In addition to stunning scenery and action sports St. Moritz offers a wealth of foodie-friendly options to choose from. Here are our favourites in, around and above the famous Engadin resort.
In a bright and cosy setting, choose from the best steaks and international dishes. The restaurant specialises in meat, including Wagyu, Swiss dry-aged and USDA Prime. Meat will be served just as you ordered and served with one of the legendary sauces. Always ask for the delivery of the day, dishes are whipped up on a whim according to what’s seasonal and fresh. Carnivores will enjoy the surf & turf with hoyden king prawns or grilled yellow tuna and Canadian lobster.
LUXOS recommends: Primgourmet Beef with Béarnaise Sauce and vegetables
Les Saisons - Grill & Dine, Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains Via Mezdi 27, CH 7500 St. Moritz
Tel. +41 (0)81 8383 838, www.kempinski.com
Also at the Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains is the Sra Bua which offers sushi in classic and contemporary versions, and superb sashimi. Ingredients comprise only the freshest and highest-quality fish, fine meats, and of course, oriental spices. there is a wide selection of sake, shochu, Japanese beers, and the hotel’s exceptional wine list. Fourteeen Gault & Millau points.
LUXOS recommends: The Thai signature menu
Sra Bua, Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains, Via Mezdi, 27, CH 7500 St. Moritz, Tel. +41 (0)81 8383 838, www.kempinski.com
La Marmite is the highest European gourmet restaurant at 2,486 metres, managed by Mathis food affairs. Apart from a stunning view this mountain restaurant offers much more than cheese fondue. The menu boasts organic meat and fish as well as Mathis classics such as exceptional truffle and caviar dishes, the Mathis pizza with truffles, or 'Corviglia snow', that is, caviar on a snow of mashed potatoes. The menus by Reto Mathis combine traditional flavours served in inspired contemporary ways and the restaurant attracts regular VIP guests from all around the world.
LUXOS recommends: pan-fried duck liver with truffle sauce and a glass of Champagne.
La Marmite, Corviglia, above St. Moritz, Tel. +41 (0)81 8336 355, www.mathisfood.ch
De Fät Moonk
De Fät Moonk (the name means ‘fat marmot’) is another venue in the Reto Mathis stable, high above St. Moritz. The decor combines traditional, natural Engadine materials with modern design; low leather couches and large communal-style tables are conducive to a lingering lunch, enjoying the views and the blazing open fire. As well as the gourmet menu, you can assemble your own personal menu from 20 small Alpine dishes. After your meal, you can chill out with a fine cigar.
LUXOS recommends: Reto’s Hummer club sandwich
De Fät Moonk, Corviglia, above St. Moritz Tel. +41 (0)81 8336 355, www.mathisfood.ch
Talvo by Dalsass
Awarded one Michelin star, talvo by Martin Dalsass is a celebration of Mediterranean cuisine. Chef Dalsass places importance firmly on the quality of his ingredients and to ‘a lightness and simplicity’ that shines through his food. in an Engadine farmhouse dating back to 1658, just outside St. Moritz in Champfer, this is Chalet Chic at its best. While the atmosphere is relaxed, dress smart, and for a more intimate evening there is a private room for up to 20 and humidor for the cigar devotee.
LUXOS recommends: ask the sommelier for a tour of the award-winning wine cellar
Restaurant Talvo by Dalsass, Via Gunels 15, CH 7512, St. Moritz-Champfèr, Tel. +41 (0)81 8334 455, www.talvo.ch