Alpine charm for an international audience

This is the story of Miriam and Dave: The story of two people who find happiness at a bus stop, fulfil their dream of owning their own restaurant and unexpectedly become international TV stars. And it is the story of a transformation: a dusty 1970s pension in a Tyrolean mountain village that turns into a chic boutique café - thanks to professional support, creative ideas, and thanks to the trendy alpine shades from ADLER.
20 Apr 2020

From Australia to Austria

This story began 20 years ago: At a bus stop in St. Anton am Arlberg Miriam met the Australian Dave, who had come to Tyrol from the other side of the world. They hit it off, a little later the two became a couple and started planning their future together: opening their own restaurant and offering their international favourite dishes was already their dream back then. In 2017 the time had finally come: the two of them acquired the Pension Edelweiß in Pettneu - a rustic house in the classic 70s style with a chunky corner bar, tiled tables and heavy wall panelling. With creative cuisine and loving decoration in vintage style, Miriam and Dave tried to give the house a new character - with moderate success. Until the day Netflix called. "At first I thought they were trying to sell me a subscription, and I wanted to hang up right away," Miriam recalls. Fortunately, she didn't...

On to the transformation

„Restaurants on the Edge“ is a new documentary series on Netflix. A team of three, consisting of a Canadian celebrity chef, an L.A. restaurateur, and award-winning interior designer Karin Bohn, refurbishes restaurants around the world in every episode: From the menu to the interior design, everything is put to the test, and each restaurant is given its individual character. During their research in Tyrol, the three of them came across Miriam and Dave - and just a few months later they arrived in Pettneu together with their shooting team. Their mission: The Pension Edelweiss was to become the Arlberg Boutique Café - down-to-earth and modern, with alpine charm and international flair.is a new documentary series on Netflix. A team of three, consisting of a Canadian celebrity chef, an L.A. restaurateur, and award-winning interior designer Karin Bohn, refurbishes restaurants around the world in every episode: From the menu to the interior design, everything is put to the test, and each restaurant is given its individual character. During their research in Tyrol, the three of them came across Miriam and Dave - and just a few months later they arrived in Pettneu together with their shooting team. Their mission: The Pension Edelweiss was to become the Arlberg Boutique Café - down-to-earth and modern, with alpine charm and international flair.

Alpine charm

The interior designer Karin Bohn was in charge of renovating the restaurant. "I had in mind a lively Austrian hut with alpine charm," she says: The red checked carpet gave way to an authentic wooden floor, the old-fashioned fabric covers were replaced, and new furniture was purchased in a vintage style. But the main thing was still missing: a colour concept that would bridge the gap between traditional and modern, between alpine and trendy. Karin Bohn found what she was looking for at the Tyrolean paint manufacturer ADLER: there, Bohm not only found a range of high-quality products, but also a selection of colours as honest and authentic as the Tyrolean mountains.

Natural colour world

The dark green of a mountain forest, the warm brown tones of the wood, and the light glow of snow: Bohn immersed the three rooms of the restaurant in this natural world of colour. For the cosy corner seat and the wall panelling she chose sie ADLER Aqua-Nova PRO in a deep moss green, which harmonises perfectly with the natural wood of the tables and the floor. The walls and ceilings were designed in soft shades of green and beige with the high-quality interior paint Aviva Ultra-Color which creates a pleasant, healthy indoor atmosphere. A vintage chest of drawers and chairs, which were also painted with ADLER Aqua-Nova PRO in a muted white tone, provide light accents. The water-based paint guarantees an even, homogeneous surface and perfect coverage.

"It's madness"

Not only the owners were thrilled with the result of the redesign: "It's madness", commented Miriam and Dave on the transformation of their restaurant, and the Netflix team said: "At no other location in the whole series have we felt as comfortable as in Tyrol". The guests of the Arlberg Boutique Café are also enthusiastic: about the charm of the hosts, the creative cuisine - and the unique atmosphere of the newly designed rooms.

ADLER – paint runs through our veins

With 620 employees, ADLER is Austria's leading manufacturer of varnishes, paints and wood preservatives. Founded in 1934 by Johann Berghofer, the family business is now managed in its third generation by Andrea Berghofer. 18,000 tonnes of paint leave the Schwaz plant every year and go to customers in more than 25 countries worldwide. ADLER has sales companies in Germany, Italy, Poland, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia; the only production site is the ADLER-Werk Lackfabrik in Schwaz / Tyrol (A). ADLER is the first company in its industry to be 100% climate-neutral since 2018.

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