If you take the road to reach Auener Hof Relais on a clear sky night, it seems like the high trees along the way can touch the stars. It couldn’t be otherwise: we’re heading the highest Michelin-star restaurant in Italy! The narrow road ends right in the parking lot of the hotel, which is the only light source around. The silence that surrounds us is magical.
The dining room of Terra restaurant is simply part of the nature we’re surrounded by: huge windows, long trunks that adorn the columns…we’re about to dine in the woods!
The flavours, the aromas, the food presentation: everything is perfectly balanced, everything is extraordinarily mixed so that your palate can taste each single ingredient, finely combined with all the others to create the perfect bite! In Heinrich Schneider‘s restaurant eating a gnocco is (literally!) an explosion of flavours for your taste buds!
Here’s the menu we tasted.
BEETROOT AND APPLE PRALINES
WHITE CRACKER – ARCTIC CHAR – CORNFLOWER AND VERBENA
RASPBERRY LEAVE, ROSE POWDER AND FRESH FLAVOURS/ ASH SPONGE WITH SMOKED WHITEFISH CAVIAR AND FERMENTED GARLIC
MERINGUE – FRESH SUMMER FLOWERS AND BERGAMOT SPRAY
TROUT AND „SLATE“
GAIDER CHEESE GNOCCHI – SARCODON IMBRICATUS MUSHROOM FOAM
STEAMED BREAD, RYE SOUERDOUGH BREAD
SOURCREAM, SPRUCE SHOOTS OIL AND SEABUCKTHORN
CHERVIL FAGOTTINI WITH BRAISED OXCHEEK
HERB JUICE AND CRISPY LICHEN
ARCTIC CHAR WITH LOVAGE AND HERB-ASH PEARLS
TERRA-TEA WITH ROWAN
CHAR COAL GRILLED FLANK STEAK WITH CHICKWEED
AND MUSHED SUNFLOWER SEEDS
BIRCH ICE CREAM AND SPICE PEARLS
FROZEN WOODRUFF FOAM, GREEN OXALIS JUICE AND CAMOMILE
RASPBERRY-MINT-MILK SPHERE, SWEET POTATOE CHIP WITH ROSEMARY, CANDIED CHERVIL BRANCH
VERBENA MARSHMALLOW, SEABUCKTHORN PRALINE
What’s even more striking? The kindness of such creative and talented food artists! Heinrich Schneider welcomed us in his kitchen and answered all our questions about his plates with the greatest kindness! As the majority of chefs we met, he communicated the passion and love for what he creates…and he also took a photo with us!
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