Simon Taxacher – Rosengarten Hotel – Kirchberg, Austria

Simon Taxacher – Gastronomy at the mountains

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Aschauerstrasse 46, 6365 Kirchberg, Tirol, Austria
0043 5357 4201

Chef: Simon Taxacher

Chef Simon Taxacher is definitely one of Austria’s most known and best chefs and his restaurant in Kirchberg in Tirol is where he serves his vision on today’s gastronomy. The restaurant is part of the luxury Rosengarten hotel, a place where top gastronomy, modern design, wellbeing and nature are mixed into an epic Alpine experience.

The hotel is a modern and luxurious hotel located close to famous Kitzbühel, one of the top ski resorts in Austria. The municipality Kirchberg in Tyrol is a cosy place with great atmosphere. In winter, it is all about skiing here, with 170 kilometres of slopes in the surrounding mountains. In summer, hiking and golf are popular activities.

The Rosengarten hotel is member of the Relais & Châteaux affiliation and is positioned as one of the most luxurious and most modern properties of the area. Innovative design is merged with tradition, authenticity, and 21st century luxury. The interior of the hotel combines minimalistic and metropolitan design, resulting in a clean, warm ensemble. The hotel features comfort rooms, superior rooms and diverse suites. All rooms are named after produce used at the hotel’s kitchen, like ‘Homard’, ‘Safran’, or ‘Bordeaux’. In each room you will enjoy a view on the surrounding mountains or forests, and from the cosy terraces, one can fully enjoy these views. Sandra Kobald, partner of Taxacher ensures all guests an unforgettable stay at this luxurious family hotel.

The gourmet restaurant Simon Taxacher is located at the backside of the Rosengarten hotel, offering stunning views on the mountains. The interior of restaurant Simon Taxacher has a beautiful design. A solid wooden floor and brown and golden accents create a warm atmosphere that is accentuated by subtle, modern black art and wooden branches throughout the restaurant. The view on the nature and mountains complete the unique atmosphere. From most of the tables, guests have a dynamic view inside the kitchen through a horizontal window adjacent to the dining room.

Chef Simon Taxacher gained experience in fine dining at several restaurants in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. In 2000, he took over the family restaurant and created his first gourmet restaurant ‘Rosengarten’. Throughout the years, the culinary evolution grew the restaurant into one of Austria’s finest restaurants and received several awards. In 2010, the name of the restaurant changed to Simon Taxacher together with the opening of his luxurious Rosengarten hotel.

Simon’s philosophy: “I don’t think of cooking as an art, more a harmonious gathering of details. For me, the focus is on the produce – top quality is the prerequisite of successful preparation. I try to give my best every day and make the best of the available produce”.

Taxacher’s cooking vision is about using the very best products. His cooking is definitely modern but he still uses also some of the typical Alpine ingredients like Tyrolean char and lamb. International top ingredients are important as well. This combination of local and international produce, modern cooking, and a stylish presentation, delivers perfect plated dishes. At Simon Taxacher you can enjoy the 7 courses tasting menu (174€), a 9 courses version (214€) or the 11 courses (256€).

Texturen 1:

Oyster with port onions.

Macaron of Brazil nuts with tartar of beef.

Seafood salad with Pulpo, lychee, miso, dried codfish cream, carrot.

Cream of barley.

Local dough sheet with sauerkraut.

Crisp of guinea fowl with hazelnut.

Shot of Jerusalem artichokes.

Eel, pumpkin and leek.


Foie gras covered in ashes, salsify, pigeon rosé, jus of pigeon and frozen blood orange.

Tyrolean char beautifully , buckwheat, parsley, bone marrow and imperial caviar.

Luma pork with fermented shallots and finished with black truffle

Catfish in combination with Catalonia chicory and fennel.

Saddle of lamb was served with yacón and okra plant. A very interesting and unusual combination.

Wagyu beef came with purple curry and Jerusalem artichokes.

Sundgauer Cheese Kaller from Maitre fromager Bernard Antony.

Garden sorrel, white chocolate, cranberry. Delicious!

Tyrolian Renette, brown butter, miso.

Textures 2:

“Wine Coup de Coeur”: 2010 Côte-Rôtie Fortis, Domaine du Monteillet: Excellent combination with the Wagyu beef. Nice syrah with aroma’s of black pepper, ripe red fruit and herbal notes. Long finish with enough minerality to bring balance.

Chef Taxacher presents an inventive cuisine where he combines the best ingredients Austria and Tyrol have with some international produce and seasoning.  Simon Taxacher in Kirchberg is a definitely a unique restaurant and not only because of its stunning location in the Austrian Alps but also because of the warm welcome, excellent food and stylish interior.



Be-Gusto score:                     8,9/10

Be-Gusto value for money: 8,8/10



We explored the region by car which is very accessible travelling from Belgium. Due to the support of Subaru for this trip who borrowed us a car. In the area the roads are in great condition and the surroundings are stunning. We hit the roads this time with a Subaru Outback, an excellent 4×4 that also performs very well in more demanding situations such as on ice and in snow. A first experience with the Subaru Outback which was very comfortable.

Thanks to some options such as the X-Mode / Hill Descent Control, which helps to automatically maintain a constant vehicle speed on descents, and the Vehicle Dynamics Control System, which detects strange behaviour from surrounding drivers, our trip became safer, easier and more comfortable.  


Simon Taxacher

Aschauerstrasse 46, 6365 Kirchberg, Tirol, Austria

Phone: +43 5357 4201


Pictures by Belgian Taste Buds

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2 Responses to “Simon Taxacher – Rosengarten Hotel – Kirchberg, Austria”
  1. Paul says:

    What is it with this car advertorial? Do you get paid for this? Or just the car for the trip? Unless it is your own car, a disclosure notice would be the legitimate thing to do, don’t you think? (same goes for comped meals, by the way).

  2. begusto says:

    Dear Paul,
    Thanks for your feedback. Indeed we had the opportunity to borrow this car from Subaru exclusively for this trip.