A culinary adventure to St. Moritz
Together with Ferris Bühler Communications GmbH and two journalists I had the pleasure to experience the slopes and the culinary diversity of St. Moritz!
Early in the morning, we took the train from Zurich HB to Chur and from there with the Rähtische Bahn to St. Moritz. As soon as each of us was fully equipped, we took the first gondola up to paradise.
For our first day, we stayed on the mountain side of Corvatsch, Diavolezza & Lagalb (meaning: Crow, feminine devil, -).
Regarding the culinary offering: The idea is to create kind of a food court concept; 14 restaurants with different themes spread over the slopes. With this diversity, they give the guests a great choice of dining places in order not to always eat „Schnipo“ (Schnitzel and Fries) during ski holidays 😛
For lunch, we tasted the polenta fries with tomato jam and a mixed salad with chicken. Followed by the Tavolata (a trilogy consistent of meatballs, vegan/oriental zoodles and veggies and a veal ragout accompanied by white/ Bianca and dark/ Taragna polenta, perfect if you want to try more than just one dish) in the Restaurant 3303. For dessert a lemon pistachio polenta cake and lukewarm cream polenta with lavender ice cream and marinated plums.
Back on the slopes – which were under perfect condition by the way!
Next stop: Hossa Bar (The main meeting point for Après-Ski)! Even though we had beautiful sunny weather it was still pretty cold (around -15°C)! We took the chance for a warm-up and enjoyed tea, punch and mulled wine.
The cherry on top was dinner at Kuhstall (transl. cowshed) – where in summer the cows live; humans enjoy a gourmet dinner during the winter season.
The restaurant is super cozy and has a lovely vibe. The chef focuses on using local products whenever possible!
Pictures from left to right /starter to desert: veal tartar above a pumpkin-coco soup, entrecôte with a duo of cauliflower, mango and passionfruit trilogy and friandise.
Another highlight? Since the slopes are closed after around 5 o’clock, we experienced a down-hill ride with a snow groomer!
After the cable car ride up to the Romantik Hotel Muottas Muragl on 2456 meters over sea level, we got welcomed by a sky full of shiny stars!
During the day the view changes into a spectacular outlook over Oberengadin.
The hotel has 16 cozy rooms and the generous breakfast buffet in the morning is super yummy and fuels you up with energy for another sporty day ahead.
The funicular railway took us to the station Corviglia.
Three different spots await you there. We started with the Quattro Bar – the perfect place for a short warm-up or even a small bite (we tried their yummy Flammkuchen together with a glass of champagne) in the lounge area next to the chimney. No matter if you got one of the lounge seats or stand by the bar, either way, you have a breathtaking view over the Alps.
Not even 50 meters further you’ll find the self-service restaurant Edy’s,
Whoever is looking for a more extravagant spot enjoys an extended stay at the White Marmot. It offers a lounge, restaurant and bar area and every part is differently colored but still matches together. Personally, my favorite one was the pine green area next to the windows to give the bright outside a bit of a contrast.
Regarding the food? Have a look at these masterpieces and convince yourself!
“More than just Schnipo and Rösti: a pleasurable experience along the slopes” – says the restaurant itself.
Every plate of the 40 modern-classic dishes is beautifully created by chef Marco Moroni himself, ready to sate every taste!
Pictures from left to right /starter to the dessert: Paccheri with Nduja-sauce, deer entrecôte in an exotic sauce with puree of celery root, sweet corn strudel, and pumpkin chutney, vegan option: caramelized eggplant with miso and tahini, and last but not least for dessert a white chocolate “snickers”.
Even though we just had dessert, we took another gondola up to the panorama restaurant on Piz Nair. A coffee or tea and toblerone chocolate mousse to enjoy the beautiful view over the spectacular landscape!
Time flew by, and so we had to do the downhill run back to the village of St. Moritz. – What a memorable trip!
Pictures by Federico Sette.
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