Let’s face it, when you are located that close to the Gosau lake and there is no other restaurant within a 3km radius, you can serve anything. Well, not sushi, perhaps – in order not to scare off the numerous Japanese tourists – but almost anything. For some reason, Gasthof Gosausee has decided to concentrate on game (fish would have been a more logical choice, if you ask me), but it also serves a Brettljause, calling it a “Classic Brettljause.”
It’s not classical in the sense that its taste will live for centuries, like the music of Mozart. It’s classic like in “don’t expect anything extraordinary.” It also does not contain anything that did not come from a supermarket. While surprisingly varied, especially when it comes to cheeses, this Brettljause does not contain a single ingredient that stands out in terms of taste. Put it simply, everything tastes the same – and the cheeses especially.
It’s not bad, it’s not good, and the only reason for my higher-than-average overall rating is the location, which is as beautiful as your tourist guide says. By the way, the hut at the second lake, reachable after a 1.5 hour long and slightly strenuous hike, has no Brettljause on the menu, so unless you are ready to take the cable car up the mountain, you don’t have much choice.