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Blog: Culi­nary sum­mer trends in Graz

Kulinarische Sommertrends
© Manuela Pucher

In the last post I reported on the cocktail trends of the summer, this time it’s all about the culinary summer trends 2021 in Graz.

Trend #1: A menu for breakfast

The breakfast kit was yesterday, today there are menus for breakfast! THE breakfast trend of the summer was probably created by the traditional Fotter café. To get you in the perfect mood for the weekend, there’s always the Breakfast Club on Saturdays – a three-course summer breakfast menu. It starts with an aperitif (champagne, Bloody Mary or a non-alcoholic alternative), and the main course can be a bit more. Creative combinations are served, such as toasted farmhouse bread, free-range egg dish with pome oil, Eggs Benedict or toasted farmhouse bread with wild garlic spread and asparagus. To round off the meal, there’s a fine, sweet finish from the in-house bakery. This is how the weekend can start.

Kulinarische Sommertrends
© Manuela Pucher
Kulinarische Sommertrends
© Manuela Pucher
Kulinarische Sommertrends
© Manuela Pucher

Trend #2: Snackification

I don’t know about you, but it’s hard for me to decide on a dish. I’d love to eat my way through the entire menu every time I go to a restaurant. Besides, large portions are especially hard on the stomach in the summer heat. That’s why the new trend called snackification comes in handy. Different appetisers take the place of large portions. This not only has the advantage of not having to choose, but also brings variety to the plate.

Glöckl Bräu in the centre of Graz follows the trend with its Bierhaus Tapas and serves hearty classics like Käsespätzle, beef goulash and schnitzel with potato salad in a mini version to taste and enjoy.

Kulinarische Sommertrends
© Manuela Pucher
Kulinarische Sommertrends
© Manuela Pucher
Kulinarische Sommertrends
© Manuela Pucher
Kulinarische Sommertrends
© Manuela Pucher
Kulinarische Sommertrends
© Manuela Pucher

Trend #3: Local Food

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe already put it in similar words. “Why wander far and wide? See, the good lies so near”. Translated into culinary terms, this means giving preference to local and regional foods and ingredients. Especially in summer, the country’s gardens have a great variety of fruit and vegetables to offer. In this way, we can not only support the producers and farmers in the neighbourhood, but also put less strain on our climate.

On more and more menus, the origin of especially meat and fish is listed, and we can also pay attention to local food ourselves when shopping. Regional delicacies are offered at the farmers’ markets in Graz and the Gramm also sees itself as a regional organic greissler. With the concept of unpackaged, Styrian specialities, the small shop in Neutorgasse promotes regionality and the fair price of food.

Kulinarische Sommertrends
© Manuela Pucher
Kulinarische Sommertrends
© Manuela Pucher
Kulinarische Sommertrends
© Manuela Pucher

Which culinary summer trend are you already following? Feel free to write me on Instagram or Facebook! I wish you lots of fun with breakfast, snacks and local shopping and I hope to see you soon!

All the best, Manuela from Testesser