Avelengo – Verano – Merano 2000/Hafling – Vöran – Meran 2000 holiday area above the spa town of Merano/Meran provides a gastronomical journey of discovery. Alpine-Mediterranean specialities, high-quality local produce and exquisite regional wines are a winning combination. The range of culinary creations in this holiday area vary from rustic to the sophisticated, as rated by Gault & Millau.
The imaginative chefs on the high plateau skilfully merge Alpine down-to-earth goodness with a light Mediterranean touch. A glass of excellent Lagrein or Vernatsch (authochthonous South Tyrolean grape varietals), pairs nicely with a dumpling soup, a Kaiserschmarrn or a good plate of homemade pasta. Relax on a sunny terrace at one of the restaurants, mountain huts or inns while enjoying the local hospitality surrounded by the summits above Merano/Meran. Genuine local quality food and ambience with a high level of service are rewarded with the Real Quality in the Mountains mark. The Südtiroler Gasthaus group are a guarantee of genuine quality and authenticity at the table.
All year round, there are a number of culinary events around Merano to promote local gourmet culture and traditions. These include the Merano Foodie Factory, which invites members of the public to take part. KornArt, focuses on locally-cultivated crops and grains. The Krapfenstube experience specialises in doughnuts and fillings while Cooking on an Alpine hut features celebrity chefs, coupled with a cooking course. Locally-sourced ingredients, imaginative recipes and creative culinary experiments, promising satisfaction of the palate during your holidays in the Avelengo – Verano – Merano 2000 holiday area in South Tyrol.