Switzerland Grand Chapitre
Davos, September 2-4, 2016
A perfect weekend in a perfect setting

In the warm late summer sun, Davos, the highest situated town in Europe, was just right for a wonderful programme.

The three-day top-class event opened with a friendly golf tournament in one of the loveliest holiday destinations of Switzerland. In a historic bus we drove high up into the mountains to visit a unique brewery in Monstein, a tiny Walse village.

Later that day the formal opening event of the programme was held at the well-known Hotel Morosani in the town centre. The exquisite menu started with an essence of winged game and yellow boletus risotto followed by a fine fish and a beef Wellington. Thanks to Maître Rôtisseur Toni Morosani and Chef de Table Otto Ranetter this was an adorable evening.

Saturday was unusually warm for the season making the perfect pre-requisite for an excursion to one of the famous meat curers to witness the production of the delicacy Bündner Trockenfleisch (dry meat from the Grisons).

We passed romantic rustic cottages and a tiny chapel before reaching Sertigführer our destination for lunch right at the far end of the gorgeous Sertig valley. Local music and a cocktail reception in the garden greeted us. What more do you need to make new friends and simply have a great time. Vice-Conseiller Culinaire Armin Amrein (from Glow the new restaurant in Davos) and our host, Bailliage of Russia Conseiller Culinaire Honoraire, Claudio Fopp, created a wonderful light menu we shall not forget easily.

The Induction Ceremony was conducted by Roberto Zanghi, Member of the Conseil Magistral from Italy. It was the beginning of a spectacular evening at Davos’ new Hotel InterContinental. A cocktail reception on the sunny terrace was followed by a nine-course menu of high quality created by Maître Rôtisseur Stephan Post.

The “Déjeuner d’Au-Revoir” is usually a very relaxed event with a small circle of friends. Known as the winter holiday resort of royal families nearby Klosters has a number of fine restaurants. Lunch at Hotel Alpina proved to be a truly remarkable standard. Chef Rôtisseur Thorsten Bode holds his reputation with 16 Gault Millau Points without any doubt.

Overall it was a perfect weekend in a perfect setting. Absolutely Chaîne-like!

Renata Cavegn
Chargée de Presse

Photos courtesy of (c) Swiss-Image GmbH