Martin Sieberer, is the Austrian Tyrol region's only chef with three Gault Millau toques. Since 2001 his gourmet establishments at the Hotel Trofana Royal have been getting top marks every year.
800 g Rack of venison with ribs
Herb oil for marinade
Finely chopped juniper
500 g Potatoes
75 g Parmesan
50g Egg yolk
100 g blanched chestnuts
150g Brussel sprouts
Salt, pepper, thyme, chopped parsley
Remove bones, fat and sinews from the venison backs. Rub the meat with herb oil and chopped juniper and marinate overnight in a cool place.
Heat the butter until frothy then brown the venison briefly on both sides. Allow the venison to rest for 10 minutes.
Cook and mash the potatoes then knead together with the remaining ingredients to form a dough. Pinch off small gnocchi-sized pieces and cook in boiling water until they float. Drain well. Fry the gnocchi with the brussel sprouts and blanched chestnuts in butter over a low heat. Season to taste with salt, pepper, thyme and chopped parsley.
Serve the venison on the groestl.