Grand Resort Bad Ragaz is delighted to announce that three-Michelin-star chef, Andreas Caminada, will be opening his new restaurant, Igniv, at Europe’s leading wellbeing and health resort on 16th December 2015. Showcasing Caminada’s completely new gastronomic concept, Igniv will welcome guests to share and celebrate culinary artistry together in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
Andreas Caminada is known for his exquisite haute cuisine, vision and innovation within the culinary world. A native of Switzerland’s Graubünden region, facing Grand Resort Bad Ragaz from across the Rhine, Caminada’s ideas are usually well ahead of their time but also reflect the present, and the soon to open Igniv restaurant is no exception. Here, Caminada invites guests to embark on a new culinary experience: the sharing of time, fine food and indulgence.
A Modern Culinary Experience
The new restaurant will allow guests to experience an entirely different gastronomic concept to that of his current restaurant Schloss Schauenstein in Fürstenau. Igniv’ s philosophy will be based on the idea of sharing, of coming together to enjoy and share exquisite cuisine, creating a more social experience for guests. The menu is also designed to fit into this concept, with meals consisting of either 14 or 18 different sharing plates.
“We want to bring people together around the table, to get them eating together, speaking to each other, sharing ideas while enjoying some of the same meals and dishes,” said Andreas Caminada.
A Culinary ‘Nest’ for everyone
Previously known as Äbtestube, the new restaurant will be named Igniv, meaning ‘nest’ in the ancient Graubünden language of Rhaeto-Romanic, and thus the perfect name for the concept. To Caminada and other locals, this name represents enjoyable moments spent with family and friends, or simply with warm and friendly people.
Menus prices for this new F&B offering are as follows:
- 3-course sharing menu (14 dishes): CHF 129/approx. £87* per person
- 4-course sharing menu (18 dishes): CHF 156/approx. £105* per person
- Additional surprise sharing course (4 dishes): CHF 60/approx. £40* per person
An à la carte menu with dishes that are also designed to fit the sharing concept is also available.
Of the new partnership, Peter P. Tschirky, CEO of Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, commented: “The new restaurant concept is certainly something that will attract guests young and old and is truly a new and exciting idea. Three generations are united at our resort – grandparents, parents and children – all under the same roof. That is why the restaurant is also open for lunch on Sundays, a day for families.”
A passionate host
The three Michelin-star Chef is a perfectionist and leaves absolutely nothing to chance. As Caminada will continue to base himself at his nearby restaurant, Schloss Schauenstein, he has therefore spent many hours personally selecting a team for Igniv. The position of Chef de Cuisine will be filled by Silvio Germann, who has been trained intensively for the new role by Caminada. Germann has spent the past few years with Caminada learning precisely what it means to create dishes that showcase the Graubünden region’s cuisine, down to the very finest detail.
Nightly rates at Grand Resort Bad Ragaz start from CHF 245/£165* per person sharing a double room. Rates include breakfast, welcome aperitif, use of the 36.5° Wellbeing & Thermal Spa area and Tamina Therme, fresh fruit and Ragaz water each day and daily fitness and relaxation lessons as well as VAT.
*Prices in Pound Sterling are according to today’s exchange rate.