Due to the proximity with the Austrian territory, the history of food in Trentino is very much influenced by Austrain cuisine.
Following are the most typical dishes you will find in restaurants and street markets during your stay in Trentino Alto Adige.
Canederli: dry bread that has been dipped into milk and mixed with flour, eggs and speck (the presence of speck is common in many dishes) are rolled into balls, which are cooked in broth until they are firm and then served either with or without the broth itself. Vegetarian Canederli are also available with spinach and cheese. Additionally, several restaurants serve a sweet version of Canederli for dessert.
Studel: Trentino is one of the most important regions in Europe for the growth of apples. So chefs can hardly keep away from serving this beloved and delicious dessert at the end of every important dinner.
Grappa with chamomile: Grappa is a typical italian liquor that is quite strong in flavor and is usually served at the end of a big meal to aid digestion. In the Tyrol area, grappa is made with chamomile, so creating a more delicate, yet tasty flavor that is perfect to warm you up on a winter day.
Krapfen: a fried flat ball filled with marmalade and dusted with powdered sugar on top. Krapfen is very similar in appearance to another dessert in the Italian cuisine, (Bombolone), but is actually much lighter.
Strauben: fried dessert typical of the area of the Tyrol. The name comes from the German world “straub” which means tortoise because of the shape of the dessert. After filing the dough (made with flour, butter, milk and eggs), it is served with powdered sugar, chocolate and jam.
Vin Brulè: vin brulè (or mulled wine) is a hot beverage made usually with red wine (although white wine can be used as well) that has been boiled and flavored with several kind of spices and sugar.
Enjoy the food in Trentino: a combination of ingredients typical of the area and fine Italian cuisine..