The ski and spa resort town of Bormio has just been ‘highly commended’ in the category of “Gastronomic Resort of The Year” by the “World Snow Awards” presented by “The Telegraph Ski and Snowboard Show” in October 2016. The awards recognize excellence in the ski and snowboard industry so this is a real achievement for Bormio and all those who work to make it such a great place to go skiing.
The “World Snow Awards” recognize the best brands, resorts, retailers and operators in the winter industry, highlighting the performers of the last year and the most promising activities for the coming season. It’s no wonder Bormio was part of this category, if you are a foodie skier then Bormio needs to be the next place you visit.
Bormio has its own Michelin Starred called Umami. The Michelin guide 2017 writes about Umami:
“Two very different worlds (Naples and the Alps) meet in this restaurant. Options such as pizzoccheri pasta and game dishes feature on the menu alongside ragù sauce and pastiera cake from Naples. The chef, who makes skilful use of umami flavours in his dishes, is from Campania.”
If you plan on eating at Umami make sure you book in advance.
But Bormio has so many other fantastic places to eat even If your budget doesn’t stretch to Micheln stars. There are plenty of more budget friendly restaurants all serving fantastic local cuisine, one of which is Agriturismo rini for the local speciality dish known as, Pizzocheri. This is a hearty dish combining buckwheat pasta, potatoes and plenty of cheese and it will certainly take care of your hunger after a day on the ski slopes.
Our friends living in Bormio also told us about Enoteca Guanella which offers Piedmontese specialities and for real carnivores out there, Sunrise is the place to go. The interesting thing about Bormio and it’s gastronomy is the variety and the quality local ingredients available. Nearby cheesemakers and wine producers supply the local restaurants and food that’s travelled less to get to your plate always tastes better.
Bormio certainly proves that on ski holidays you don’t need to live on a diet of pizza, pasta or chips, there is are so many wonderful local dishes you can sample, who knows you might even ask for the recipe, that’s what I do! Surely part of the adventure in travel is about discovering new tastes and testing out all your 5 senses. If this sounds like something you want to get amongst this coming winter ski season, then check out our luxury Bormio ski break for those who like to travel in style!