The goal behind Balthazar, St. Moritz's newest exclusive hot spot, is to conduct guests along a unique and lavish sensory experience. Plush suede furnishings, richly hued textiles, brushed metal surfaces, and warm lighting create a feeling that is cozy and welcoming. The overall vibe is one of seduction, leisure, and celebration.
The menu is a comprehensive effort that indulges the full range of dining experiences, from simple to haute cuisine extravagance. Gourmet pizzas fresh from a brick oven, along with a large menu of starters, pastas, and soups, make a nice entry for guests who just want a snack. The meat & fish menu is more complex: veal ossobuco, lamb chops in thyme and pistachio crust, and yellow fin tuna scallops with black sesame demonstrate the quality and care of the kitchen. Desserts are an important part of the menu, from traditional tiramisu and sorbets, to more innovative fruited pannacotta and marinated pineapple carpaccio. The beer, wine, and spirits menu is lengthy and focused on quality, and the bartenders are masters of craft cocktail manufacture.
Balthazar has as a little something for everyone, from snacking and aprÃ¨s ski enjoyment, to sophisticated dining and entertainment with a thoroughly European flavor.