Cortina salutes the Week of the Italian Cuisine in the World with a new Michelin star and eight restaurants awarded by the Michelin and Gambero Rosso guides.

The Week of the Italian Cuisine in the World has been greeted with the publication of the new Michelin and Gambero Rosso guides, two of the most renowned in the country.

The latest Michelin Guide comes with great news for Cortina and the Dolomites: the SanBrite restaurant has been awarded for the exceptional quality of its food. SanBrite thus becomes Cortina’s second Michelin starred restaurant, joining Tivoli, which has held its star for three decades.

The guide praises SanBrite’s excellent ingredients, many of which come from the family’s alpine farm Agriturismo El Brite de Larieto, located at 1,800 m above sea level. Such simple products are wisely combined with more unusual but equally local ingredients to create innovative, exquisite, gourmet dishes that can be tasted only in Cortina. Besides the superb self-produced cheese, the guide recommends the mountain-pine flavoured spaghetti and the milk and larch-buds gelato. All of this is to be tasted in a wonderful setting, defined as “intimate and warm” by the guide.

Also Gambero Rosso, a world authority on Italian food, wine and travel, awards SanBrite and Tivoli a remarkable two forks in its 2021 guide. The same recognition goes to Da Aurelio, a restaurant famous for using in its recipes the wild herbs of the alpine meadows surrounding it. 

The two guides report five more restaurants in Cortina with either one Gambero Rosso fork or a Michelin Plate, namely Baita Fraina, Al Camin, Pié Tofana, El Camineto and La Corte del Lampone.

The eight restaurants reported in Italy’s most trusted guides make Cortina one of the gourmet hot spots of the Dolomites and the whole Italian Alps. They also testify to the resort’s effort to constantly improve the quality of its offer and show the direction the town has taken. SanBrite’s new Michelin star is just the tip of the iceberg of a wider movement of restaurants, mountain lodges and alpine farms that are increasingly putting local products and tradition at the centre of their mission.

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