Discover Alto Adige and the Dolomites with Chef Anita Lo
September 15-21, 2022
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Alto Adige

Alto Adige—also known as South Tyrol — is Italy’s northernmost region. It does aperitivo, antipasto, and caffè macchiato just as beautifully as the rest of the country, but the region’s traditionally Mediterranean-influenced gastronomy is also infused with the hearty alpine flavors of neighboring Austria and Switzerland. Join us as we set out for a 7-day tour of the countryside, delving deep into its enchanting cuisine, led Chef Anita Lo. 

Guests will explore the region’s lauded wineries, indulge in cheese tastings with its top affineurs, and dine at Michelin-starred restaurants, of which there are so many clustered in South Tyrol! You will also experience a master class at three-Michelin-starred Chef Norbert Niederkofler’s restaurant AlpINN. The restaurant, which sits at an impressive 7,500 feet in altitude, offers spectacular views of the Dolomites.

Chef Anita Lo

About Chef Anita Lo

Lo appeared on the first season of Top Chef Masters and finished fourth out of 24 chefs. Her first cookbook, Cooking Without Borders, which highlights her passion for bringing multicultural flavors to her American kitchen. In 2014, The New York Times, Chef Lo received prestigious three stars for her restaurant, Annisa. 
 
In 2015, Anita Lo was the first female guest chef to cook for a State Dinner at the White House, under the Obama administration. She prepared a 4-course meal for the visiting Chinese president. After 17 years and holding a Michelin star for nine consecutive years, Lo closed Annisa to pursue her next adventure. Her second book, Solo: Easy Sophisticated Recipes For a Party of One, was published in 2018.

Speck, Alto Adige IGP

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in Bolzano where your accommodation will be in a castle overlooking the vineyards of the wine route and the peaks the Sciliar Mountains. Our guide will accompany us on a walking tour of the city’s historic center including the pastel arcades, Piazza Walther, and Bolzano Cathedral. The tour will end with a traditional Italian aperitivo and a typical dinner at the charming Vögele restaurant, in the heart of Bolzano. (D)
Day 2
Breakfast at the hotel. Today, we will be visiting some of the best wineries in South Tyrol, including the famed Elena Walch. Lunch will be served at one of the most beautiful wineries: Alois Lageder, a renowned winemaking family known for biodynamic wines. This afternoon, a visit to a Speck producer, for a special tasting. Dinner in a local trattoria. (B, L, D)
Day 3
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for the beautiful thermal city of Merano, a vibrant spa town, characterized by spacious parks, botanical gardens and waterways. Enjoy a tour around the parks and medieval arcades. Visit Castel Rametz for a private tour, wine tasting, and lunch. On the way back to the hotel, a grappa tasting at Villa Laviosa. Return to the hotel for some relaxation, before an aperitif and dinner. (B, L, D)
Day 4
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for Novacella, a monastery and winery overlooking the Isarco valley. Transfer to Degust, a cheese affineur for a private cheese tasting. These cheeses are made with carbon, wax, leaves, herbs and flowers, chocolate, hay, fruits, or plated in gold. Continue through the panoramic Gardena Pass to Alta Badia and our hotel, surrounded by the Dolomite peaks. An unforgettable dinner awaits in wine cellar with over 24,000 bottles. (B, L, D)
Day 5
Breakfast at your hotel. Travel to the peak of Piz Sorega on a chair lift and then enjoy an easy hike on the Alta Badia plateau with some of the best views of the the peaks of the Dolomites, listed among UNESCO World Heritage in 2009. Arrive at a private hut for a unique lunch. Return to your hotel for a cooking class with Chef Anita Lo (B, L, D)
Day 6
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to the top of Plan de Corones mountain. Enjoy a unique cooking session and lunch with the chef fromAlpinn, overlooking the valley below! Visit the Messner Mountain Museum. Descend by cable car and overnight at our 5* hotel. Tonight it’s all about local cheese and artisanal beer! (B, L, D)
Day 7
Breakfast at the hotel and check out. End of tour. (B)
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Includes

•6 nights luxury accommodations; VAT
•6 breakfasts
•6 lunches
•5 dinners
•Cooking Class with Chef Anita Lo
• Lunch at Alpinn
•Excursions, tastings and meals as indicated in itinerary
•Local guide
• Luxury bus transportation

Not Included

•Anything not mentioned in Included
•Airfare

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