The Restaurant St. Hubertus of the Hotel Rosa Alpina in Italy was just awarded a third Michelin star, an honor that signifies “exceptional cuisine that is worth a special journey.”
And so you may now want to plan a special journey to the tiny northern Italian village of San Cassiano that the restaurant calls home.
The ski town offers a variety of things to do and places to stay, from the very cosmopolitan to the very rustic, but the Restaurant St. Hubertus of the Hotel Rosa Alpina stands out.
Run by chef Norbert Niederkofler, the restaurant specializes in fresh and seasonal cuisine. According to The Local, Niederkofler’s philosophy is to “cook the mountain,” meaning to only use ingredients that are local. Niederkofler himself is a native to the area.
Restaurant St. Hubertus of the Hotel Rosa Alpina is only open in the summer and winter, and offers dishes such as calf tripe, suckling pig with cucumber flowers, and eel and chamomile. All, of course, presented in the most beautiful fashion, as you can see by the restaurant’s Instagram.
The restaurant, which was founded in 1996 inside an hotel’s pizzeria and only seats 11 tables at a time, received its first Michelin star in 2000 and its second in 2007.
Restaurant St. Hubertus of the Hotel Rosa Alpina is the ninth restaurant in Italy to win three stars from the Michelin Guide so far, Eater reported. Among the other recipients is Massimo Bottura’s Osteria Francescana in Modena, considered one of the best restaurants in the world.
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