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Michelin Guide 2021

Restaurant wins a Michelin-star just six weeks after opening

12. February 2021

by Varun Sharma

In what is believed to be a record, the Michelin Guide has awarded K at Kulm Hotel St. Moritz a single star – incredibly – less than two months after it opened.

This amazing feat has much to do with Chef Patron – Mauro Colagreco – who holds three Michelin-stars for his South of France masterpiece – Mirazur – which gained its ultimate gastronomical recognition in 2019.

K at Kulm Hotel St. Moritz opened on December 22nd, 2020. It offers only dinner service from Tuesday to Saturday inclusive and will host its last sitting for this season on March 13th.


On awarding The K by Mauro Colagreco its star, The Michelin Guide commented, “Unfortunately, this tasteful restaurant in the elegant Kulm Hotel St. Moritz is only open in the winter season. A great pity, as this restaurant is home to the multi-faceted, perfectly balanced and always unexpected cuisine of the Argentine culinary grandmaster Mauro Colagreco, renowned thanks to his 3-star restaurant Mirazur in Menton on the Côte d’Azur”.

 
Italian Argentine chef, Colagreco, cut his teeth in the world of haute cuisine as a pupil of first Bernard Loiseau, then Alain Ducasse and finally Guy Martin. His pedigree cannot be better.

Colagreco’s food philosophy centres around freshness, simplicity, balance of colour and bringing out authentic flavours. One of his star ingredients is the humble lemon, which makes anchovy fillets set on a bed of fried anchovy skeletons “pop and sing”, while “luxus beta vulgaris” is a signature dish that combines salt-encrusted beetroot with Oscietra caviar cream.

 
Opened in 1856, The Kulm Hotel St. Moritz was the first hotel to be built in this affluent Swiss town. It features 164 rooms & suites, five restaurants (including The K by Mauro Colagreco) and the superb Kulm Spa St. Between December and February, the hotel is the ultimate address in this high-society winter sports resort-town. In the Summer, St. Moritz is a haven for artists, sunworshippers, and hikers.

 
St. Moritz is located 200 kilometres from Zurich and 175 kilometres from Milan – accessible from both cities by road, train, and helicopter.