Life’s A Picnic
Al fresco dining doesn’t come fresher or more tempting than Gourmet Picnics among the majestic mountains of Italy’s Alta Badia. These culinary delights are part of the brand new ‘Peaks of Gastronomy’ events, a summer celebration of food and wine that attracts travellers from all over the world. After a healthy walk through the Italian mountains, guests have the chance to buy a freshly prepared picnic basket and simply relax and indulge in delicious dishes created for them by a Michelin-starred chef which is accompanied by local meats, cheese and of course, a bottle of South Tyrol wine.
Participating this year are three of Alta Badia’s Michelin-starred chefs: Norbert Niederkofler (St. Hubertus/Relais & Chateaux Restaurant at Hotel Rosa Alpina, 2 Michelin stars), Arturo Spicocchi (La Stüa de Michil Restaurant/Hotel La Perla, 1 Michelin star) and Fabio Cucchelli (La Siriola Restaurant/Hotel Ciasa Salares, 1 Michelin star). They are joined once more by Giancarlo Morelli from the Pomiroeu restaurant (1 Michelin star) in Seregno and Alberto Faccani from the Restaurant Magnolia in Cesenatico (1 Michelin star). The international contingent includes Thomas Kammeier from the Hugos restaurant in Berlin, Heiko Nieder from The Restaurant at The Dolder Grand Hotel in Zurich, Karl Obauer from the Obauer restaurant in Werfen, Austria and André Garret from the Galvin restaurant at Windows in London. Prices start from €40 for a picnic for two.