Flea pub recipe tips

Sheep cream cheese with granola and sunflower seeds

A culinary journey in Lower Austria

Recipe by Josef Floh, Gastwirtschaft Floh / Recipe for 6 servings

The ingredients

  • 200 g sheep cream cheese

  • 100 g sheep yogurt

  • 1 EL Honig

  • Seasonal fruits

granola / Recipe for 10 people

  • 50 ml of water

  • 2 Rapsol

  • 2 tablespoons of organic granulated sugar

  • 2 spoons of organic honey

  • 250 g spelled or oats

  • 30 g sunflower seeds

  • 30 g Bio-Amaranth gepoppt

  • salt, cinnamon

the preparation


  • Boil water, oil, sugar and honey

  • Gradually stir in the rest of the ingredients

  • Bake in the oven or on baking paper for about 15 minutes at 160°C.

  • Stir the granola over the tube frequently so that it has a uniform color. Tip: Store granola tightly in screw-top jars

Sheep cream cheese:

  • Mix cream cheese and yogurt with honey

  • Arrange on the plate using a ring

  • Add some granola

  • Topped with fresh seasonal fruit, as well as mint and lemon balm

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