Built at the base of the Matterhorn, a hypnotic 4,478m high geological wonder often nicknamed The Toblerone Mountain, Zermatt is a rustic Alpine village that’s been a prized destination on explorer’s maps since the 1470’s.

Zermatt is quintessential provincial Swiss charm, with rows of chocolate box chalets, charming cobblestone lanes, and farmhouses and homes that marry grand Belle-Époque drama with earthy materials.

A hotspot for foodies, the village boasts some 30+ restaurants, 21 of which were reviewed in the 2014 edition of Gault Millau, several that are also Michelin-starred locations. There is also a thriving and varied Après ski scene with some 50 bars, including the famous Elsie's Bar - ideal for a glass of fizz before returning for a romantic stroll in the crisp air.

ski, Alps, restaurant, foodie

For Foodies - The Ski-Licious Side of The Alps

Ski culture is more than an exhilarating afternoon spent on the slopes followed by a sauna and some well-deserved après-ski in the bar. Discover the ski-licious foodie side of the Alps where the focus is on enjoying great cuisine in spectacular surroundings.

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Zermatt, Switzerland, Cervo Boutique Hotel, Alpine, Ferdinand restaurant

Restaurant FERDINAND - Truffle Fondues + BBQ

Billed as “Alpine Casual Dining”, Restaurant Ferdinand is the foodie brainchild of Daniel F. Lauber, who together with his wife, Seraina, founded the award-winning hotel CERVO Mountain Boutique Resort in Zermatt.

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Chez Vrony, Zermatt, Switzerland

Delectably Local: Chez Vrony

For the ultimate in local fare that’s “still” organic — as in “it was never anything but” — Chez Vrony in Zermatt, Switzerland serves up time-honored recipes that have been handed down generation to generation, like the restaurant itself.

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Puro Restaurant, Zermatt, Alpine, foodie, dining, Cervo, Matterhorn, ski,

Zermatt - Restaurant Puro

The Cervo Mountain Boutique Resort continues to refine, rethink and push a casual edge into the realms of traditional luxury with the re-crowned & refurbished PURO RESTAURANT.

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Weisses Kreuz, South Tyrol, Italy

Style Edits – Cool Alpine Hotel interiors of contemporary style

This is all about the mix of traditional Alpine style, synonymous with mountainous living and the contemporary hand of private hoteliers. We pulled together a cool style edit of those places that take the traditional dipped into urban sleekness adding a dash of modernity.

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