St. Moritz: Go For The Ski Scene, Stay For The... Annoyingly Chic Pisco Bar?

by Guest of A Guest · February 6, 2024

    In need of an excuse to pop off on a sophisticated ski trip?

    The Swiss Alps are, of course, never a bad idea. And for those of you looking to blend sport with scene, St. Moritz is a must - especially with the newness over at Kulm Hotel...

    Bringing the mountain tastes of Peru to the mountains of St. Moritz, Kulm Hotel's newest restaurant, Amaru, is an annoyingly beautiful, flavorfully unexpected gem sure to draw a chic international crowd. 

    Helmed by chef Bubi Canessa, the Peruvian restaurant's menu features a host of street-food-inspired dishes, with an exciting cocktail menu to match - though at this place, it's got to be a Pisco sour kind of occasion, no? 

    "We didn’t alter the architecture of the room," shared Amaru's interior designer Luke Edward Hall, "and luckily we had some fabulous existing elements to play with. The vaulted ceiling of the restaurant I decided to emphasise by commissioning the London-based artist Timna Woollard to cover with a mural depicting oversized wildflowers of the Engadin region, in which St. Moritz is nestled. The brilliant fireplace, meanwhile, has become a pisco bar. I did make one fairly major adjustment however, by installing glossy olive green lacquered panelling around the entire room, the studded design of which takes its inspiration from a Spanish Baroque door.

    "Amaru as I see it is a place for drinking pisco sours late into the night!"

    [Photos by Billal Baruk Taright for Kulm Hotel]