Zermatt: Culinary hotspot with 238 points


The 2015 edition of the GaultMillau, Switzerland’s most popular restaurant guide, once again confirms that Zermatt offers its guests culinary art at its finest. The guide lists 17 restaurants and 7 gourmet hotels in Zermatt. All in all, Zermatt’s restaurants have a combined total of 238 GaultMillau points, making the village the place with the highest number of GaultMillau points in the Alps.

Zermatt offers top culinary delights. 17 restaurants have a combined total of 238 points in Switzerland’s 2015 GaultMillau restaurant guide.
Zermatt offers top culinary delights. 17 restaurants have a combined total of 238 points in Switzerland’s 2015 GaultMillau restaurant guide.

Zermatt offers top culinary delights. Apart from 100 village restaurants, Zermatt is also surrounded by over 50 mountain restaurants. 17 restaurants are certified culinary hotspots. As the GaultMillau editors put it: “Zermatt is the GaultMillau stronghold in Valais”. The fast climber on the list is chef Salvatore Elefante of the “Le Capri” restaurant, which opens only in winter. The rest of the year, his team indulges its guests at the five-star “Capri Palace” on Capri in southern Italy. In the winter season, the islanders bring the finest pasta, fish and wine specialities to Zermatt, spreading a whiff of the Mediterranean in the high Alps. Located in the five-star Mont Cervin Palace Hotel, Le Capri has received 17 GaultMillau points in this year’s edition. The GaultMillau team describes the restaurant as “Mediterranean cuisine at the Matterhorn – a culinary winter dream!” At 16 points, the After Seven restaurant at the Backstage Hotel, reigned over by its famous chef Ivo Adam, also managed to garner one point more than in the previous year. According to the GaultMillau, “Ivo Adam is setting a powerful signal at the Matterhorn.” Chef Alain Kuster of the Corbeau d’Or Restaurant in the Hotel Mirabeau Alpine Residence also achieved one point more and has now 16 points. Quote out of the GaultMillau: “During our visit the long-time chef Alain Kuster is in its best form.”

Seven gourmet hotels

Every year, Zermatt’s hoteliers and restaurateurs invest millions of Swiss Francs to provide their guests with the exclusive ambience suitable to accompany the outstanding culinary delights offered at their restaurants. Now wonder that seven hotels in Zermatt are among the 100 Swiss GaultMillau hotels.

The 17 top restaurants in Zermatt

Ristorante Capri *) Hotel Mont Cervin Palace / GaultMillau-Hotel 17 (+1)
After Seven *) Backstage Hotel 16 (+1)
Corbeau d’Or *) Mirabeau Alpine Residence / GaultMillau-Hotel 16 (+1)
Gourmetstübli *) Chalet Hotel Schönegg / GaultMillau-Hotel 15
Cervo Cervo Mountain Boutique Resort / GaultMillau-Hotel 14
Findlerhof, Franz & Heidi   14
Grill Le Cervin Hotel Mont Cervin Palace / GaultMillau-Hotel 14
The Omnia Hotel The Omnia / GaultMillau-Hotel 14
Zum See, Max & Greti   14
China Garden   13
Chez Heini   13
Myoko   13
Paradies   13
Portofino Unique Hotel Post Zermatt 13
Lounge Al Bosco Riffelalp Resort 2222 M / GaultMillau-Hotel 13
Chez Vrony   13
Prato Borni Grand Hotel Zermatterhof / GaultMillau-Hotel 13
*) Only open in winter    

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