Your own private chef in your Alpine Chalet

Over the past two decades the Engadine has become a mecca for travelers who don't want to forego enjoying the haute cuisine during their ski holidays.

There’s plenty to choose from: gourmet restaurants awarded 2 Michelin stars such as Ecco, Da Vittorio, Igniv and Cà d’Or; wonderful one-star restaurants like Talvo by Dalsass, the K by Mauro Colagreco, Chesa Stüva Colani and Vivanda; restaurants which reached high Gault Millau points; world-famous Matsuhisa and many unique places loved by locals and visitors of the Engadine Valley alike. One holiday is not enough to dine at each and every one of them. 

But the reality is that often, after a long day on the alpine or cross-country skiing slopes and all that fresh air, you just don’t feel like going out. The only wish is to warm up the tired muscles in the sauna, curl up in a fluffy bathrobe and enjoy a tasty dinner in front of the big screen. Or maybe hosting a candlelight dinner for friends in the cosy atmosphere of your chalet. Or why not organizing something out of the ordinary, like a winter picnic or a hot fondue on a secluded mountainside, where you can arrive in style by helicopter. This is where your personal chef and butler, who are part of your chalet service team, come in handy. 

PPM’s chefs create menus according to the culinary preferences of the guests, taking allergies and preferred cooking methods or favorite dishes into account. Many of our chefs have extensive experience not only in private homes, but also in top restaurants around the world or even have been part of national teams at the Bocuse d’Or culinary competition. 

Today we would like to tell you about one of those unique chefs who is part of our PPM team. His name is Lindor Wink. Lindor was born and raised in Sweden and spent every winter in the ski resort of Åre, where he fell in love with skiing so much that he became a professional athlete. His love for cooking was instilled in him by his mother, who owns a cafe-restaurant herself, and when it was time to choose a life path, Lindor decided to become a chef. Taking this profession very seriously, Lindor very soon became a member of the Swedish national culinary team. After many years of working in culinary field, including in the ski resorts, Lindor decided that he wanted to share his knowledge and ideas in form of a book full of amazing photos, recipes and stories. The book “Snowfood. Cookbook for hungry skiers” with 75 delicious recipes for outdoor enthusiasts has recently been published by Gawellförlag.

It is available in English or Swedish languages at the publisher’s website https://gawellforlag.com/product/snowfood  or at the concept store Lifestyle Essentials by Maunalej in St Moritz https://www.maunalej.com/concept-store/ 

However, if you’re not an expert cook and would simply like to sample the dishes of this book during your holiday in the Engadine Valley, we’d be happy to book the perfect luxury rental chalet for you, with Lindor Wink himself as your personal chef.

Photos: courtesy of Gawellförlag.

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