Eastern Delights in the Alps


Guests at Badrutt’s Palace Hotel can now enjoy culinary delights from the East as top Indian cuisine brand King’s Kurry delegates its Executive Chef to work at the five star alpine residence.

In true pioneering spirit, it was only a matter of time until the hotel added to its fusion-cuisine portfolio. After Nobu has successfully returned to the Badrutt’s Palace Hotel for its 8th winter season this year, keeping ahead of the times and offering excellence in service remained paramount. The hotel is now able to cater for an increasing number of guests from Asia and the Middle East thanks to its newly appointed Chef, Faisal Khan, of Switzerland’s top Indian cuisine restaurant chain, King’s Kurry, with locations in Zurich, Basel and Luzern.

Faisal Khan, born in 1977 in Orissa, was part of the team behind the ‘fine-fast-dining’ Indian food concepts in the Sihlcity and Stücki Shopping Centres. He helped to launch and lead King’s Kurry since its foundation in 2002. He has a degree in Sociology and Hotel Management, and trained at India’s famous Oberoi Hotels where he was the youngest Executive Chef. He also catered for the Indian National Cricket Team on international tours. Further, Mr. Khan has taught Indian cuisine classes at Irene’s Celebrity Cooking School, Zurich.

Legendary culinary festivals and events return to St Moritz this winter season, turning Badrutt’s Palace Hotel into a hotspot for epicurean travellers. In addition to highlights like the legendary St. Moritz Gourmet Festival and the Palace’s own Chocolate Cult, Chef Khan’s appointment will add another layer of international gastronomic delights to Badrutt’s Palace Hotel culinary offerings.

Here are some of the highlights taking place at Badrutt’s Palace Hotel during in the 19th annual
St. Moritz Gourmet Festival
, which runs January 30 to February 3, 2012:

Gourmet dinner with Master Chef: January 31 – February 2
Guest Chef Régis Marcon, awarded 3 Michelin Stars, from Saint-Bonnet-le-Froid in France, dazzles guests by creating a five-course menu or an à la carte dinner in Le Restaurant.

Sweet Temptations: January 31 – February 3
Chocolate Cult in Le Grand Hall – Chef Patissier and traditional chocolate house Sprungli present a buffet of chocolate creations to melt the heart of every guest.

Funky Kitchen Party: February 1
Kicking off at 10:30pm, Badrutt’s Palace throws the annual highly anticipated Funky Kitchen Party – in the kitchen, of course, as well as in Le Bistro. Master chefs unfold their creations as guests mingle around steaming saucepans and sizzling frying pans. Savour each dish as it is prepared – accompanied by an appropriate champagne, wine or spirit.

The Great Valser Gourmet Finale: February 3
Celebrate the closing of the festival with fine champagne and wines at an altitude of 8,000 feet, while the Guest Master Chefs gather round the stove to create a multi-course menu at the closing party on the Alpine world of Corviglia,

Badrutt’s Palace Hotel is a celebration of style, sports, cuisine and fashion, with discreet service and traditional elegance evoking an atmosphere of pampered luxury for all. An ideal destination in both winter and summer, the hotel is located in one of the most challenging ski areas in the world and offers a host of summer alpine activities. Badrutt’s Palace Hotel boasts 135 guestrooms including 35 suites with stunning views of the Swiss Alps. The hotel is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, Swiss Deluxe Hotels and Swiss Historic Hotels. Badrutt’s Palace Hotel opens its doors to guests this winter from December 1, 2011 – April 9, 2012.
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