Celebrate your adventurous foray into the eerie citadel with a wonderful dining experience in Queen Marie’s tea house. Queen Marie, given ownership of the castle in 1920, turned an old barn located at the foot of the castle hill into a quaint tea house. It was then recently renovated under the patronage of Dominik von Hapsburg, Marie’s grandson who now owns the estate.
Expect an indulgent and private 3-course dinner including wine from Transylvania’s local regions. A few samples from the tea house’s 2022 menu include:
– Homemade duck pâté with duck lark, wild berries chutney and crostini,
– Butter with salt crystals and truffles
– Zacusca – local vegetarian spread dish with vegetables and truffles
– Smoked fish tartar (trout and salmon), capers and lime
– Roasted beef with potatoes, puree with truffles, asparagus cream and salted butter with truffle
– Risotto with saffron, artichokes, dried tomatoes, green vegetables and parmesan
– Coliva – the traditional funeral dessert & Count dessert – a traditional Romanian dessert made with boiled wheat, walnuts, sugar, cinnamon and rum.