Fidelio Restaurant at Schloss Elmau Resort Review
Schloss Elmau is a luxury resort in the southern Bavaria region of Germany that is situated in the foothills of the majestic mountain range for which Bavaria is famous.
In addition to a peaceful, nature-filled setting, it has a host of restaurants on its property for guests to enjoy.
Schloss Elmau concentrates heavily on the food it offers and it has paid off; one of its restaurants, Luce d’Oro, has been awarded a Michelin star and a Wine Spectator award.
Luce d’Oro was unfortunately closed the night I was at Schloss Elmau, but I was still fortunate to get to try one of the resort’s other restaurants, Fidelio, an upscale Italian restaurant. I was not disappointed. It was one of the best meals I had in the region and I’m glad it was on my Bavaria travel itinerary.
Fidelio has both an indoor and outdoor area and my mom and I were seated on the outdoor patio.
It was a wonderfully pleasant night out and the patio overlooked the long fountain in the middle of the grand entrance road to Schloss Elmau’s luxurious hotel lobby. Beyond it, rocky mountains loomed on the landscape and the Bavarian-inspired architecture of the hotel swung around us to my right.
Sitting indoors at Fidelio doesn’t lose out on the cool ambiance, either. Large curtains are draped around tables, giving the dining room an elegant and more intimate feel.
We started out the meal with a refreshing glass of Verano, an iced wine-based drink that is similar to sangria, and perused the menu.
The food at Fidelio incorporates in fresh ingredients and spices, which bring out the flavors of the main ingredients without overpowering them.
My first course was a pasta with tomatoes, artichokes, and beans. The sauce elevated this pasta to a new delicious stratosphere, giving it a buttery and garlicky goodness.
Next up for me was a fish dish served with a creamy risotto that when eaten together gave the fish a fresh basil flavor. I love a good risotto and it’s hard to find one, so I was really excited to devour this dish.
My mom started out with with salmon with apples and field herbs, and then got the veal sirloin with turnip cabbage and potatoes for her main course. She also greatly enjoyed her meal.
I took the suggestion of the server and paired my food with a light red wine, Dolcetta d’albo 2009, which came from the Piedmont region of Italy.
Dessert was a succulent peach with almonds and melted ricotta cheese. I’ll admit I was a bit dubious about braised fruit for dessert, but it was so good.
We left Schloss Elmau with full, happy stomachs, and I hope to go back one day and try the rest of the restaurants at the resort. You can learn more about the resort here.
Note: I was provided a complimentary meal at Fidelio during my time at Schloss Elmau, but — as always — my opinions and review of the establishment are completely my own.