Switzerland has 143 Michelin stars, more per head than any other country. Here are some of the most luxurious elite restaurants with stars to prove their outstanding cuisine.
Switzerland may have lots of Michelin stars but there are only three restaurants that can lay claim to having three. Schauenstein in Graubünden is one of the elite trio, with the exquisite cuisine of Andreas Caminada also achieving 19 Gault&Millau points. The whole experience is almost like a piece of theatre in action: the visually stunning food, the exemplary service, the outstanding wine list and the location in a historic castle. Truly a meal to remember. www.schauenstein.ch
Rico’s is one of a kind, just like its owner. First there’s the dramatic setting with red and gold, artworks and very individual style. Then there’s the food, as inspirational and unusual as the surroundings. And last but not least Rico Zandonella, the maestro from Ticino who describes himself as a dreamer and a perfectionist. Rico’s certainly feels dreamily perfect. www.ricozandonella.com
Les Saisons *
Vevey has many claims to fame, most notably being the birthplace of milk chocolate and the final resting place of Charlie Chaplin. And having a rather well-known hotel, the historic and illustrious Hotel du Lac, which dates back to 1868. Pride of place in the hotel goes to the traditional yet elegant restaurant Les Saisons under its innovative chef Thomas Neeser. www.hoteldulac-vevey.ch