Hungry for temptation of the culinary kind? Don’t even try to resist the delights at Badrutt’s Palace this winter. The super-exclusive, grand palace hotel in the heart of St. Moritz is embellishing the season with a range of epicurean highlights, of which the opening of Nobu @ Badrutt’s Palace on December 17, 2005 is just one. A caviar, salmon and oyster buffet, a gourmet festival, and a Russian Christmas Gala add up to a satisfying season for anyone into the cult of the cuisine.
Among the gourmet highlights to sink your teeth into at Badrutt’s Palace this winter season:
Â· Every afternoon from December 25-January 7, guests can enjoy a buffet of caviar, home smoked salmon and oysters in the Grand Hall at Badrutt’s. To complement the amazing range of teas already served at high tea, a very special caviar and vodka degustation will also be offered with Kaviari Paris.
Â· No sweet-tooth could possibly resist the Palace Chocolate Cult, an exhibition and tasting of various chocolate Grand Crus from the most distinctive plantations and producers worldwide. Come indulge your chocoholicism, at Badrutt’s Palace December 26-January 7, and January 31-February 4.
Â· Celebrate Christmas just a bit late – but still with plenty of style – during Russian Christmas at Badrutt’s Palace. On January 6, Le Restaurant will be the place for a fabulous holiday celebration, including cocktails and four-course gala dinner amidst the glittering swirl of a Chanel Fashion show. After dinner, make your way briskly but steadily to the King’s Club, where a guest DJ will be spinning tunes until the wee hours.
Â· The 13th-annual St. Moritz Gourmet Festival will unfold in deluxe hotels throughout the village January 30-February 4. This year’s theme is “Edition Suisse,” celebrating a startling array of culinary talent from German-, French- and Italian-speaking Switzerland, including Badrutt’s Palace own French Executive Chef FrÃ©dÃ©ric Breuil hosting Adolf Blokbergen of Michelin-starred Auberge du Raisin in the Lake Geneva region. There will be a Gourmet Safari featuring five top Swiss chefs, who will host guests and the kitchen “chef’s table” at Badrutt’s for an excellent dinner on January 31, February 2 and February 3. And as always, the highlight of the Gourmet Festival will be the Palace’s annual Kitchen Party on February 1, at which will guests have the opportunity to meet with all the chefs from the festival. The Festival’s Grand gourmet Finale begins at 11 a.m. at the VIP Tent on frozen Lake St. Moritz – be there, or go hungry!
Winter 2005-2006 rates at Badrutt’s Palace start at CHF 460 (appx. $355) per night/double occupancy. For more information on culinary offerings or new winter getaway packages, or to make reservations, call 011-41-81-837-11-00, or visit www.badruttspalace.com.