The kitchen: breakfast & dinner

Tasty, light and healthy …

Once upon a time, in the XV° century, Aquila Nera (Black Eagle), which is how our hotel was called when run by Mrs. Emma Hellenstainer, was the first and only welcoming establishment in Villabassa. It soon became a meeting point for scholars, from philosophers to scientists, but also for the holiday makers of the Astro-Hungarian aristocracy.

Many things have changed and improved during the centuries. But what has remained the same are the joys of spontaneity and the passion for healthy and quality food.

Just like Emma almost 200 years ago, we are committed to offering genuine and tasty food. This is why we use natural spices and flavours, never using a microwave, additives, or flavour enhancers.


Impression of our breakfast

Release your senses and get ready for a brand new taste experience:

pure, authentic, natural.

Expertly toasted coffee meets the milky froth. Selected teas release their full aroma in the therapeutic Bad Meister spring water A tasty glass of South Tyrol apple juice regenerates the body and spirit. Freshly baked bread, soft butter, natural yogurt, eggs, fresh fruit, tasty speck: all made in South Tyrol. With passion.

South Tyrolean dish - Historic Hotel Emma

Impressions of our dinner

Become part of history, of present,
and of a special representation:

witness the transformation of historic delicacies into dishes revisited in line with current culinary trends. Taste, just like then. From the treasured recipe books of Mrs. Emma Hellenstainer we offer to you: The "1867 pot roast" of beef cooked in a dark red wine sauce, the apple tart with white chocolate sauce and hazelnut ice cream, garnished with mint from our garden, the original Emmal Hellenstainer cake, and much more.

A nostalgic feel permeates the air...

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