With several of the Engadin Valley's Gault Millau-recommended restaurants located at more than 1,800 metres above sea level, the region brings new meaning to the phrase "Haute Cuisine" – high-level dining in more ways than one.
A wide range of gastronomical expertise, each coming with its own style, means the valley has something to cater for any taste, both in food and surroundings. Settle in to lavish historic dining rooms or go for drinks in stylish modern lounges, relax in cosy wood-panelled cafés and bars, or take in the views at airy summit restaurants. Wherever you go, be sure to indulge in whichever of the local specialties takes your fancy.
Italian and Swiss cuisines merge for a sumptuous mixture of capuns, paninis, fondues and raclettes, but the highlight may just be the local favourite Engadiner Nusstorte. A heavenly nut tart made with cream, caramel and walnuts, Engadin confectioners have refined the recipe over the course of many years in to a world-famous delicacy that visitors simply can't resist.
For food-loving visitors staying in the valley in January, the St. Moritz Gourmet Festival provides an overwhelming array of world class gastronomy. The Engadin Valley is also home to a traditional alpine dairy, and the world's largest whiskey bar – any true gourmet will not be disappointed.