Rumestluns – Alfresco dining in a mountain hut
The Hotel Ciasa Salares is known for its excellent cuisine and thorough dedication in sourcing out the best ingredients, adding imagination to their artistry to offer an unforgettable sensory experience.
With five restaurants – La Siriola, La Terrazza, the Salares Restaurant, the Wine Bar and the Wine Cellar, where the Wieser family expresses unique talent and enthusiasm - “spoilt for choice” is but a mere euphemism.
What happens when this magic formula is repeated high up in the mountains?
Mountain huts are called “malghe” in South Tyrol. The name stems from about 1885 and defines a hut where shepherds usually keep their cattle in the summer months. Gradually transformed over the years, there are now about 400 in South Tyrol, dotted around the marvellous valleys, where you can rest and enjoy a good welcome, as well as a genuine meal.
Visiting these malghe means acquainting yourself with local culture: they are run by natives and epitomise the rhythm imposed by the mountains. You will find that the owners produce their own cheese and will get a glimpse of life on these higher pastures. Ciasa Salares’ malga Rumestluns is set at 2,000 m and can be reached either on foot (a splendid 1,45-hour walk via woods and pastures) or with the Piz Sorega cable car and a short 15-minute walk.
The reward is a “pic-nic”, though forget about boring sarnies and cold meats: this is a proper lunch. A triumph of the most exquisite appetizers (anchovies from the Cantabric sea, speck and grilled mortadella), pasta, sausages, home-made cheese, bacon, fresh fruit, cakes, coffee, grappa and clearly local sublime wine… should I continue?
This fantastic experience is organised every Wednesday and should not be missed.
It is open to external guests as well, so do not miss this exceptional opportunity.
At Ciasa Salares, you know that extreme care is taken to offer you excellence in every aspect of your stay, and details do matter. If you want to discover more about this exceptional corner of South Tyrol, look no further.