Switzerland’s highest altitude Japanese restaurant – The Japanese by The Chedi Andermatt – will open its doors at the Gütsch-Express station, 2,300 metres above sea level. The restaurant will be the first outpost of The Chedi Andermatt’s The Japanese Restaurant, which remains a culinary highlight of the five-star Swiss design hotel. Chef Dietmar Sawyere led The Japanese Restaurant to receive a Michelin Star in 2017 and is now the mastermind behind the new mountain restaurant.
At The Japanese by The Chedi Andermatt, “haute cuisine” is something diners can take literally. Amongst the delights of this new gourmet hotspot on Mount Gütsch are ‘shidashi’ bentō, ‘omakase’ dining where the menu is left up to the chef and ‘kaiseki’ multi-course menus, as well as sushi and tempura specialities. There are 44 indoor seats plus additional outdoor seating for 45 guests on the terrace, and diners enjoy spectacular views of the Gotthard, the Oberal Pass and the Ursern Valley.
Alongside both Japanese establishments, The Chedi Andermatt is home to The Restaurant, serving Swiss and Asian food from four stylish open kitchens, as well as an extraordinary five-metre high cheese tower. Guests can also enjoy an impressive selection at The Cigar Library, fine wines at The Wine Library, inventive cocktails and champagne at The Bar & Living Room, afternoon tea in The Lobby, al fresco food and drinks in The Courtyard, and traditional Swiss fondue at winter pop-up The Chalet.
For the upcoming winter season, The Japanese by The Chedi Andermatt will be open daily 11:30 – 16:00 from 22nd December 2019 to 12th April 2020, weather permitting.
Those looking for a festive gourmet experience this Christmas can book the “Gourmet Bentō Lunch Mount Gütsch“ package, consisting of two nights at The Chedi Andermatt for two people, two ski day passes for the SkiArena Andermatt Sedrun and a gourmet bentō lunch for two in The Japanese by The Chedi Andermatt.