Last weekend I was on a gourmet ski safari in Alta Badia and watched Italian Michelin stars cooking on the slopes.
For the sixth season, Alta Badia invited 13 award winning chefs to create dishes that are served in 13 mountain huts. For the kick off day of the season, a gourmet ski safari is organized on the slopes. It is possible for everyone to purchase a ticket for 50Euros and ski from one mountain hut to the next in order to taste meals created by Michelin starred chefs. The price is for 4 of the dishes including local wine chosen by wine connoisseurs of the region. The opportunity to meet the chefs in person and to see Italian Michelin stars cooking on the slopes at 2000meters.
This season’s theme is Childhood Flavours, the challenge for the chefs is to recreate a dish that they loved the most when they were children. Famous names participating are : Giorgio Locatelli, Norbert Niederkofler, Matteo Metullio, Nicola Laera, etc
My favourite dish were :
“Veal cheek with Gremolata Sauce, parsley root and roasted prunes” by Nicola Laera at the Bioch Mountain Hut.
“Artichoke, egg and potatoes” by Alberto Faccani at the rustical Bamby mountain hut
“Once upon a time there was a trout” at the glamourus Club Moritzino.
If you missed the gourmet ski safari, no worries, it is possible to taste all meals created by the Michelin chefs in the mountain huts. Have a look here for detailed informations.
Beside this event, Alta Badia is the perfect destination for foodies as it has many culinary events happening during the year and has got three Michelin restaurants : The St Hubertus restaurant at the Rosa Alpina Hotel, La Siriola at the Ciasa Salares Hotel and La Stüa de Michil restaurant at Hotel La Perla.
Tip : Don’t miss the closing of the season on Sunday 25th of March, celebrated by a wine ski safari. It is the possibility to taste a variety of the best local wine coming from Alta Badia aka Alto Adige in 4 different mountain huts for 30Euros.