Alpine News From February 16th
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This week it’s all about South Tyrol, in particular the Dolomites.
The lodge to stay in
Felder Alpin is a South Tyrolean farmhouse from the 11th century. Elaborately restored and equipped at 1,200 meters, with a fabulous view of the Dolomites. Inside, well thought-out cosiness between urban chic down to the smallest detail and alpine obstinacy. Find out more.
The restaurant to try this week
Berghotel Ladinia in Corvara, Alta Badia. Mouth-watering cuisine: A limited dinner menu based on traditional recipes made with local ingredients. They only work with local suppliers, after all. Their chef, Aldo, interprets the menu according to the season, adding that pinch of creativity which never goes amiss.
The dish of the week
South Tirolean ‘Knoedel’ Spinach and Cheese Dumplings or ‘Canederli al Formaggio e Spinaci’, inspired by our meal at Berghotel Ladinia.
150 g knodel bread (or stale bread broken to small pieces)
100 ml milk
100 g alpine cheese (or half ricotta, half a parmesan/käse)
100 g di cooked spinach (drained and chopped)
1 tablespoon of flour
1 clove of garlic, minced
Optional: sprinkle of pepper and/or nutmeg
Add everything to a bowl, mix well. Form into dumplings (can refrigerate at this time for a few hours). When ready, boil in salted water for 15 minutes. Serve with cabbage, sage and butter sauce, grated parmesan.
The mountain pass to take
The Falzarego Pass (Passo Falzarego) connects Alta Badia in South Tyrol and Cortina in Belluno and is best to drive during sunset.
The brand of the week
Sentier Italia. Hand-crafted creations. Original mountain boots & velvet friulane. Made in the Dolomites.
The wine of the week
Schloss Englar, Pinot Noir Riserva, 2018.
A fine and sensual red wine with a bright ruby-red colour, pleasant fullness and silky elegance, well balanced fruit and body with fine tannins, very good aging potential.
This wine matches well with red meat like lamb, duck and pork, or with meaty fishes like tuna and salmon, often it is a perfect match for Asian cuisine, our Pinot Noir also pairs well with hard and soft cheeses.
Storage: 10 years
Serving Temperature: 16 - 18 °C
Grapes: 100 % Pinot Noir
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