The restaurants at Giardino Mountain are innovative and sometimes progressive. The culinary delights are developed on an ongoing basis but never lose their ties to the region. The hotel is home to three different restaurants, and each is unique.
Hide & Seek is modern, contemporary and inspired by the principles of Ayurveda. The Ecco St. Moritz gourmet restaurant is located in a former chapel. A white and gold room with artistic sgraffiti on the walls. And Stüva is located in the entrance area of the historical part of the building – at lunchtime and in the evening, hearty Graubünden specialities are served here. What more could you ask for?
Look no further – Modern, international and surprisingly out of the ordinary. Hide & Seek draws its Inspiration both from contemporary sources and from Ayurveda. Each dish incorporates salty, sweet, bitter, sour, spicy and tart components in harmonious unison, tantalising your taste buds and nourishing your body. Local herbs and invigorating spices ensure that your meal is easily digested, while the different flavours and textures offer a rich sensual experience. Enjoy food that simply does you good – without having to look too hard.
At lunchtime and late in the evening, the Hide & Seek Bar takes the culinary lead at Giardino Mountain. It offers an especially nonchalant setting: During the winter, the open fireplace crackles away, while in the summer it provides a cool place to escape the heat. And the lounge atmosphere allows you to forget the outside world for a moment. The bar is also the stage for special events, be they culinary or musical in nature. Quite simply something for all the senses.
Open daily from 17.12.2018 to 23.03.2019 10 a.m. to midnight
The clink of fresh ice cubes in a glass, the tempting aromas wafting over from the barbecue, or simply a spot of sunbathing – summer is a feast for all the senses. The lounge terrace brings all of this together and thus serves as the “Giardino sun deck”. The bar, barbecue and Dedon lounge bring you a little closer to the sun every day. No entry fee, open to everybody – including in winter (depending on the weather).
Open daily from 07.12.2018 to 23.03.19 10 a.m. to midnight – depending on the weather
The luxury of a cigar is the time that you spend enjoying it. The ideal atmosphere for this pleasure in life is created in the smokers’ lounge: elegant and quiet. Leather club chairs can be found here, with dark-wood humidors flanking the room and a wide range of Habanos and Davidoff cigars rounding off the experience. The perfect place to not only enjoy life to the full. Open daily from 07.12.2018 to 23.03.19 10 a.m. to midnight
The Ecco restaurants in Ascona and St. Moritz already have a reputation for unique culinary virtuosity blended with a purist approach to taste – and both have two Michelin stars to prove it. With his food concept, Ecco founder Rolf Fliegauf artfully combines the natural flavours of seasonal ingredients to create the unmistakable Ecco cuisine: distinctive, intense, unexpected. Ecco!
Down to earth and humble and precisely because of these qualities he is so ambitious and passionate - Rolf Fliegauf and his culinary creations could not be similar. In the centre of the multi-award-winning aroma cuisine of Chef Fliegauf stands the natural taste of seasonal ingredients, which, cleverly combined, create an unexpected and intense pleasure. Open in the winter season starting from Friday 21. December 2018 to 16. March 2019 Open Wednesday to Sunday and during the Christmas Holidays. From 7.00 p.m. (last order until 9.30 p.m.)
Sometimes you need something down to earth. Engadine cuisine is just the ticket for this. Made for life in the mountains, at high altitudes and when surrounded by rugged nature. While mountain life has changed over the centuries, the regional cuisine has persisted. Local, hearty and simply delicious. A piece of Engadine culture on your plate that allows you to conquer any mountain the following day.
Stüva – a traditional Engadine restaurant with rustic wooden panels and corner benches, true archetypes of the Alpine world – is located in the entrance area of the historical part of the Giardino Mountain building. At lunchtime and in the evening, hearty Graubünden specialities are served here. The kitchen team procures the products used to prepare these dishes from local suppliers. For dessert, locals recommend the nut cake served in a glass: “It is legendary.”
Open daily from 21.12.18 to 23.03.19 Lunch from 12 noon (last orders: 1.30 p.m.) Dinner from 6.30 and 8.45 p.m. (last orders: 9.30 p.m.)
Opposites attract, they say. At Giardino Mountain, they even combine and bring the senses together. The hotel has retained its village charm from the outside. Inside, however, a cosmopolitan heart beats. Japan, India, even Asia are regularly culinary guests and invite the taste buds on trips. But also regional dishes should not be missing in the Meltingpot Champfèr. Have an overview of all events here.
Japanese cuisine is paying another visit to the Engadine: marvel at the preparation of sushi and sashimi before using your own skills with the chopsticks. The sushi buffet is continually replenished throughout the evening, complemented by classic hot Asian dishes or miso soup. Itadakimasu!
Restaurant Hide & Seek Every Thursday From 7 p.m., CHF 80 per person
Giardino Mountain now offers takeaway sushi, prepared fresh to order for you to collect and enjoy at home or in your room. Whether you prefer traditional maki or a choice of nigiri – with the selection of different bento boxes, you can savour the finest sushi in the comfort of your home. You don’t even have to go looking in the fridge.
Giardino Mountain Every Friday and Saturday From CHF 34 per box, with a variety of different-sized sushi boxes available
Preorder the sushi boxes for pick up at the hotel under +41 81 836 63 00.
Wrapped up warmly and in the company of the Power Guide, guests can enjoy a snowshoe walk through the valley. Once back at Giardino Mountain, the walkers are welcomed with a warming mulled wine drinks reception and rustic snacks. A fairy-tale winter.
Giardino Mountain Every Saturday from 5 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. CHF 30 per person including mulled wine drinks reception and light snacks
Why choose when you can have everything: the Food Voyage allows participants to enjoy the Giardino Mountain restaurant experience with selected vintners and gourmet partners. Would you like your dessert as a starter, or another helping of your favourite main course? Whether you choose your own order of dishes or stick with tradition, the Food Voyage caters for every taste.
2. March 2019 From 7 p.m. in the Hide & Seek restaurant and bar and the main kitchen of Giardino Mountain
CHF 125 per person including wine accompaniment and flavoured water
For sushi-lovers and interested parties. Sushi masters undergo at least 10 years of training – all this knowledge cannot be acquired in one evening, of course, but you can certainly find out a little bit about the history of sushi, pick up professional tips and tricks on cooking rice and selecting ingredients, and learn to “roll your own”. And at the end, you and the other guests will of course get to enjoy your collective creations and round off the evening in comfort with a glass of sake.
21 January 2019
18 February 2019
18 March 2019
(minimum number of participants: four people)
CHF 195 per person including sushi course, dinner and Drinks
For beginners and curious types – a step-by-step guide to Ayurvedic cuisine and the background of how to select ingredients. The following questions will be answered: How can you eat following the principles of Ayurveda without severely restricting your habits? How can you cook Ayurvedic food using regional ingredients? And which food combinations are best avoided?
The cookery course comprises:
A theoretical introduction to Ayurvedic cuisine
Ayurvedic welcome drink
Joint preparation of an Ayurvedic meal
Meal featuring the dishes prepared during the workshop
Ayurvedic recipes to take home
Dates: 22 January and 12 March 2019, from 6 to 10 p.m.
CHF 160 per person including dinner (minimum number of participants: four people)