The Gourmet Factories allow for year-round enjoyment of Alpine-Mediterranean dishes at different locations – from mountain huts to high-end restaurants.
Merano Foodie Factory is designed as a platform to showcase and at the same time initiate contact between the traditions of the Mediterranean and Alpine cuisine. Ingredients from both cultures are brought together at cooking classes and in special dishes at local restaurants throughout the year. Local food producers invite gourmet enthusiasts to discover regional products.
In short, Merano Foodie Factory is an initiative in which regional and seasonal products are used, where new dishes are created and old recipes spiced up.
Central to all initiatives is the creation of special dishes, which reflect the specific Alpine-Mediterranean character of Merano and Environs. Participating chefs receive a fixed list of ingredients to use, from which they must choose at least two Mediterranean and two Alpine ingredients.