Enjoying a superb Summit Dinner is the best way to understand why James Bond has chosen the ice Q as a film shooting location. The one-of-a-kind Alpine scenery coupled with palate-tickling specialties and a fine selection of wines, accompanied by smooth jazz music promises a truly unforgettable evening – encircled by a starry blue sky at 3048 meters altitude.

I took part in this wonderful experience, soaking up a bit of this very special atmosphere.

Summit Dinner Sölden
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First stop: Gaislachkogl Middle Station

And off we go! The Gaislachkogl mountain gondola takes me up to the middle station where aperitif and amuse gueule are served. A nice start into a memorable evening.

But I don’t stay here – I am on the way to take a look behind the scenes of the unrivaled Summit Dinner.

As soon as I reach the Gaislachkogl top station I can’t believe my eyes – a sparkling glass cube encircled by uninterrupted panoramic views of the picture-book Alpine scenery.

Similar to a picture postcard, but much better.

An enthralling experience

Managing director Valentino Schwarz and his expert crew take care of all preparations and fine tuning works before the first guests arrive.

And what’s best, today is a very special moment for a young couple in love: the ice Q will play a really outstanding role in their future lives.

So let’s accomplish the next TOP Secret mission at the Hot Spot in the Alps!

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In my opinion, nowadays it’s not enough to serve only food and drink. We want to create this special WOW effect.”

Valentino Schwarz, Host at the ice Q


And it was exactly this WOW effect that made the fine gourmet dishes, created by kitchen chef Patrick Schnedl and his excellent team, a unique experience: a marvelous six-course dinner menu served at the highest level.

Summit Dinner Romantik
© Tanja Stockhausen

Marriage proposal above 3000 meters

This time it’s not James Bond but Marvin Spinhoff who is on an almost “Secret Mission”: code name “marriage proposal”.

A very outstanding place for his sophisticated plan. And Marvin proposed to Tanja in style, surrounded by no less than 250 mountain peaks in a highly romantic setting. This is probably what every women dreams of.

Of course, Tanja said “yes”.

Wishing you all the best from the bottom of our hearts and good luck for your future life together. See you soon in Sölden again!

A noble finish

There is nothing better to end a wonderful evening than with a fine Grappa Nonino from the 6.3 liter Imperial Bottle of Italy’s Piemonte Region.

Warm, velvety, with a long finish, lovely aromatic nuances and fruity notes of apricot, vanilla and bitter almond – a truly noble spirit.

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  • Every Wednesday from 04 January to 22 March 2017
  • Reservation absolutely required
  • Uphill gondola ride: 6.00 pm / downhill: 10.00 pm
  • Parking lots at the base station of Gaislachkogl Gondola
  • Direct access from the mountain gondola to the ice Q
  • Call for reservations T 0043 664 96 09 368

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Vanessa Gstrein

Author Vanessa Gstrein

… lives in the Ötztal Valley and knows a lot of insider tips. Whether on a hiking trip or ski day – the camera is always with her to capture the beautiful moments and share it with the community.

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