Seasonal products from South Tyrol
Regional products changing with the seasons: dandelion salads with fresh asparagus tips and cress in spring, porcini carpaccio with excellent olive oil in summer and roasted chestnuts with new wine in autumn.
In South Tyrol, everybody gives high importance to quality products, preferably from the surrounding areas, in order to know exactly where all the ingredients are coming from and how they taste.
In fact, regional fruit and vegetables are the best when eaten during the right season. It can mature, is harvested and are served without long transport routes. This has a significant positive effect on taste. As well, the products can be produced in a more eco-friendly way. This in turn preserves the environment and guarantees clean air.
The rhythm of the seasons ensures varied menus. In South Tyrolean restaurants and inns, asparagus for instance is only served in spring, mushrooms only in late summer and chestnuts exclusively in autumn.
Nature is actually the chef in South Tyrol, determining what is cooked and guaranteeing good quality and a unique taste at the same time. Together with Italian top products, you can enjoy a cuisine that is simply without parallels.
Also, the restaurant chefs and innkeepers refer to their homeland when selecting the wines, which majorly come from the region. For example, the aromatic Gewürztraminer, the light Vernatsch, the noble Lagrein and the fruity Sauvignon that perfectly matches asparagus.