Alpine living is synonymous with both excitement and leisure. Gastronomy is a huge component of the aforementioned leisure aspect of this way of life and is characterised by top-class restaurants that can satisfy the gourmand in all of us. This notion holds true especially in St. Mortiz, Switzerland, the epicenter of the luxury alpine lifestyle and a destination for mountain snowbirds the world over. Here are Insignia’s top 5 picks by category:

Best Traditional Cuisine: Restaurant Talvo by Dalsass

Martin Dalsass doesn’t think much of modern frills with regards to cuisine. He prefers to concentrate on taste, vibrancy and aroma when it comes to his classic Mediterranean fare, starting with the chef’s homemade salami that you will be offered with your aperitif. His fine cuisine merits an equally fine setting, which is provided by the warm and cosy, wood-panelled interior of this old 1658 farmhouse.

Via Gunels 15, St. Moritz – Champfer

Best for Rustic Dining: Bumanns Chesa Pirani*

Located in a traditional Alpine chalet tended to by a couple of husband-and-wife restaurateurs that actually live above the first-floor restaurant, Bumanns Chesa Pirani is an acclaimed St. Moritz dining institution. It is situated within a series of interconnecting parlour rooms lined in knotty wood panelling and matching wood coffer ceilings. Service is purely white-glove for the acclaimed menu served only during the winter high season and then closed for the rest of the year.

Via Chantunela 15, La Punt – St. Moritz

Best Restaurant for Romance: Ecco, St Moritz**

Located a short drive from St. Moritz is Giardino Mountain, a luxury design hotel featuring a restaurant with a Michelin-starred gastronomic pedigree (two to be exact, since 2011). The Alpine façade juxtaposes a far-more modern interior with a fireplace crackling in the centre of a stylish lounge of oversized sofas and club chairs. While the hotel itself is home to three eateries and two bars, the focal point is Ecco, St. Moritz, nestled within a serene space of gold-leaf walls and hand-blown crystal chandeliers.

Via Maistra 3, Champfèr-St. Moritz

Best Après Ski Destination: Chesa Veglia

Since 1936 Chesa Veglia, located in the legendary Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, has been a landmark for foodies and VIPs alike. In the eight decades that have since lapsed, the rustic atmosphere attracts both locals and tourists maintaining its popularity to this very day. Featuring three restaurants and two bars, Chesa Veglia is the hottest après ski venue for mulled wine, bubbles and delicious treats.

Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, Via Serlas 27, 7500 St. Moritz

Best Restaurant for Fine Dining: Restaurant Cà d’Oro

The Michelin starred gourmet restaurant Cà d’Oro is second-to-none in the region for its unforgettable Mediterranean cuisine. Offering a combination of traditional and well-loved dishes with more modern elements, there is something to suit every taste. Located at the Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains.

Via Mezdi 27, 7500 St. Moritz, Switzerland

For more information on any of these fine dining establishments, please contact your Insignia Personal Assistant.

Share your story:
Contact your Insignia personal assistant for details
Related articles
1 year ago
Valentine’s Day: Hotels for a Romantic Getaway
Insignia experts have chosen the most romantic hotels made for a loved-up weekend in the UK and Europe. Bauer Palazzo, Venice The creation of dynamic young hotelier Francesca Bortolotto Possati, who inherited the hotel from her...
1 year ago
Master the Art of Wellbeing
Ananda in the Himalayas: world’s top destinations for yoga Sitting in the far northern reaches of India, at the foothills of the Himalayan mountain range, near the birthplace of the ancient arts of yoga, meditation, and...
4 years ago
Snow Polo World Cup 2017
Team Cartier took the Snow Polo World Cup 2017. The final played out against the Badrutt’s Palace Hotel team with a score of 7-4 for Cartier. The runner-up match saw Perrier-Jouet go head-to-head...
4 years ago
Jazz & Swing Concert with Enrico Orlandi
World-renowned entertainer Enrico Orlandi takes the stage at The Chedi in Andermatt, Switzerland this February. Featuring tributes to Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Nat King Cole and many more, Orlandi and his jazz...
4 years ago
Top 5 St. Moritz Highlights: Winter 2017
The season in St. Moritz is in full swing. After hitting the slopes and unwinding at the spa, there’s a whole world of activities ideal for every type of visitor to the mountain. Here is a roundup of our top 5 picks:...
4 years ago
V-Lounge Hits the Web
Following the launch of V-Lounge—Insignia’s sporting events app—in the App Store last year, Lifestyle Boutique is pleased to announce the launch of the V-Lounge website. This new interface is now responsive on any...
4 years ago
Exclusive: The BRIT Awards 2017 with Insignia
Insignia is exclusively offering packages to The BRIT Awards 2017. The awards show is returning to the O2 London to celebrate the achievements of the music industry throughout the previous year. Last year’s show...
4 years ago
London Art Fair 2017 Preview
The London Art Fair, in it’s 28th year, is the UK’s premier Fair for Modern British and contemporary art. It will be hosted at the Business Design Centre, Islington, from 18 to 22 January 2017. Renowned for...
Insignia in the press
'Highly personalised and exclusive services to those who 
want to experience the best life has to offer.'
'Inside the $225,000 Oscars 2020 Gift Bag'
'Move over AmEx, here are by invitiation credit cards that cost $200,000'
'When AmEx Black Just Won't Do: A Gem-encrusted Card for .001%'
'The service is like having an invisible companion'
'British lifestyle management company takes the sting out of travel and daily life elevating it all to a lovely new life form'
'When you're exorbitantly rich, you can afford not to fret over things like your 15th wedding anniversary - at least if you're an Insignia member'
Insignia social