OUR GASTRONOMY AWARD 2019 GOES TO...
from the Restaurant Terra – The Magic Place for the award as The Best Contemporary Restaurant Trentino Alto Adige
The Best Contemporary Restaurant Trentino Alto Adige
The Love Italian Life 2018 Awards Ceremony took place in Dublin on October 11th with the greatest Italian chefs across Italy, the UK and Ireland. Heinrich Schneider from the Restaurant Terra – The Magic Place was awarded as The Best Contemporary Restaurant Trentino Alto Adige.
It all stems from the Schneider family's passion for food. Chef Heinrich and his sister Gisela have been eating around in gourmet restaurants with their parents since childhood and inherited from their ancestors the courage and the motivation to seek out their dreams. They created an original dining space, a modern restaurant with a veryavant-garde concept. In 2008, the restaurant won its first Michelin star which motivated them to further reach for their vision. In 2014 their restaurant became a member of the Relais & Châteaux network， and in 2017 the restaurant won 2 Michelin stars， They named the restaurant "Terra" and consolidated their philosophy: organic, cosmopolitan and creative. In November 2018 they opened a second restaurant in Shanghai down-town.
Unlike most Michelin chefs, chef Heinrich Schneider did not study under the supervision of a master chef, he is basically self-taught. With talent, the passion for food, coupled with his love for solitary moments in the mountains, taught him to think independently and to establish his own style. His use of herbs and unknown ingredients from the mountains in his dishes gradually formed a new concept that became Terra's mainfeature.