Boutique hotel in the nature and gastronomical cuisine with wild herbs in northern Italy

auenerhof-small.jpgIntegrity and respect for the environment have inspired the philosophy of the gastronomical restaurant Terra, around which the boutique hotel has been built. Terra is the highest-lying Michelin starred restaurant in all of Italy.

Heinrich Schneider, the Chef, has completed the comprehensive course about local flora given by the R&D research center of Merano's botanical garden and propose a creative haute-cuisine with edible plants from the surrounding pastures, that he collects himself. Each new recipe is elaborated with his sister Gisela, sommelier, for perfect wine and food pairing.

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Guests can see the inside of the kitchen from the restaurant, the wine cellar is upstairs, each course is served on a plate made by an artist and glasses are hand blown.
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In the rooms, Swiss stone pine coverings decrease the heart rate and provide a restful sleep. Unique pieces of natural felt compose a contemporary decor, the fair-trade blankets are bougt in South America and the amenities are made locally of mountain pines. 
Hotel visited in 2016.

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Terra, hotel and gastronomical restaurant >>
2017 Michelin Guide: 2-star restaurants
2018 Gault Millau: 3 chef’s hats (17 points)
2016 Gault Millau Hotel of the Year
2018 Guida del Espresso: 3 chef’s hats
2015 La Donna di Spirito delle Venezie Prize
2015 Bertelsmann Guide Restaurant of the Year
2014 Feinschmecker ranking: 4 F
2014 Geo Saison’s 100 most beautiful hotels in the world
2013 Touring Club Italiano Eco Ambiente Award

Thursday 1 March 2018, 15:24