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ADLER Lodge ALPE Offers Guests a Delicious Break Before Thanksgiving or Christmas
“Taste of South Tyrol” package focuses on Dolomites' famed local cuisine

(Alpe di Suisi, September, 2019)  Forget spaghetti and meatballs: The cuisine of Italy’s German- and Italian-speaking South Tyrol region, near the Austrian border, is nuanced and surprising. Hearty cold-weather dishes like polenta and canederli (dumplings) blend elements of German, Swiss and Austrian cooking, but also have plenty of Italian sophistication. With the guidance of new hotel chef Denny Mair, ADLER Lodge ALPE, a luxurious ski-in-ski-out resort on Italy's largest mountain plateau, is offering guests a chance to fully immerse themselves in the region’s food with the “Taste of South Tyrol” offer (€760 per person, based on a four-night stay).

The program, available only from November 24 through 28 or December 1 through 5, 2019 includes:
• A tour and tasting at the Waldgries winery in Bolzano
• Tastings of roasted chestnuts, beer and local mountain apple juice
• Activities such as hiking, yoga and mountain biking

Although Chef Mair gained experience working throughout Europe, including training under Michelin-starred chef Andreas Caminada in Switzerland, the South Tyrol native has found himself drawn back to the region. (He is, after all, also a passionate hiker and ski mountaineering expert.) “I inherited my love of cooking from my father, who was also a cook. Although I've worked at many different restaurants, my roots are here among the mountains of South Tyrol. I felt this job fitted me like a glove, so I accepted the challenge and brought a young, motivated team of qualified chefs along with me.”

Mair loves to experiment as he mixes Mediterranean flavors with Alpine traditions, using organic local produce and innovative cooking methods to make food that's especially light and flavorful. “Guests appreciate tradition, but love variety,” he says, adding, “It's with this great creativity of spirit that I’m able to transform almost forgotten cuisine into new creations, such as pear flour ravioli with mountain cheese or delicious tripe sauce.”

But guests who are curious about regional classics like mountain trout or canederli risotto will still have a chance to sample them. Mair also considers the collaboration among the chefs to be a crucial part of successful cooking. “Our food here is based on a team effort—we exchange, explore and experiment with ideas, and new creations come to life step by step. It makes working in the kitchen more stimulating and improves our final results.”


The luxury food and travel blog Travellers’ Places said that ADLER Lodge ALPE was “designed to radiate peace and relaxation,” a fact that’s clear from the moment guests arrive. The hotel consists of a main building with 18 junior suites, as well as 12 private, freestanding chalets, modeled after classic mountain huts, dotted throughout the property. The main reception area is home to a 40-foot–high totem by Adolf Vallazza, the world-famous wood sculptor.

The majestically beautiful ALPE di Siusi is as important to the story of ADLER Lodge ALPE as its luxurious rooms and expert staff. Although skiers are lured by the nearby world-famous runs during winter, each season is utterly unforgettable. Spring brings the sounds of birdsong and views of brightly colored meadows covered with wildflowers like orchids, crocuses and edelweiss. During the lush, green summers, the soft breezes and abundant sunshine make it easy to stay active all day. The Alpen glow is a famous autumn phenomenon that guests love to observe during cocktail hour. Right before sunset, the mountain walls begin to glow with a gorgeous mix of orange, red and violet hues. This unique, breathtaking display is a special time that lasts only for a few minutes, and it reminds guests and staff members to pause and soak in the magical setting.

A network of trails adjacent to the property allows guests to easily hike or ski out and back to explore the Alpe di Siusi. Visitors can also experiment with yoga, horse-drawn carriage rides, snowshoeing, mountain biking and swimming in the heated indoor-outdoor infinity pool. Treated with therapeutic Dead Sea salt, the pool resembles a mountain lake, especially in the early mornings, as the mist rises and mingles with the clean, 

The spa is set in its own loft within the main building; it’s home to a hay sauna, fitness center and windows offering panoramic views of the rolling meadows and jagged Dolomite peaks. The staff takes pride in helping guests choose treatments that are best suited to their preferences, such as facials, peels, massages, body wraps and wooden tub baths. There are also several combination options (called “rituals”) that mix several different treatments for a truly sublime experience. One relaxation room has a glass ceiling that is especially popular during the evenings, as it allows guests to stargaze in a warm, luxurious setting.

ADLER Lodge ALPE is an eco-friendly hotel that complies with the Klimahaus Nature standards, which include strict requirements for responsible energy consumption, sustainable construction materials and an architectural design that’s in harmony with the surrounding landscape.

In 1810, the purchase of a small inn in the Dolomite village of Ortisei altered the landscape for Italian spa hotels. The buyer was a gentleman named Josef Anton Sanoner, and he named his new property “Gasthof zum ADLER” (or Eagle's Inn). More than ten decades later, the hotel is now known as the ADLER Spa Resort DOLOMITI, and has a large, private park and vast pool complex. It also has three sister properties, all in Italy and each imbued with a strong sense of place. ADLER Spa Resort BALANCE is linked to ADLER Spa Resort DOLOMITI by an underground tunnel; the woodsy-yet-luxurious ADLER Lodge ALPE is set on the ALPE di Siusi, Europe's largest mountain plateau; and ADLER Spa Resort THERMAE Resort, in Bagno Vignoni, Tuscany, is famous for its complex of naturally fed thermal baths and pools, totaling more than 1,000 square meters. A new hotel, ADLER Lodge RITTEN, opened in Lichtenstern during summer 2019. Calling its junior suites “luminous,” Elle Decor recently praised it as a “charming mountain resort” within a “peaceful alpine refuge.”

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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