Alta Badia is becoming known as a place where the mountains can be enjoyed in their fullest expression. This includes opportunities for discovering the culinary excellence of destination. There are six shining Michelin stars restaurants in Alta Badia. And there are many other opportunities for culinary pleasure organised in the mountains and down in the valley during the summer. As part of the presentation of the 2018 Michelin Guide, two new stars were awarded to restaurants in Alta Badia.The exellence of Italian food – Alta Badia 2018:
Alta Badia attracts food enthusiasts, thanks to numerous initiatives which bring together open-air life with the pleasure of good cooking. There are culinary events on all season, both in the mountains and in the valley. Three new ones stand out: Sommelier in the mountain hut, Aperitif at the foot of Gardenaccia and Show-cooking in the mountains.
Sommelier in the mountain hut
The event is dedicated to the best wines of South Tyrol. It gives guests the chance to spend their afternoon in a different way, at 2000m, in the company of an expert sommelier. In addition to tasting a wide range of local wines, other subjects related to the world of wine will be explored. What glasses to use for different types of wine, the ideal temperature of the wine, which wine goes well with certain dishes, how to assess a wine by sight, smell and taste.
Aperitif at the foot of Gardenaccia
Enrosadira is the term used to describe the natural phenomenon where the Dolomites take on a reddish glow. It is also known as alpenglow. There is nowhere better to admire the colours of the sunset than on these mountains. This was the reason for choosing the plain upstream of Gardenaccia, to enjoy an aperitif in the mountains, organised by locals of Alta Badia. There will be several snacks on offer, including some Ladin dishes, complemented by the best wines of South Tyrol.
Show – cooking in the mountains
For the first time, it will be possible to take part in an outdoor cooking session surrounded by the Dolomites. The events will take place at the Piz Arlara refuge, I Tablá , Ütia de Bioch and Club Moritzino.
Dinner under the stars
A long table will be set up deep in the country, in front of the steps of the church of San Leonardo. During the dinner different local and foreign specialties will be on offer, as part of a menu created by the regional restaurant at the foot of Sasso Santa Croce. The highlight of the evening will be the starry sky, which diners will be able to admire while enjoying their meal.
“Nos dai strudli”
The Strudel Evening will be an indulgent and creative event, starring strudel in all its possible variations, from sweet to salty, carefully planned and interpreted by the pastry chef and confectioners. The different strudel varieties will be on offer along the main road of San Leonardo in Alta Badia.
“Plajëis y duciaries”
For the lighting of the hiking trail Tridentina by Croderes – the alpine rescue of Alta Badia – local restaurants will offer sweets in the square opposite to the church of Colfosco. Musical entertainment will enliven the evening.
Delicacies of the forest
The second edition of Delicacies of the Forest will take place at the animal park in Colfosco. Select restaurants, hotels and venues in Corvara and Colfosco will provide the dishes, which can be enjoyed while in contact with nature. The specialties on offer are part of the local culinary tradition. There will be local music at the event.
Dinner with the bear and aperitif at the museum
The marriage between food and science . It promises to be a unique event. There will be a dinner at the San Cassiano Museum “Museum Ladin Ursus ladinicus”, dedicated to the prehistoric bear of Conturines. Dishes designed by chefs from restaurants of Alta Badia especially for this evening will be on offer, which guests can enjoy while admiring the Museum’s collections. There will be expert geologists and naturalists at the event to accompany guests as they explore what the museum has to offer.
The exellence of Italian food – Alta Badia 2018.