St. Moritz Gourmet Festival

The annual St. Moritz Gourmet Festival, which has gained cult status worldwide, runs from 12 until 20 January 2018.

For a quarter of a century, the St. Moritz Gourmet Festival has been excelling with its incomparably diversified event culture. In 2018, the festival will celebrate its 25th anniversary, whilst at the same time premiering a new festival format: the programme now offers even more time and opportunities for visiting the great variety of culinary events, where guests can enjoy the pleasures of top-class cookery skills or our highly fascinating top chefs.

From Friday 12th to Saturday 20th January 2018, the festival will have many exciting epicurean events in a relaxed setting. The culinary master strokes of ten top-class guest chefs and the multiple award-winning master chefs from partner hotels in the Upper Engadine will give the event even more clout.

The Grand Julius Baer Opening will kick-off the festival on Friday evening, 12th January 2018, in a festive setting at the Kulm Hotel. At this event, the first five guest celebrity chefs together with local chefs from partner hotels, will indulge the guests by offering samples of their culinary skills and art prepared on ten “gourmet islands”. Throughout the rest of the festival there will now be six evenings dedicated to the famous “Gourmet Dîners”.

To cap it all, the Gourmet Safari is being expanded in answer to ever-increasing guest demand. The new format will now feature six of these highly popular culinary discovery tours with a total of 12 trails – all leading to the Chef’s Table of our guest chefs.

Special events, tastings as well as first-class champagne and wine events will further enhance the festival programme. For instance, there will be the new Sunday Brunch at the CheCha Restaurant & Club, newly opened this summer by Reto Mathis in the popular skiing region of Salastrains, located on the alpine plateau above St. Moritz. “Completely in keeping with the motto ‘Less is more’, it is a matter of emphasising carefully measured, culinary features without overloading the festival programme, and allowing each of our guests to experience the exceptional variety of gourmet specialities on offer in the Upper Engadine”, explains Reto Mathis, co-founder of the festival.

On Tuesday evening, 16th January 2018, the legendary Kitchen Party at the Badrutt’s Palace Hotel will be the new summit meeting at the midpoint of the festival. All ten guest chefs will be at the stove to spoil the guests in
the luxury hotel’s canteen kitchen, before the first group of chefs says goodbye to the Upper Engadine. The five newly arrived master chefs will take over culinary command for the days to come.

For the crowning Grand BMW Gourmet Finale at the end of the festival on Saturday evening, 20th January 2018, the Suvretta House St. Moritz will be the new, highly elegant venue, where the five guest chefs together with local chefs will prepare a brilliant, multi-course menu for the guests.