12th - 14th January 2019
Guest of local chef Mauro Taufer, Kulm Country Club
Shooting Star of the Year 2018 (GaultMillau)
Discovery of the Year 2016 (GaultMillau)
At the incredibly young age of 31, Swiss master chef Sven Wassmer already ranks amongst the very best in his home country. Celebrated as “Shooting Star of the Year 2018” and awarded 18 points by GaultMillau, he prefers to pick himself his own ingredients for his cosmopolitan alpine avant-garde cuisine, combining this with seemingly contradictory produce from all around the world to prepare magnificent taste sensations. For instance, “Alpine Dim Sum with Swiss dashi of roast potato peels” and “Char with burned cream and spruce” are two of Sven Wassmer’s many well reputed signature dishes. After holding professional positions in renowned establishments, alongside famous chefs such as Nuno Mendes and Andreas Caminada, Sven Wassmer previously worked as head chef at the Silver Restaurant in the 7132 Hotel in Vals until May 2018, where he was awarded two Michelin stars.
Together with his wife and sommelière Amanda Wassmer Bulgin, he has formed a mutually inspired “liaison culinaire” that has caused a sensation in the culinary world. In 2019, the kindred partners will be adding another chapter to their success story by opening two new restaurants in July at the Grand Hotel Quellenhof in Bad Ragaz.
“I can contribute from the very beginning in shaping the future, in the design of the concept and the layout of the kitchen. In one of the restaurants, we will be focusing on ‘Health & Lifestyle’ with pure produce and many interactions. In the other, the ‘Signature Restaurant’, I will continue to develop my successful recipes at the highest level. As a gourmet hotspot, the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz offers the ideal opportunity to do this - with excellent local producers and top winemakers in the Grisons Lordships, right on the doorstep”, Sven Wassmer is happy to say.