Törggelen in Hotel Gasthof Huber – Indian summer in South Tyrol

As summer draws slowly to an end, and the brightly coloured leaves drift to the ground, autumn arrives in South Tyrol – bringing with it the well-loved Törggelen tradition.

Since time began, the Törggelen tradition after the grape harvest has been a part of farming life in South Tyrol. Törggelen began in Eisack Valley, but even in Hotel Gasthof Huber in Mühlbach above Gais in Pustertal, Törggelen goes back a long way.

In olden days, cattle and pigs were slaughtered in the autumn on Huber Farm in preparation for the winter. The fresh meat from the farm provided a feast for the farmer’s family, which otherwise subsisted on a meagre diet. To this day, the meat eaten in the traditional Törggelen dishes is sourced directly from the hotel’s own farm. Besides home-made sausage, smoked pork loin and spare ribs, there are also succulent knuckles of pork and veal.

Nor will those with a sweet tooth be disappointed by Törggelen; sweet doughnuts with apricot and pear fillings crown the feast. Nuts, fruit and roasted chestnuts complete the Törggelen evening in Hotel Gasthof Huber.

“Törggelen” involves sitting together in the farmhouse parlour to celebrate and eat in company. Fresh sauerkraut from regional suppliers is served on large platters, together with the meat specialities from the hotel farm. And Törggelen certainly wouldn’t be Törggelen without South Tyrolean “Schlutzkrapfen”, pasta shapes stuffed with spinach and curd cheese, or barley soup with smoked pork loin.

Reserve your table online well in advance for an unforgettable Törggelen evening in Hotel Gasthof Huber! Nothing pairs better with Törggelen than a wonderful walk through the area surrounding our hotel.