Ladin culture and hospitality reign in every restaurant of Val di Fassa. From family-run restaurants in typical Tyrolean style, where ordering the classic dishes of the Ladin tradition is a must, to gourmet restaurants which offer a creative haute cuisine and are listed in the most famous Italian and foreign food guides. And not to mention the mountain huts, mountain dairy farms, bars and pastry stores in the villages where to stop for a yummy break. Also the hotels in Val di Fassa propose menus that honour the purest mountain tradition.
Val di Fassa at lunch and at dinner. Which are the most typical dishes to taste in Val di Fassa? Of course "canederli", famous bread dumplings made with speck, "Puzzone di Moena" cheese or spinach, also available in their sweet version with ricotta cheese, apricots or strawberries. Among the first courses, choose between the barley soup and the "ciajoncìe", ravioli stuffed with potatoes and dried figs, the "tagliolini" (pasta) with Boletus mushrooms or "pappardelle" (pasta) with game sauce. The main courses, more robust, include "polenta" cooked in a traditional copper pot, served with melted cheese or with sausages and sauerkrauts, roe deer hotpot or pig’s knuckle. When it comes to desserts, one can’t miss "fortaes", delicious snail-shaped fried pastry, served with cranberry jam, or mild Apfelstrudel with custard and whipped cream. All these delicacies will trouble your diet plans, which is absolutely to forget to completely enjoy Val Fassa in all its delicious scents.