When it comes to good food and drink, the Valais is without doubt the richest and most blessed region in Switzerland. From the highest peaks of the Alps down into the Rhône Valley and then on to Lake Geneva, right across the region an incomparable diversity of products is able to grow and flourish.
The waters of Lake Geneva are teeming with freshwater fish, while the crystal-clear mountain streams also abound with life. Game, too, has been a feature of local menus since well before anyone can remember. Shielded from the worst of the elements by the towering high mountains, the Rhône Valley enjoys a particularly warm and dry climate. Thanks to these special conditions, fruit and vegetables that would otherwise only be found much further south can ripen to perfection in the sunshine of the Valais. And lest we forget, the region also produces an array of outstanding wines, pressed in the traditional way. Indeed, a third of all Swiss wine comes from the Valais.
Experience new flavours
At the Alpine Gourmet Prato Borni restaurant, we will be paying homage to this wonderful diversity of regional produce. Executive Chef Heinz Rufibach will be presenting original and ambitious creations, all composed primarily with products from the Valais. He will be reimagining the traditional cuisine and reinventing it in new and innovative ways, thus creating an experience of regional cuisine that no gourmet could ever possibly resist.
The new kitchen at Prato Borni is visible to diners in the restaurant, its modern aesthetics contrasting with the traditional design of the restaurant itself in the Burgersaal, a former public gathering place. For when would you like us to reserve a table for you? +41 27 966 66 00