The Merano Foodie Factory has a dual purpose: as a demo platform showcasing Mediterranean and Alpine cuisine as well as a point of contact between these two gastronomic cultures. At the Foodie Factory and in the restaurants of Merano, elements of both culinary cultures find harmonious expression. Local producers and farmers are keen to market and promote their home-grown produce to visitors.
The Merano Foodie Factory is engaged in promoting regional and seasonal produce and ingredients to create new dishes. Or reinterpreting traditional standards such as dumplings and sweet Kaiserschmarrn fritters.
The idea behind the project
One chef – or several chefs working together – create an innovative dish that reflects the combined Alpine and Mediterranean soul of the Merano region.
These recipes are based on a specially prepared list of ingredients, of which at least two must be typically Mediterranean and two typical of the Alpine regions, and at least one must come from South Tyrol. Ideally, there should be an exchange between the participating Gourmet Factories and the participating local producers. A jury then decides whether the recipe should be included in the project.