Though I’ve been returning to les alpes for many years now, I never fail to pick up on a new, absolutely vital, life-altering piece of knowledge every time. This trip I discovered the heaven that is pizzoccheri. A harmonious mix of buckwheat tagliatelle, greens, and potatoes, generously drenched in melted Casera cheese. Enjoy responsibly.
Speaking of indispensable knowledge surrounding my favorite topic...St. Moritz:
Talvo (Michelin *, one of my favorites every year), Mono (Michelin *), IGNIV (inside Badrutt’s Palace, quite the tasting experience with a private high-end version of Dylan’s Candy Bar for take away dessert!), Kronenstübli (for exceptional duck), Chesa Veglia (made up of three restaurants, go with the Swiss), Veltlinerkeller (literal nanas are cooking in front of a stove), Balthazar (not to be confused with the one in NYC, it’s the only contemporarily designed restaurant in town and has a fabulous ambience)
On les pistes
El Paradiso (absolute chicest and liveliest), Alpina Hütte
Badrutt’s Palace Renaissance Bar and lobby (the scene), Pavarotti’s, Balthazar, Hauser (mandatory après ski Glühwein), King’s Club (dancing), Dracula Club (dancing)
Sleep and Spa
Badrutt’s Palace, Kempinski, Carlton, Kulm
If you’re staying at the Palace you could make a good case to never leave. It has everything and more.