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Dining in St. Moritz - From gourmet restaurants to Alpine huts

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St. Moritz and the Engadine valley are not only famous for its scenic landscape, great weather and chic living. They also offer a great variety of culinary delights, gourmet restaurants and regional dishes.


Considering how small St. Moritz is and how provincial its surrounding is, you’ll be surprised about the rather high concentration of Gault Millau and Michelin listed restaurants that you find here. Among St. Moritz’s top restaurants are the Rôtisserie des Chevaliers at the deluxe Kulm Hotel, the Jorimann’s Refugium that indulges its guests at lakeside with a light Californian cuisine, and Le Relais which is located at St. Moritz’s oldest and most luxurious hotel, Badrutt’s Palace.

 
Apart from these haute cuisine restaurants, there are also plenty of moderately-priced restaurants in St. Moritz that offer excellent dishes and atmospheric surroundings. Something special with a real Swiss-mountainous-atmosphere is to be found on top of Muottas Muragl. There, the panorama restaurant of the Romantik Hotel doesn’t just offer excellent cuisine featuring traditional dishes of the region, it will also spoil your senses with an unforgettable view of the magnificent alpine landscape. A cable-car takes you there. Make sure to catch the last one down-hill before midnight. 


Certainly, you should step outside just the haute-cuisine restaurants while you are in St. Moritz and also try the more basic traditional specialities. Among those, you find a paper-thin and flavourful air-dried beef, cornmeal cakes and local cheeses. Speaking of cheese, the Alpine Dairy Samnaun doesn’t just produce its excellent tasting Samnaun Mountain Cheese, it was also the first Alpine show-dairy to invite visitors to let them experience first-hand, how cheese is made. 

 

Also, the Engadine nut tart, which is made of shortcrust and a rich and sticky filling of wallnuts, cream and honey is a real local treat. Try this famous nut tart at the old-established Café Hanselmann – a coffeehouse and confectionery with a turn-of-the-century ambience. Besides great cakes, Café Hanselmann also produces their own chocolate and many other sweet delights.

 

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