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Adjust Servings:
100 grams beluga lentils
3 shallots
2 slices streaky bacon
1 teaspoon Olive Oil
1/4 litre poultry stock
1/4 litre Cream
2 teaspoons Dijon Mustard
balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
Rioja Butter
4 shallots
1 sprig rosemary
1 tablespoon Butter
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/2 litre Rioja red wine
Cold Butter
12 sheatfish medallions each weighing about 50 grams, (The sheatfish resembles a catfish and is native to the Canube and some of its tributaries.)
a little corn oil
  • Serves 4
  • Medium


  • Rioja Butter

  • Sheatfish



Dijon Lentils

  1. Soak the lentils in cold water.
  2. Dice the shallots and bacon finely, and gently fry for a while in a little olive oil.
  3. Blanch the lentils in boiling salted water for 2 minutes, drain, rinse with cold water, and add to the bacon and shallots.
  4. Pour, in the stock, bring to the boil, and reduce somewhat before adding the cream and then reducing a little more until thickened.
  5. Add Dijon mustard, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper to the lentils according to taste.
  6. Immediately before serving, stir in the chopped parsley.

Rioja Butter

  1. Dice the shallots finely, and sauté gently in butter with the sprig of rosemary.
  2. Add the sugar, and continue cooking until it is lightly caramelised.
  3. Pour in the Rioja, reduce over a low heat until only about one-third of the liquid remains, and then pass through a fine sieve.
  4. Just before serving, bind by stirring in the cold butter using a whisk.


  1. Season the fish medallions with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat some corn oil in a non-stick frying pan, and put the pieces of fish in the pan with the skin side downwards.
  3. Fry until the underside becomes quite crispy, and then turn the medallions over, reduce the heat, and allow the fish to cook for a little longer until it has a glassy appearance.

To Serve

  1. Place some lentils in the centre of each plate, top with three sheatfish medallions, and put some of the Rioja butter next to the lentils.


Toni Mörwald

Toni Mörwald, born in 1967, having grown up in sunny Feuersbrunn am Wagram as the son of the farmers and winegrowers Anton & Erika Mörwald, Toni was steeped in nature and in the production of wine, food and fine cuisine from an early age, and it was there he experienced the cycles of the landscape & region. He learned from numerous grand chefs around the world. At the age of 22 he was awarded his first Gault Millau toque and from then he expanded his activity to other restaurants, a catering business, two hotels and a culinary school while dedicating himself to the training of more than 300 professional chefs. These cooks are now working around the world, where they hold the top jobs in some of the finest restaurants. Toni Mörwald was nominated Cook of the Year in 2004, entered the list of the Relais & Châteaux Grand Chefs in 2006 and was named “Euro Toques Master Chef” in 2008. He teaches cooking and gives advice on cooking on Austrian radio and TV. Over the course of the years the MÖRWALD GROUP has become increasingly involved in exciting hotel & restaurant projects and has continued to open its own restaurants.


Imperial Hotels Austria Hotel Bristol Vienna, Kitchen Restaurant Korso Vienna under Reinhard Gerer Palais Ferstel Vienna, Event Centre Kurkonditorei Oberlaa, Vienna International cookery competitions in France with Bocuse d’Or, Lyon as well as Budapest and Lausanne Restaurant Kurhausstüberl, Waging am See (D) Foreign stays in France, Monaco, England, Italy, Spain, USA, China Mörwalds Tavern in Feuersbrunn since 1989


1989 Takeover of his parents’ tavern, opening Tavern & Restaurant “Zur Traube” 1990 Gourmet Stüberl Toni M., first Gault Millau toque (as Austria’s youngest cook to receive a toque) 1991 Gourmet Catering Service, initially catering for 500 guests 1992 Banquet Service – Kloster Und, Krems & Stein 1993 Start-up of the Toni M. Cookery Seminars 1994 Restaurant Grafenegg Castle & Schloss.Stube with Bar and the Castle Terrace 1995 Grafenegg Castle Hotel “The Pleasure Hotel” 1996 Weinbar & Vinothek in “Zur Traube” opens, first Gault Millau toque for Grafenegg Castle 1997 Mörwald A la Carte – a magazine for gourmets. Elected president of the restaurateurs’ organisation BÖG 1998 Kurkonditorei Oberlaa, Vienna – complete overhaul of the enterprise 1999 Hotel Villa Katharina opened across from “Zur Traube”: “Life in the Vineyards” 2000 m.kunst.genuss in the Krems art district goes online as well as the Church of the Friars Minor (Minoritenkirche) in Stein 2000 Mörwald in the Ambassador opens in Vienna, two Gault-Millau toques 2001 m.mensa.genuss at the Danube University in Krems opens a new gastronomic world 2001 m.restaurant in Feuersbrunn as well as m.schloss.stube in Grafenegg 2002 Mörwald Fontana & m.golf.genuss at Frank Stronach’s Magna International 2002 m.office.genuss at the head office of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Vienna 2003 Palazzo Vienna opens on 13 February and celebrates its premiere in Austria with Reinhard Gerer 2003 Mörwald Kloster Und in der Kunstmeile Krems opens a new concept of pleasure & luxury on 24 June 2003 m.hitradio.genuss in the ö3 Building opens on 18 August 2003 Toni Mörwalds first Cookery Book Süsse Küche (“Sweet Cuisine”) written jointly with Christoph Wagner is published in September 2004 m.finanz.genuss opens in the Finance Ministry on 1 April 2004 Toni Mörwald. Mein Kochbuch (“My Cookery Book”) a biography of pleasure with recipes, tips & tricks 2004 Das Besser Kochen Kochbuch (“The Cook Better Cookery Book”). Toni Mörwald & Christian Domschitz 2004 Restaurateur of the Year 2004 Landlord of the Year 2005 Toni Mörwald Private Restaurant opens in May 2006 Honoured internationally by being listed among the Grands Chefs de Cuisine in Europe 2006 Publication of the book “Die Schnelle Küche” (“Fast Food”), Donauland 2006 The new TV Cookery Programme on TW1. So schmeckt Österreich (“The Taste of Austria”) 2007 Cookery Book Roast Pork with the Ministry of Health 2007 Toni Mörwald is guest chef for Relais & Chateaux in New York & Mougin in southern France 2007 Euro.Toques chief appointment 2008 Mörwald Grafenegg re-opened with Wolkenturm & Auditorium 2008 Bocuse d'Or President Autrichiene 2008 Re-elected President of the “Boeg - Best Austrian Hospitality” with more than 350 members 2008 Cookery Book Toni Mörwald "The Venison Cuisine” 2009 Cookery Book "Kochlust - Cooking pleasure" Toni Mörwald - Herbert Hacker - David Ruehm 2009 Cookery Book "Austro.Tapas" in cooperation with Jörg Wörther & Christoph Wagner 2009 Toni Mörwald "Sterneküche - Haute Cuisine – Star-Awarded Kitchen" 2009 Cookery Book "recipes for success" with internal managers "manager on pot" 2009 more than 75.000 issues of the "Sweet Cuisine", it's the platinum book 2010 Cookery Book "Sweet Fish". Toni Mörwald - Herbert Hacker - David Ruehm 2010 Austria Cookery Book - 6 new books in a series 2010 Quality- and relationship management for business companies (JJW.Hotels, North Sea, Mc Donald’s, Weber, All.Clad, Miele, Kenwood, ...) 2010 "Austro.Pasta" the new Cookery Book with Jörg Wörther & Prof. Christoph Wagner 2011 Grand Chef Toni Mörwald cooked at Relais & Châteaux gala dinner at the Palace of Versailles 2011 Cookery Book "Sweet Fish" won the silver medal as part of the literary prize HGH Switzerland 2011 Cookery Book "Austro.Grill" in Loewenzahnverlag. Innsbruck 2011 Cookery Book "The world of Mörwald" title vegetables 2012 Gault Millau award with seven toques for the restaurants of the Mörwald group 2012 opening „Kochamt“ in Vienna. December  

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