Only 10 minutes from St. Moritz, the Nira Alpina Hotel, in Silvana, is right at the foot of Mt. Corvatsch and has direct access to its cable car so you can ski out and ski back in.
This is the St. Moritz Gourmet Festival Kitchen Party and, as you can imagine, it sold out months ago. After all, where else can you observe master chefs cooking at such close quarters, chat with them as they're working and then dig your fingers in and taste their creations?
With approximately 2000 ski resorts around the world to choose from, picking just ONE isn't always so easy. A resort that is good for beginners may not be so good for experts. A resort that is good for children may not be so good for nightlife. A resort with traditional charm may be lacking in terrain parks...
Graubünden, and particularly St. Moritz, is famous for its winter sports but the summer delivers hiking, e-biking and culinary delights with the bonus of unspoilt trails in Switzerland's only national park.
Jamie Patrick Porter is a chef to watch and now has the space and location in which to expand and show off his creativity, hard work and talent. Once the staff match his knowledge and expertise with both the food and wine, he is set to put the St Moritz back where it belongs.
It's not all downhill in Switzerland's Engadin St. Moritz - also on offer is tobogganing, snow kiting, cross country skiing and even ice cricket. Even though there is great downhill skiing here, I'm here to get a taste of other winter activities.