Hiking and feasting are perfect for autumn: The Toerggele tradition in South Tyrol offers both.
In South Tyrol, certain quite hearty dishes are served at the so-called Toerggelen. They are a typical home cooking, which in our country is usually a fixed part of the daily diet.
For example the "Marende" (afternoon snack) with its seasoned speck bacon, the homemade sausages and the various cheeses from the country is worth to try.
Also the typical barley soup or a creamy vegetable soup are offered in many taverns. They are usually served as an appetizer. Dumplings and "Schlutzkrapfen" are very famous and delicious dishes in South Tyrol. Mainly they are served with Parmesan and melted butter.
Mostly as main course, the Slaughter Plate is served. Different kinds of meat and sausages are combined with sauerkraut and the well-known "Eräpfelblattln" potato slices. Also blood sausages and pieces of pork as well as the Surfleisch salt meat can be found on the platter. Often the slaughter plate is the highlight of the whole Törggele meal.
As a dessert the usually with jam, sweet chestnut rice or poppyseed filled "Krapfen" are served and of course the roasted sweet chestnuts must not be missed. A glass of grape must or new wine completes the culinary delight.
By the way: If you do a nice hiking tour before these meals, they even will taste better!