Anybody looking for the greatest accumulation of stars in the Upper Engadine tonight, is sure to make a discovery at the Kitchen Party in the Badrutt’s Palace Hotel. All ten international guest chefs, together with all the Executive Chefs from the partner hotels will guarantee culinary delectation. Tickets are still available for last-minute bookers for the legendary Kitchen Party and other festival events in the days to come.

Since last Friday, joyful high spirits have prevailed in the Upper Engadine on the occasion of the St. Moritz Gourmet Festival. Together with the excellent Executive Chefs from the partner hotels, the international guest chefs Sergio Herman, Guillaume Galliot, Manish Mehrotra, Philippe Mille and Sven Wassmer have enthused gourmets from near and far at the multifaceted festival events with their very individual cookery skills. In front of 400 guests, the Grand Julius Baer Opening at the Kulm Hotel St. Moritz was a fiery prelude, followed on three evenings by individual Gourmet Dîners and Gourmet Safaris. Not only the guests but the chefs too were enthralled. Top chef Sergio Herman said: “It’s always nice to travel and do events like the St. Moritz Gourmet Festival and to meet other colleagues but also to discover new products to cook with, new cooking styles and ideas – this opens the mind, which to me is one of the most important things for a chef.” Moreover, this year’s special events such as the Mountain Brunch at Reto Mathis’ CheCha Restaurant & Club, the VALSER Dinner “Feel Limitless” with the aspiring young chefs from the “marmite youngster selection” held at the Waldhaus Sils and the Ecco Tavolata with two-star chef Rolf Fliegauf at Hotel Giardino Mountain, have also met with great approval. The champagne and wine events Fascination Champagne and Tuscan Master Wines at Suvretta House, offered unique drinking enjoyment with accompanying rarity value culinary delights. In the afternoons, the Chocolate Cult at Badrutt’s Palace Hotel delighted the guests with the usual incomparable diversity of melting temptations.

The summit meeting heralds the start of the second Anybody who has not yet had the chance to visit the festival can catch up during the remaining second half. Star chefs Nicolai Nørregaard from Denmark, Sang-Hoon Degeimbre from Belgium, the twins Thomas & Mathias Sühring from Bangkok, as well as Mingoo Kang from South Korea all arrived today for this. Before these five guest chefs take over culinary command in the days to come and the first star chef crew say good-bye to the Upper Engadine tomorrow, all ten international guest chefs and the Executive Chefs from the partner hotels will spoil the guests together tonight at the legendary Kitchen Party at Badrutt’s Palace Hotel. After this culinary summit meeting, celebrations will continue into the early hours at the after party with DJ Mousse T. in the “King’s Social House”, the newly refurbished, exclusive night club at the luxury hotel.

The enjoyment will continue in a delightful manner in the coming three days with the exceptional Gourmet Dîners, Gourmet Safaris and other special events. These include The Tasting at the Carlton Hotel, which is much appreciated and the potential cult events Celestial Wines at Waldhaus Sils, as well as two evenings of Wine & Cheese Celebration in the Cava Bar in Hotel Stefani in St. Moritz. On Saturday evening, as the festival conclusion, and its crowning glory, the Great BMW Gourmet Finale will take place in the glittering Suvretta House. Appetizers will be served by the local chefs to accompany the champagne reception, followed by a brilliant multi-course menu prepared by the international star chefs. The gala dinner will be accompanied by the finest of wines. The vocal trio “Ladies in Tune” and their live band will atmospherically accentuate the evening with classical swing sounds from the 40s and the 50s.

Tickets are still available for tonight’s Kitchen Party and for the Great BMW Gourmet Finale on Saturday evening.

For other festival events taking place during the next three days, such as the Gourmet Dîners, seats can still be reserved spontaneously. Event tickets are available online at www.stmoritz-gourmetfestival.ch. The Gourmet Dîners can only be booked directly at the partner hotels.

Only at the St. Moritz Gourmet Festival Savouring top-class culinary art as part of an incomparable event culture set in the midst of the fairy-tale winter mountain world of the Upper Engadine has distinguished the St. Moritz Gourmet Festival for more than a quarter of a century. Today, the international star chefs were able to see for themselves the beauty of nature and its associated benefits after a get-together at the chefs table in the mountain restaurant Trutz on Corviglia, where they enjoyed a break and then skied on the slopes together with the hosting Executive Chefs from the partner hotels. “The festival is amazing – everything is so well organised. It’s exciting to meet so many new chefs and people from all around the world and I’m really happy to be able to showcase my Indian dishes in Switzerland – I enjoy being able to be here a lot!”, enthused Manish Mehrotra. Current news updates can be found on the website www.stmoritz-gourmetfestival.ch and on Facebook.

Media Release St. Moritz Gourmet Festival

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