Rosa Alpina is awarded 3 Michelin Stars

Posted: 28/11/2017 in Chefs

Ann Scott Associates
Rosa Alpina in the Italian Dolomites is awarded 3 Michelin Stars
Chef Norbert Niederkofler from St. Hubertus Restaurant, at Rosa Alpina Hotel & Spa in the Dolomites, has been awarded a third Michelin Star in the 2018 Guide, one of only nine restaurants in Italy to hold this accolade and the only restaurant this year to claim a third star.

The Michelin Guide 2018 awards took place at Teatro Regio di Parma, Italy in November 2017. Norbert Niederkofler and the team received a standing ovation in praise of their new award and later cooked at the evening's event alongside other chefs.

Norbert has been at the helm of the St Hubertus restaurant for over 20 years, producing ethically sourced and seasonal dishes with a zero-waste kitchen and menus inspired by the mountains.

Norbert was born in 1961 in a small town in the Dolomites. Attending culinary school in Germany, he went on to work in London, Zurich and Milan, before settling in Munich to work with Eckart Witzigmann, his greatest mentor. Eckart taught him how to respect nature and its produce to achieve culinary perfection. After seven years in Munich, he travelled to New York to learn the secrets of culinary innovation under restaurateur David Bouley and began to develop his own style.

Norbert returned to the Dolomites to lead the team at Rosa Alpina Hotel & Spa in 1994, where he transformed St Hubertus from a pizzeria to a fine dining restaurant.

Located in the charming town of San Cassiano in Alta Badia, Norbert is leading a 'foodie revolution'. He is credited with bringing together international chefs with his 'Cook the Mountain' philosophy, which includes cooperation, sustainability, seasonality, use of locally-sourced produce and an annual event called Care's, which focuses on debating the future of ethical cooking. The event will return from 14 - 17 January 2018. He is also passionate about mentoring talented chefs, his protégées including Giorgio Locatelli and Eugenio Boer.

Rosa Alpina Hotel & Spa is the dolce vita of the Italian mountains. A charming, family-owned five-star boutique hotel located in the town of San Cassiano in Alta Badia. The hotel has been owned by the Pizzinini family for over 70 years.

Dinner at St Hubertus starts from £130 (€145) per person for a set menu.