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St. Moritz Travel Journal

Relaxation, pampering, and adventure merge in Switzerland’s uber-expensive winter playland.


The best (vegan) meal we’ve ever tasted

I’m honestly not exaggerating when I said that it’s worth the trip to St. Moritz just to have dinner at Da Vittorio (which is in The Carlton Hotel). With a Michelin star and 17 Gault & Millau points, expect to have the meal of a lifetime in this glitzy restaurant. They have three menus: vegan, vegetarian, and traditional, each with a 5 or 7-course culinary journey full of surprises.

Every dish we were served was displayed as a different kind of unique artwork. From delicious Amuse Bouches to an other-worldly wine list, you won’t go wrong at this eatery featuring two of the world’s most creative chefs, brothers Enrico and Roberto Cerea. Their Michelin-star creations are redefining what the term “fine dining” means. Every detail is considered, right down to the Zalto wine glasses.

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The decor in Da Vittorio St. Moritz is meant to mimic nature so it blends with the trees outside the giant windows

Each course was paired with an incredible biodynamic wine

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This box of truffles filled the room with their scent. I can’t even imagine what this many truffles would cost!

The dishes were full of perfectly complimentary flavors

Delicate and delicious dessert. This meal could not have been any better!

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After dinner sweets

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My hubby (a Forbes food journalist) and the chef in the kitchen of Da Vittorio

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A writer, artist, and designer since she was young enough to put pencil to paper, Hilary taught herself code and created Urbanette when she was a teenager. Currently, she spends most of her time in France, NYC, London and Switzerland, and travels extensively around the world. Hilary spent the past decade living in NYC, still considers herself a New Yorker, and visits regularly. She's always looking for hot new topics, destinations, and brands to bring to Urbanette readers.

Reader Discussion: 51 Comments

  1. ariel myers

    everyone comments on the hotel, what i noticed more is the beautiful mountain. that magestic white capped mountain. just wow! could stare at it all day and would not get tired of it.

  2. Abigael Fisher

    Switzerland is one of the most expensive countries in the world and spending holidays there can eat into your budget.

  3. Isabella Jones

    Just stopped by to let you know that after reading this, I enjoyed 3 magical evenings at this 5 star, classic, luxurious and very comfortable hotel. I love that it’s perched over Lake St. Moritz and every room is situated to have this view. I was lucky to stay in the Chagall Suite. As the name implies, the theme was decorated colorfully in the spirit of Marc Chagall, the artist. I just love it. I hope everyone can experience what I experience there 🙂

  4. May Baker

    This hotel is just amazing, everything is top. Location the best in St. Moritz, service. The highlight is the Restaurant da Vittorio. The suites are just beautiful. Unfortunately, the hotel is closed for the Summer season.

  5. Pepa Washington

    Truly “one of the leading hotels in the world”. During my 4 days’ stay, I experienced an excellent service, a friendly staff, and all the facilities and luxury one can ask for.
    Great view, great restaurant, a remarkable experience!

  6. Sasha Smith

    If you ever want to experience a true 5 Star Hotel, you must stay at the Carlton Hotel in St. Moritz. From the rooms to the service and the food/restaurant offerings, it doesn’t get any better than this.

  7. Francis Vest

    Love the photos in your travel articles.

  8. How’s the weather at St. Moritz?! ❄ ☔ ?

  9. Sharon Payson

    That hotel looks absolutely breathtaking! ?

  10. Andrea Jones

    “Seeing is believing,” I’m definitely booking a trip to St. Moritz! Great write-up

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