Nestled against the borders of Switzerland and Austria, Trentino Alto Adige is a mountainous region in North Eastern Italy, boasting dramatic scenery and hearty cuisine. With gently rolling, vine-covered hills and snowy mountain terrain, it is undeniably one of the most picturesque and unique regions of Italy.
Much like the geography and residents of this quaint province, the cuisine draws heavily from its German roots as well as its Italian heritage. Over the years, the locals have created a unique blend of the two, resulting in a captivating combination of warm and comforting foods that are bursting with flavour.
A common theme running though all dishes is the reliance on preservation, a necessity in the cold winter months when living among breathtaking mountainous terrain. Heart-warming comfort meals such as polenta, ravioli and gnocchi are staple dishes in this chilly region, with Trentino hailed ‘a dairy-lovers dream’ due to the strong use of cream, butter and cheeses.
Not forgetting the prominent German influence, it is not uncommon to find pork sausages and sauerkraut on any luxurious restaurant menu, with tomatoes, olives and other ‘traditional’ Italian ingredients taking a back seat in essential Trentino cooking.
We have drawn inspiration from Trentino’s comforting and flavoursome dishes to produce the perfect winter menu. Whether it’s a decadent two or three course meal that you desire, each is served with a glass of Pinot Grigio, making you wish our Trentino menu is available all year round.
Join us for lunch from 11am every Tuesday to Saturday as we take a journey through the diverse and rich culture of the Trentino region this July. Click here to see the full menu