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Tyrolean temptation

A two-Michelin-starred chef takes a City break from the Dolomites

Tyrolean temptation

August 01 2013
Mary Lussiana

London’s recent balmy Continental weather has provided no reason to leave UK shores, and now, added to that is the chance to taste the acclaimed cuisine of Norbert Niederkofler in the capital’s Broadgate West. The chef will soon descend from his two-Michelin-starred restaurant in the Dolomites, St Hubertus, to create his signature Tyrolean dishes at L’Anima restaurant (pictured), for which bookings have just opened.

A popular City dining destination, where award-winning chef Francesco Mazzei serves dishes that evoke the flavours and colours of Sicily, Sardinia, Calabria and Puglia – such as spicy chicken Calabrese with nduja and peppers – L’Anima will welcome Niederkofler from September 23 to 28. Together, the two chefs will provide regional specialities from all over Italy, with a special set menu featuring dishes by both chefs at lunch and dinner.

Niederkofler’s restaurant, at the family-run Rosa Alpina Hotel, has long been a place of culinary pilgrimage and is famed for such creations as liquid-nettle ravioli with crispy snails and St Hubertus buttermilk, and sturgeon with a vinaigrette of mountain herbs. Such dishes will surely add a daring dash of Dolomites seasoning to the gastro melting pot that is London.