30 Jul '15, 1pm
Top50 Restaurant Awards | Monocle #pontresina #geneva #zurich #st.moritz @MySwitzerland_e
The Grand Hotel Kronenhof in Pontresina is home to Le Pavillon, a 1930s wooden restaurant on the hotel grounds. Its two levels are open in winter and summer with ample outdoor space for lounging and a bite to eat. A rich Bündner Gerstensuppe (Swiss barley soup) or a plate of air-dried meats and mountain cheeses make for a memorable snack. Fine de Claire oysters are served with a champagne mignonette and those wanting heartier fare would do well to choose the melted-cheese pasta dish pizzoccheri. Ingredients are sourced from the surrounding EngadinValley.The restaurant interior is cosy and lined in aromatic pine; in winter outdoor seating is bedecked in furs and in summer a lawn beckons.The best is of course for saved for last: the nut torte and view from 1,800 metres up of the surrounding Alps and turquoise Bernina River below are sublime.