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Restaurant Kuppelrain

Kuppelrain is a little gem located next to the small and charming Castelbello railway station. Guests and friends feel right at home in the Kuppelrain thanks to the hard work and dedication of the long-standing staff.

Coming home?–?enjoyment is the motto!

Great attention is given to food and drink to ensure the menu and wines are the very best. Jörg is everywhere he is needed, even in the kitchen. Sonya has tried her hand at wine making as well as working for the family, the animals and as a sommelier. As they say so beautifully, this will be beginner’s luck, but the wine is a success. The only time it can be drunk is as part of the legendary wine-tasting in the Kuppelrain. Kevin is responsible for the entire kitchen and cooking. Nathalie conjures up the chocolate creations, desserts and everything that is sweet and helps in the service sector. Giulya, the youngest, ‘our little big Italian’, attended both the Italian-speaking kindergarten and primary school, she helps when needed, otherwise she is in charge of cuddling the Kuppelrain animals. She visits the "Sprachen Gymnasium" and later she wants to practice her dream job "Sommelier" - if possible here at home.

"The chef’s and the owner Jörg Trafoier’s philosophy can be summarised in a few words: to continuously re-interpret great cuisine, with the best local products and develop creative dishes, while maintaining the pure and uncontaminated taste of the ingredients."

A nice narration of Kuppelrain's sustainability

As you certainly know, 12 years ago we adopted a two-year old dog from the Bolzano Animal Shelter. It was quite difficult to start with, since both sides had to get used to each other. We spent a wonderful 12 years together, until our dog suddenly did not want or was unable to walk.

We immediately took our lady dog, Tita to the vet, who recommended surgery. Sadly, our dog did not wake up from the operation. There were many tears, but anyone, who decides to have a dog, must be prepared also for heartache. I have read that many times. Meanwhile time passed.

There are so many poor dogs and animals without owners needing a good home. Of course, it is impossible to save every animal, but each person can make his or her contribution to giving living creatures a decent life on our Earth. We try to promote and support humane husbandry. In addition, we are cooperating in a project in Africa, the aim of which is to give the people there a half-way decent life in their home country.

Now we have really gone to the dogs, in the truest sense of that phrase.
As well as Kevin's dog, the little Münsterländer, three more dogs have taken up residence with us. Leo, the two-year old cocker spaniel from Rome, whom nobody wanted and who before we adopted him, was returned four times to the foster home, now lives with Nathalie in our old house in Coldrano. In the meantime, two relatively small, feral street dogs from Calabria have arrived to the Kuppelrain. The two little dogs arrived in Trento emaciated, frightened and distrustful, but now they live with us and it is simply great. Our eight house cats, the hens, the cockerel and rabbits are still with us and are enjoying life. Our animals need us and we need them. Without them our lives would seem empty.