Alta Badia, holidays dedicated to gastronomy
Delicious food, select Italian wines, inviting restaurants - all in harmony with nature and tradition
In South Tyrol, gastronomy is held dear. Gourmets regard the Dolomite region of Alta Badia as the South Tyrol's model region when it comes to good food. No other valley in the Alps can boast a higher concentration of highly decorated restaurants on such a small space, among which 2 restaurants that hold Michelin stars and an award-winning pastry shop.
Good food and sophisticated lifestyles show many faces in Alta Badia. For some, it's the cosy mountain huts, the rustic farms or the traditional Ladin food in the charming guest houses. Others, however, love the elegant ambience of the gourmet restaurants. Which ever you prefer, in Alta Badia we cook with passion and love and, most importantly, with a lot of respect for customs and tradition. This combination which is in high demand today has been practised for years in Alta Badia.
Michelin starred restaurants, small inns and welcoming pubs, rustic farms and cosy huts - the main aim everywhere is to cook with fresh ingredients from South Tyrol. Speck, mountain herbs, meat and dairy products constitute the basis of many recipes and the foundation for modern creations. Short delivery routes ensure freshness and quality of the produce.
In Alta Badia, the gourmet destination in South Tyrol, gastronomical initiatives inspire both guests and locals to enjoy good food and select wines: Examples are "A taste for skiing" and "Peaks of Gastronomy" or the variety of events combining haute cuisine with arts, culture and sports.
If you would like to try the typical Ladin recipes at home, you can take a cooking course in the century-old farm Sotćiastel . The farmer's wife herself takes the guests on a yummy journey through the old recipes from Alta Badia and South Tyrol. The cooking course can be booked on-site, in one of the six Alta Badia tourism offices.