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    Morteratsch

    by german_eagle Written Jan 4, 2015

    The restaurant (hotel) Morteratsch was where I had my first meal (lunch) in the Engadine, back in the early 1990s. I keep going back because it is a very special place. It is located on the Bernina railway route, only a small cul-de-sac road takes you there from the Bernina pass road - but parking is very limited, and since it has its own train stop most people travel there by train anyway. You can walk on a marked trail or ski on a groomed cross-country trail from Pontresina also. Once upon a time the Morteratsch glacier reached almost to the hotel, but nowadays you can only see the glacier in a distance of about 2 km - and it is in ongoing recess. Sad to see.

    Anyway, the scenery around the hotel/restaurant is still dramatic, very impressive in both winter and summer. I had liver with roesti and red wine sauce as my first meal ever there, very, very good. Last time we had roesti and sliced veal with a creamy sauce (yummy!) and risotto with a venison sausage (delicious!), we washed it down with a very tasty local "Bernina" beer.

    I prefer the terrace, weather permitting, as you can watch the trains stopping, people hopping on/off, then again the quiet with the gorgeous views of the mountains and glaciers ... perfect. Prices are reasonable, service is very good.

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    Segantini mountain hut

    by german_eagle Written Jan 4, 2015

    There are many mountain huts around St. Moritz, and this is one of the most basic ones - but with breathtaking panoramic views. It is located on a mountain crest above Pontresina at 2,731 m, accessible on hiking trails from Muottas Muragl (funicular) or Alp Languard (chair lift). These hiking trails are quite challenging, not for the beginner, require good hiking boots and can be slippery in wet weather.

    The hut has a small dining room and wooden benches around the hut. The menu is small, mostly a couple of soups (yummy!) and cold cuts, the famous air dried beef, mountain cheese, bread etc. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate available, ditto good wine from Valtellina and Valais.

    I chatted for a while with the hosts as it was not too busy when I was there. They told me they make the hike from the village up to the hut every day - bringing fresh food with them. Incredible! With that in mind it is understandable that they do not tolerate guests bringing their own food and occupying their wooden benches or sitting inside.

    Open June - October, weather permitting.

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    Marchetta

    by german_eagle Written Jan 4, 2015

    Right on the tiny square in Sils-Maria is this typical old Engadine-style house located, home of restaurant Marchetta (and next to the B&B Andreola which belongs to it.) It is run by two elderly ladies, the Godly sisters. The dining room is relatively small, but takes you back to the good old times: The walls are completely wood-panelled with Swiss pine, the furniture is made of the same wood, there is also a beautiful, green tiled stove in the room. I didn't want to leave!

    Favorite Dish: We stopped by in the afternoon and only had (huge!) pieces of Engadine nut cake (baked by one of the ladies) and coffee, but it was super yummy. The lady who served us was not in a hurry as we were the only guests, so we chatted and she even showed us their garden in the back of the house where herbs and veggies grew that they use for cooking in the restaurant.

    Chesa Marchetta in the middle
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    Hanselmann

    by german_eagle Written Jan 4, 2015

    When you're in St. Moritz, a stop for coffee and (fancy) cake or just some truffes/pralines at Cafe Hanselmann is a *must*. The place is where *tout* St. Moritz shows up in the afternoon, chances for seeing celebrities are pretty high - in winter at least. This bakery/pastry shop/confiserie can look back at a tradition of well over 100 years, their fancy cakes, truffes, pralines and Engadine nut cake are famous.

    I had a piece of their nut cake, black tea, another time just a hot chocolate and a praline or two - everything was absolutely delicious. You order the cake and the pralines/truffes at the counter where all this tempting stuff is on display. Beverages and other food are ordered at the table. Excellent service - competent, friendly, quick and attentive.

    The ambience is surprisingly down to earth - not ritzy at all, actually pretty informal. It is common to visit in skiing clothes in winter. Traditional interior, makes you feel right at home.

    Located right in the pedestrian zone in the centre of St. Moritz Dorf. Open daily 7.30 - 19 h.

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    Diavolezza

    by german_eagle Written Jan 4, 2015

    This is another mountain restaurant, the views from here are breathtaking - snow-capped P. Palü (3905 m) and P. Bernina (4049 m) are right vis-a-vis, the Pers glacier is below you. I had lunch here a couple of times, mostly as a break from skiing. But I also visited in summer to enjoy the views and had a little snack once or twice.

    You can choose to sit either inside (large glass windows for the views) or outside on their sunny terrace. I prefer the terrace, if the weather co-operates. With both options you can pick a self-service or serviced area.

    I like the cold plates here in particular: Grison plate (Bündnerteller) with mixed cold cuts (ham, salami air dried beef), mountain cheese. Delicious! Their red wine is also very good, try the regional wine from canton Grisons or neighbouring Valtellina/Italy. Prices are reasonable for Switzerland - this plate was about 25 CHF (in the service area.)

    Access by cable car from the train station/bus stop Bernina-Diavolezza. The cable car runs until 5 pm.

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    Alp Languard

    by german_eagle Written Jan 4, 2015

    This small mountain restaurant is at the top station of the chair lift from Pontresina up to Alp Languard. It's a good starting (or ending) point for hikes, but is also popular with people who just want to enjoy the gorgeous views of the Bernina massif.

    I stopped here a couple of times for a piece of cake, coffee or hot chocolate. Blueberry cake is my favourite here - yummy! The hot chocolate was also very tasty as usual in Switzerland. Prices are reasonable, lower than in ritzy St. Moritz proper. And the views are free :-)

    Open in summer only. It is run by the Sporthotel Pontresina, btw. Access either by chair lift from Pontresina or by hiking - calculate a bit more than an hour from Pontresina on a steep serpentine trail through the larch woods, or take the fantastic flat trail from Muottas Muragl (funicular) which takes you about 2.30 hrs.

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    Pizzeria Pöstli

    by german_eagle Written Jan 4, 2015

    A cross-country skiing trip to Maloja left us hungry and in desperate search for a place to eat. Almost the only place open in the afternoon was Pizzeria Pöstli, a dependancy of Hotel Schweizerhof. We grabbed a table at the sunny terrace, sheltered from wind (and the busy road) by a glass wall. Service was a bit slow, they probably had not expected any guests anymore.

    Favorite Dish: I had a pizza Quattro stagioni - crisp, thin dough, yummy. The red wine was very good, too. Prices were reasonable, 17 CHF for the pizza, if I recall correctly.

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    Hotel Fex

    by german_eagle Written Dec 31, 2014

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    This is my other favourite restaurant in the Fex Valley. It is located at the end of the 'road' (car-free valley, only few permits for locals), horse-drawn carriages go as far as this hotel, but you can also walk of course, and cross-country ski in winter to get there. The restaurant has a dining room, a rustic "stüva" with Swiss-pine wood panelled walls, a sunny terrace and another slightly elevated, covered terrace.

    Favorite Dish: I've had meals here on several occasions, in the Stüva and on their terraces. On a georgeous October day, for example, I had chestnut pasta with some pieces of venison, mushrooms and candied chestnuts, along with a quarter litre of their excellent red house wine from Sicily. Delicious! Another time it was a veal bratwurst with rösti and a beer (yummy), and I also stopped for a very tasty and filling barley soup and a glass of apple juice in winter, breaking up a cross-country skiing excursion. The service was always excellent - quick, very friendly and competent. Prices are reasonable for Switzerland, especially for the fantastic location.

    St��va chestnut pasta
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    Pensiun & Restaurant Crasta

    by german_eagle Written Dec 31, 2014

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    There are a couple of restaurants in the lovely Fex valley near Sils, and this is one of my favourites. It is about 50 m from the "main road" (misleading, the valley is car-free) in the hamlet Fex-Cresta in a typical old Engadine style house. The interior is cosy and beautiful, with some bright Swiss-pine wood panels, the terrace is half sunny/half shady and offers views of the mountains. Service is very good, attentive and friendly.

    Favorite Dish: I stopped here many times on my excursions/hikes to the Fex valley, mostly for their famous blueberry cake and a coffee/tea or hot chocolate. But once we went there for dinner, organised by our hotel, the Edelweiss in Sils, and the hotel manager joined us. Transfer was by horse-drawn carriage (30 CHF per person round trip). First course was a plate with salsiz, dried meat, pickled onions and pumpkin, beautifully arranged. Main course was Pizzocheri (buck wheat pasta) and dessert was ice cream - everything was delicious. We had a regional Pinot Noir (superb) and were treated to a glass of grappa by the hotel manager. A very special dinner, especially in combination with the carriage rides.

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    Albris

    by german_eagle Written Dec 31, 2014

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    This bakery/pastry shop (and hotel) of the Kochendörfer family in Pontresina is famous for its Engadine Nut cake - of course I had to try it! I must admit I was there several times over the years because this nut cake is to die for ... usually I had it after a hike in the surroundings of Pontresina. What's better than spending a half hour or so on their sunny terrace with view of the mountains while munching on the piece of nut cake and sipping a cappuccino? Not exactly cheap, of course, but not to miss.

    Hotel Albris Kochend��rfer's Engadine nut cake and cappuccino view from the terrace
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    Laudinella Pizzeria

    by german_eagle Written Dec 31, 2014

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    Another dining option at Hotel Laudinella is the Pizzeria, located downstairs. We had dinner there twice as part of our half-board plan - 35 CHF on top of the room rate. It was a three-course dinner with salad from a buffet or soup, main course (choices) and dessert from a small buffet. Everything was yummy - I liked the desserts in particular :-) One main course was roast beef, green asparagus wrapped in bacon and potato gratin - delicious. The red wine was very good, too, and reasonably priced. Service was attentive and quick.

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    Laudinella Stüva Buffet

    by german_eagle Written Dec 31, 2014

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    When staying at hotel Laudinella you have breakfast here and if you booked half-board this is one of the dine-around choices for dinner also - which was what we did on each of our multiple stays at the Laudinella. The hotel was thoroughly renovated for the Ski World-Championships 2003 and this restaurant looked a lot nicer afterward. I especially liked the views of the snowy landscape in winter. However, the downside was that the tables were much smaller, there was in general less room so if felt a bit crowded, especially for breakfast (for dinner you have more restaurant options, so less people in each.)

    Both breakfast and dinner are buffet style. Everything was very tasty. However, while I like a breakfast buffet I prefer a served dinner - the ongoing walking around got on my nerves. And in the end I ate too much - the food looked too tempting, so I had to try a bite of everything. My fault, I know :-)

    Prices are reasonable, especially for Switzerland. Breakfast is included in the room rate anyway, half-board is 35 CHF extra (basically a four-course dinner, but with lots and lots of choices as it is buffet style.)

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    Piz Nair: Restaurant at the Mountain

    by ezaguryk Updated May 29, 2008

    Este se encuentra ubicado en el tope de la montana pico Piz Nair, rodeado de grandes ventanales que te permite ver la vista de todo st moritz y sus alrededores. Puedes sentarte a fuera y tomarte un cafe caliente. O adentro y comer plato tipico de salchica con un rallado de papa con salsa.

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    Butschella: Central meeting cafeteria

    by ezaguryk Updated May 29, 2008

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    Esta ubicado en la estacion del tren

    Muy caro para el tipo de comida

    These is located in the main railway station,

    Very Expensive, for the tipe of food

    Favorite Dish: Chocolante Caliente y papas fritas!!!!!!!!! Pizza, ensaladas estilo cafeteria

    Hot chocolated and Frech fried!!!!!!!!

    hot chocolat
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    Dolce Vita: Italiam restaurant at the Mountain

    by ezaguryk Updated May 29, 2008

    Un restaurante muy lindo, esta rodeado de ventanates que te dan una vista increible hacia la montaña.

    Nota curiosa, en la misma sala hay dos restaurantes por lo que esta dividido por unos materos, pregunten antes el otro restaurante se llama la braserie.

    Restaurant very nice, it is sourund by big windos that alows you to see the montains.

    to note, when you get to the restaurant ask wich it is since in the same room, are two restaurant and the menues are diferents. The other restaurant it call the brasserie

    Favorite Dish: Pasta al fileto (pasta pomodoro) pasta con tomate

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