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DOLOMITES | Culinary Journey into Local Flavors and Typical Foods

FOOD from DOLOMITES

Discover the local cuisine of the Dolomites through its typical food for a real journey into the flavors and aromas of this country !

Pic from Damian Pertoll, © IDM Südtirol

DISCOVER THE FLAVORS of the DOLOMITES with the World Mappers

Breathtaking landscapes, alpine lakes straight out of a fairy tale and villages surrounded by nature and the beauties that only the Dolomites can offer. But an experience in this destination is not complete without an immersion in its typical cuisine and local specialties that will leave an indelible mark in your heart. A cuisine that has strong links with the German and Austrian cuisine, but with an all-Italian soul that unites the regions of the North-East of Italy. Ready to travel through the typical flavors of the cuisine of the Dolomites with us?


TYPICAL FOOD of the DOLOMITES

Pic from www.soniaperonaci.it/tris-di-canederli

KNODEL

The famous bread gnocchi with a thousand variations. They can be eaten in broth or dry with melted butter and cheeses. Our favorites are those with speck or puzzone di Moena (an exquisite Trentino cheese!). perfect for warming up cold winter evenings. How to prepare this recipe at home? Click Here

Pic from www.frenchgirlcuisine.com/en/homemade-german-spaetzle-recipe-2/

SPÄTZLE

The green dumplings (but they can also be white) typical of Tyrolean cuisine and simply composed of flour, eggs, water and spinach (for the green version). Topped with cream and speck. Marco's favorite dish, his grandmother made delicious ones! If you want to make them at home, you will need the typical spätzlehobel, a kind of grater that drops the dumplings directly into boiling water. How to prepare this recipe at home? Click Here

Pic from www.ilboccatv.com/ricetta/tortel-tortei-patate

POTATO TORTEL with SPECK

A crunchy potato "pancake" accompanied by trays full of cold cuts and cheeses and a nice bowl of cabbage salad. To taste the originals you have to go to Val di Non, the homeland of Tortel. This is Simone's favorite dish! How to prepare this recipe at home? Click Here

Pic from www.ilgiornaledelcibo.it/ricetta/polenta-e-formaggio-in-terrina

POLENTA & MELTED CHEESE

Polenta is a must in a mountain menu, accompanied by melted cheese that varies from place to place: Schiz in the Belluno area, Tosella in Trentino and so on. What's better than a nice plate of steaming polenta and cheese, perhaps in the heat of a refuge? How to prepare this recipe at home? Click Here

Pic from www.montagnadiviaggi.it/2020/05/Tiroler-Grostl-ricetta-rosticciata.html

TIROLER GRÖSTL

Sautéed receipe with eggs, potatoes and speck. Usually served directly in the pan and accompanied by a good beer, it is our favorite dish when we are in the refuge. How to prepare this recipe at home? Click Here

Pic from www.cookist.it/stinco-di-maiale-al-forno-la-ricetta-per-prepararlo-alla-perfezione

PORK SHANK with BAKED POTATOES

A very full-bodied winter dish typical of the mountain areas of the Dolomites that underlines the proximity of this cuisine to the German and Austrian ones. Served with baked potatoes it has an extra magical touch. How to prepare this recipe at home? Click Here

Pic from www.davidezambelli.com/ricette/strudel-di-mele-originale-trentino-altoatesino

APPLE STRUDEL

We cannot talk about the Dolomites without mentioning the king of mountain desserts, the apple strudel with pine nuts, raisins and cinnamon. For the dough, everyone has their own recipe: puff pastry, shortcrust pastry or strudel dough, the thin dough typical of strudel. How to prepare this recipe at home? Click Here


BEST RESTAURANTS of the DOLOMITES

Refuges on the peaks of the mountains, hotels that smell of wood with their ancient Stuben, typical taverns and the historic centers of the main Alpine cities and classy and luxury restaurants in breathtaking locations. The Dolomites offer excellent solutions for all types of wallets.


Here are some of the restaurants tried by the World Mappers:


Trento - €€ - Birreria Pedavena

Trento - €€ - Roccaforte Trentina

Trento - €€ - Forst

Bolzano - €€ - Forsterbräu Central

Bolzano - €€ - Batzenhäusl / Ca' de Bezzi

Bolzano - €€€ - Castel Flavon

Foresta/Forst (outside Merano) - €€ - Bräustüberl Forst (the original!)

Egna - €€ - Engelkeller

Cavalese - €€ - Tito Speck

Chiusa - €€ - Torgglkeller (where you can have lunch in typical wine barrels!)


If you want to make your mouth water with some screaming recipes and amazing photographs, we recommend you visit the Instagram page and the blog of Stefano Cavada, South Tyrolean foodblogger.

 

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