From September 10th through 11th, Cortina will become the capital of mountain catering with the sixth edition of The Queen of Taste, a weekend on the peaks of flavor, discovering Ampezzo’s haute cuisine and the Alpine universe beyond the plate.
A two-day event between moments dedicated to the palate and meetings with the protagonists of the territory, to learn about flavors, challenges, and prospects of a key sector for the high-altitude economy.
Cortina, The Queen of Taste
“We want Cortina to become a meeting point and reference point for all high-altitude Italian cuisine,” said Franco Sovilla, president of the Cortina For Us association. “A look beyond the stereotypes and spectacularizations that have characterized the sector in recent years, to talk concretely about how this work is fundamental for communities and project the Queen of the Dolomites toward the role of Olympic city.
On the Calendar for September 10th
It starts on Saturday the 10th with StrEat Chef, a food and wine tour created by the Cortina Chef Team and dedicated to enthusiasts, to set off on a journey among the best tables in the pearl of the Dolomites aboard one of the four Cortina Express shuttles. Stops include Baita Fraina, Villa Oretta, Al Camin, Lago Scin and, dulcis in fundo, as well as an end of the evening at Pasticceria Alverà.
There are three toques that will welcome guests at each stop, with menus related to the territory paired with wine. And as every year, the 10 members of Chef Team will be joined by new guests from all over Italy – names that are still top secret for the moment.
On the Calendar for September 11th
Sunday the 11th at The Queen of Taste introduces the universe of mountain catering, with talks and comparisons of “The Courage of Difference – Gastronomy and Mountains according to The Queen of Taste and Cortina Chef Team.”
Next, StrEat Lunch brings Michelin-starred guests and promising young chefs to Cortina, who, together with the hosts, will serve guests in Angelo Dibona Square.
For the occasion, a set-up with round tables for eight people will provide an experience of taste and sharing. On the menu, a series of courses imagined to tell the story of the territory, through its flavors, colors, and, of course, in combination with the wines of the region.