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What's the Path to Health?
At ADLER Spa Resort BALANCE, It's Through the Stomach
Chef Martin Noflatscher creates nutritious-yet-sophisticated
dishes starring local specialties

South Tyrol, Italy, March, 2019 … As the name suggests, the elegant, intimate spa hotel ADLER Spa Resort BALANCE, in Italy’s Dolomites region, is an ideal destination for guests looking to regain their equilibrium—both physically and mentally. Not only does the hotel have a child-free guest policy, soothing décor warm wood tones and highly regarded spa, but the cuisine, designed by chef de cuisine Martin Noflatscher, is striking in both its simplicity and creativity.

The chef describes his food as “simple, but high-quality, never excessive, light, easy-to-digest and sustainable.” It may sound like a tall order, but Noflatscher, who has worked at Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli in Lake Garda and The Red Bull Hangar-7 at the Salzburg Airport, is well-suited for the task.

Resort director Clelia Romanelli says that the hotel’s focus on health and wellness is evident the moment guests step into the dining room. “We consciously refrain from having a large buffet, which encourages guests to overindulge, instead we offer gourmet, à la carte choices so they can enjoy exactly what they like.” Romanelli also adds that the chefs specialize in creating customized nutrition plans for guests. “Whether they want to detox, lose weight or have food allergies or intolerances, we have them covered,” she says.

At ADLER Spa Resort BALANCE, one thing is clear: Healthy food does not mean bland or boring food. Using local ingredients like vegetables, herbs, cheese and mushrooms, Noflatscher and his team create inventive dishes, many of which pay homage to popular South Tyrolean preparations. As much as possible, the chefs source ingredients from the surrounding areas and organic farms, as well as produce grown on property.

Recent menu items include:

  • Char from the Passeier Valley
  • Schüttelbrot, a Tyrolean bread made with rye flour, fennel, caraway and fenugreek
  • Robiola, a nuanced and creamy cheese from northern Italy
  • Risotto made with carnaroli, a medium-grain rice
  • Luganega, a local pork sausage
  • Cicerchie (chickpeas) from the Serre de Conti region
  • Local pioppino mushrooms, prized for their mild flavor and silky texture
  • Buchteln (sweet yeast rolls), a Tyrolean specialty
  • Crème brûlée made with intensely flavorful tonka beans (highly aromatic seeds from South America)

As Noflatscher says, “We offer a healthy but high-level cuisine, and this job is a very creative challenge, since we mostly work without butter, cream or salt.” That said, if someone does want dessert, they will find it on the menu, and delicious wine pairings are also available, including varietals from ADLER’s own Tenuta Sanoner vineyard in Tuscany.

ABOUT ADLER Spa Resort BALANCE
With just 30 suites and a warm, intimate atmosphere, ADLER Spa Resort Balance (https://www.adler-balance.com/en/ ) is open only to guests over 16 years of age. “Balance” does not just refer to how a guest will feel upon departure (the hotel motto can be described as “health with pleasure”), but also to the hotel’s design and materials. As an homage to the surrounding mountains, the décor at the solar-powered hotel includes natural materials such as slate, stone and several different types of untreated wood, including arven (Swiss pine), larch, walnut, oak, and elm, all of which impart a delightfully soothing smell throughout the hotel.

Along with its comprehensive spa, ADLER Balance is also home to the ADLER MED Health Center, where doctors, nurses and therapists can help each guest create a program that might include prevention and diagnosis of chronic health conditions; stress management; weight loss and nutrition counseling; physical therapy; and dermatological treatments. ADLER Spa Resort BAANCE is set in the Dolomites mountain area, which is in northeastern Italy and part of the Southern Alps. It was named a World Heritage site by UNESCO, who praised the “vertical walls, sheer cliffs and a high density of narrow, deep and long valleys.”

For more information:  https://www.adler-resorts.com/en/
Press contact: Morano Public Relations, 212-860-5566 or martha@moranopr.com


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