El Paradiso

One could fill a book with suggestions on eating out in St. Moritz. Instead, let’s boil it down to one reassuring thought: No matter what your heart desires, you will almost certainly find it.

St. Moritz has a few culinary surprises in store. Such as the world’s largest whisky bar: Devil’s Place, at the Hotel Waldhaus am See, or the world’s best cremeschnitte, according to the New York Times: this delectable puff pastry, Chantilly and custard cream dessert is the hallmark of the in place on the mountain El Paradiso. Or, La Cantinetta the heaven for wine connoisseurs.

Here are some of the must-visit culinary highlights of St. Moritz and the Engadin Valley:

El Paradiso:

El Paradiso is one of the mountain dining options out of many in the Engadin Valley that is extremely popular for its vibe, endless view of the dotted lakes and Alpine Mountains and terrific Swiss delicacies like truffles, soft cheeses, and fondue. It is highly rated by the French culinary guide Gault Millau.

Up here at 2,181 meters above everyday life, the restaurant only serves the best quality ingredients and freshly prepared delicacies. One can choose to dine indoors in the club restaurant in an authentic elegant cabin style, exclusive in its pampered club feeling, or bask in the sun at the outdoor Club Terrace. Especially for the little ones, the restaurant keeps an extensive children’s menu ready from which children (up to the age of 4) can eat for free.

El Paradiso is easily accessible via cable car and chairlift. It is also a near-year-round delight, open between early December and April for skiers, and again between June and October for summer hikers.

Afternoon tea at the Grand Hotels:

St. Moritz is famous for its grand hotels. Few people are aware, though, that the lobbies of these luxury hotels are open to the public and afford a perfect retreat for coffee, tea or drinks at almost any time of the day or night. You can enjoy a club sandwich, too, or even a proper high tea. For that, best head to the Suvretta House, the Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, the Kulm Hotel, the Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains, or the Carlton Hotel. Information about the jubilee activities and registration for the 19th Women’s Race and 2nd Engadin Night Race on www.engadin-skimarathon.ch.

The Devil’s Place- The largest Whisky Bar in the world

Devil’s Place, as the Waldhaus am See’s exclusive whisky bar is called, makes the heart of every whisky lover beat faster! As one of the “Leading Bars of the World” this bar has 2,500 different kinds of whisky, which is the largest selection in the world. Two times, Devil’s Place has received an entry in the “Guinness Book of World Records” for its outstanding whisky collection. Devil’s Place is not only for the hotel guests, but it is also open to the public all year round until 00:30 o’clock. It is now a Mecca for whisky lovers from around the world. The selections include mainly Scottish single malt whiskeys,but also a wide selection of blended, Irish whisky and bourbon, and other grain spirits from around the world. http://www.waldhaus-am-see.ch/en-us/Whisky-Wine/Whisky-Bar

La Cantinetta

A temple for true wine lovers! Connoisseurs will find their heart’s desire here – from the Grisons to California, from Tuscany to Bordeaux.

Be it a small family occasion or a party with friends, “La Cantinetta” is the ideal venue for a special celebration.

The cellar is located at the Crystal Hotel that enjoys a central location in the pedestrian zone of St Moritz and offers a relaxed ambiance and friendly service. https://www.crystalhotel.ch/en/dining


Reto Mathis has been established as a successful restaurateur in St. Moritz for more than 30 years. The top chef has gained notoriety for his creations of truffles and caviar, but also for his national and international engagements. For over 50 years the family Mathis Corviglia was established. With the exclusive CheCha Restaurant & Club Mathis shows another facet of his personality and realizes a long-cherished dream.

The restaurant welcomes guests in a cozy atmosphere with a fireplace. CheCha incorporates a bakery (Le Cake), a daytime club (Blizzard Beach) and a butler service for members, is perched on the same Corviglia mountainside overlooking the glitz of St. Moritz. Staying true to the Mathis motto “a unique experience at an exceptional location” The Chef serves his renowned preparations such as truffle pizza or beef carpaccio with truffles Robespierre followed by pine tree ice cream with caramelized walnuts and red currant compote. https://chechaclub.com/

The original: the St. Moritz Gourmet Festival

The first-ever gourmet festival was held in St. Moritz in 1994. It is the brainchild of local star chef Reto Mathis. Visiting chefs from around the world have been demonstrating their culinary geniuses in St. Moritz, come every January. The St. Moritz Gourmet Festival is held at traditional first-class and luxury hotels in the Upper Engadin as well as at novel event locations. Packages including tickets for the events and accommodation are available for the festival week.


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