There are many interesting events that take place in this period in the most important Italian locations such as the Courmayeur Peak of Taste. In the famous alpine resort at the foot of Mont Blanc in the month of March comes a food and wine event that will bring the best chefs in the world to the top for a review of dinners and aperitifs with the flavors and traditions of the mountain
Here you can find out what this important event consists of and you will get to know the wonderful town of Courmayeur. In fact, you will be able to find out below where you can sleep, what the typical traditional cuisine offers and also what to do.
What is Peak of taste Courmayeur?
In March, the beautiful tourist resort of Courmayeur in Valle d’Aosta becomes the perfect destination not only for winter sports lovers but also for those who love good food thanks to the Courmayeur Peak of Taste event. On this occasion, the starred cuisine will interpret the recipes of traditional mountain cuisine. The event starts on March 4th at the Super G restaurant located on the Courmayeur ski area.
On this occasion, the starred chef Andrea Breton will challenge the chef Antonio Romano. A series of dinners at high altitude prepared by famous chefs will accompany the event which will have its peak on the weekend of 26 and 27 March.In fact, haute cuisine will meet the high mountains with the event at Punta Helbronner where the most popular aperitif will be served. Then at the intermediate station of the Sky Way cable car, Pavillon, it will be possible to enjoy a high-level dinner with the event the sky and the stars.
But that’s not all: on the occasion of Courmayeur Peak of Taste it will be possible to dine in the new gastronomic restaurant LM38 of the Massif hotel with the starred chef Alfredo Russo. These starred chefs will be present during the event: Norbert Niederkofler, Tom Kerridge, Paul Ainsworth, Chicco Cerea, Matteo Baronetto, Andrea Berton, Alessandro Rapisarda, Alfredo Russo and Paolo Griffa. Here you can find out about all the events of Courmayeur Peak of Taste, a very important food and wine review.
Courmayeur: one of the most famous tourist resorts in Italy
Courmayeur is one of the most famous and appreciated tourist destinations in the world. The town is located at the foot of Mont Blanc in the Aosta Valley and like other Italian towns it offers a unique and suggestive spectacle. This is a jewel that is guarded by the highest mountain in Europe. This is the last town you meet in Italy on your way to France. In fact, it is connected to the French city of Chamonix by the Mont Blanc tunnel
Its popularity began with the seventeenth century spa tourism thanks to the presence of four sources of sulfur water. Towards the middle of the 18th century, the exploration of the Mont Blanc massif began in an attempt to reach the top. With the construction of the ski facilities in the twentieth century, Courmayeur has become one of the most popular resorts in the entire Alpine arc.
Where to sleep in Courmayeur?
Courmayeur has always been one of the favorite destinations for tourists from all over the world and also for this reason it offers many different accommodation options suitable for everyone. For those who want to experience a luxury holiday during the Courmayeur Peak of Taste, the suggestion is to stay at the Royal Golf Hotel and at the Massif.
Furthermore, here you will find many hotels with a typical mountain style such as the Swiss Chalet and the Grand Hotel Courmayeur Mont Blanc. For families there are different solutions for all needs. From hotels like Cresta et Dux to residences like Le Grand Chalet.
But that’s not all there are also campsites that offer various accommodation solutions to experience the mountains in the best way with your family. Among the many campsites we recommend Hobo camping Val Veny and Aiguille Noire camping.
Courmayeur: here is the typical cuisine
Courmayeur is the ideal location not only for mountain sports lovers but also for those who appreciate good traditional cuisine. Undoubtedly, the most popular and famous typical Aosta Valley products are cheeses and cured meats such as fontina and Arnad lard.
During the Courmayeur Peak of Taste event, you will be able to discover the traditional dishes of the Aosta Valley cuisine. One of the most popular is the boudin made from boiled potatoes, cubes of lard, beets, pig’s blood, wine and spices. You cannot miss the cheese fondue and the Aosta Valley roe deer, a typical local recipe.
What to do in Courmayeur?
Courmayeur offers its visitors many opportunities for recreation and entertainment. The ski area is undoubtedly the predominant part but that is not all, in fact there is also a sports hall where it is possible to do many sports such as ice skating. Here children can have fun in complete safety thanks to the many activities that are organized during the season.
In addition to the many mountain sports that can be practiced in summer and winter, excursions to discover the beauty of the mountains are also possible. Do not miss the opportunity of a snowshoe hike or a snowmobile tour. Undoubtedly one of the most fascinating attractions of Courmayeur is the Skyway cable car which allows you to reach the top of Mont Blanc.
Here you can enjoy a unique and sensational panorama like nowhere else in the world. Finally, for those who want to relax, it is possible to go to the Terme di Pre Saint Diedier which are located a few kilometers from the center of Courmayeur. Do not miss the opportunity to discover this wonderful location during the Courmayeur Peak of Taste.
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