#FOURNews | St. Moritz gourmet festival goes Japanese for 2016

19 Jan 2016
2 min read
From 25th – 29th January 2016 Japanese master chefs will gather for the 2016 St. Moritz Gourmet Festival – ‘Yokoso Nippon’…
‘Yokoso Nippon – A cordial welcome to Japan’

Ever since the event was established, the principal focus of the St. Moritz Gourmet Festival has been to offer a creative collaboration between outstanding internationally recognised chefs, and the equally excellent local master chefs of the partner hotels.

From 25th – 29th January 2016 it will be the turn of Japanese master chefs to come together for the 2016 ‘Yokoso Nippon’ edition. This edition of the festival will see nine great Japanese chefs from across Europe and Japan invited to the Upper Engadine to surprise guests with their exceptional and creative culinary fare.

With the event taking place at an altitude of 1,800 m, facing the snow-covered mountains of the Upper Engadine, the St Moritz gourmet festival is a truly unique culinary extravangaza. Under the motto ‘Yokoso Nippon – a cordial welcome to Japan’, people can enjoy the incredibly rich culinary variety that Japanese cuisine has to offer.

With the line up having recently been released, FOUR can reveal that the Japanese star-crowned chefs starring at the festival will be; Hisato Nakahigashi, Masayasu Yonemura, Hiroki Yoshitake, Kei Kobayashi, Keisuke Matsushima, Tohru Nakamura, Hideki Matsuhisa and Nobu Matsuhisa, as well as head sushi chef Akifumi Sakagami, who will provide authentic Far Eastern treats for one week at the gourmet festival in the Upper Engadine.

Other festival highlights include; The Grand Julius Baer opening at the Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains, individual gourmet dinners, gourmet safaris, the legendary kitchen party at the Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, as well as further special events and tastings. The crowning event of this festival week will be the Great BMW Gourmet Finale, taking place with all the master chefs at the Kulm Hotel St. Moritz.

With tickets having already gone on sale, make sure you don’t miss out on your chance to enjoy mountain top fine dining Japanese style.

For ticket information,news about the guest chefs, the complete festival programme, and partner hotels, click here…