St Moritz is the place to be this winter, not only for jet setters, nature lovers and winter sports fans, but especially for foodies. There are so many great restaurants to choose from in St Moritz that you feel like you should stay the entire season. But even if you can only go for a week or a long weekend, here are the highlights you shouldn’t miss:
You have probably heard about La Coupole/Matsuhisa@Badrutt’s Palace, the much talked about restaurant of international star chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa, better known as Nobu, which is open throughout the entire winter season, from early December until 27 March. Now you can also cook with the master chef because they are offering unique cooking classes for 4 to 6 people. Of course whatever you concoct can be enjoyed in the beautiful restaurant with a glass of fine sake. A gift certificate could be the perfect Christmas for a loved one who enjoys nothing more than cooking (price per person 400 CHF).
Badrutt’s Palace is not the only restaurant in town offering cooking classes. Reto Mathis, the pioneer of fine mountain dining, is offering cooking classes at Corviglia at lofty heights of 2,484 meters. Enjoy the incredible mountainscape that unfolds in front of your eyes from here, while preparing a barbecue or local Swiss specialties with the chef.
You may also hone your cooking skills at Schweizerhof where chef Christian Ott will introduce you to the art of slow food, introduce traditional recipes or cook with you some Italian classics.
Enjoy eating more than cooking? Then you may want to pay a visit to Nobu’s fine dining establishment La Coupole/Matsuhisa@Badrutt’s Palace or to the brand-new IGNIV by Andreas Caminada, which will open its doors also at Badrutt’s Palace on 21 December. Expect a fine dining sharing experience, so perfect for a unique dinner with a group of friends. Or pop by Le Pavillon, the pop-up restaurant just by the Palace ice rink for an constantly changing dining experience, prepared by guest chefs from all over the world. From a deluxe Swiss fondue to an authentic Indian feast, you are definitely in a for a culinary experience in a one-of-a-kind ambience.
And finally, a not to miss event for any serious foodie is of course the annual St Moritz Gourmet Festival (30 January—3 February 2017), which will bring world-class chefs from all over the globe to Switzerland. This year’s focus is on the US, welcoming, among others, Ron Silver, New York’s most famous American diner chef at Hotel Schweizerhof, and Melissa Kelly with her “farm to table” concept. There will be a 5-course Gourmet Dîners, a US Beef Blizzard on Corviglia, a gourmet safari, wine and cheese celebrations, chocolate tastings and much more.
If you want to be perfectly dressed for the slopes, a walk around Lake St. Moritz or for your cooking class dinner, come shopping with IRMA before you hit the mountains of the Engadine….Victoria Beckham