Designed to bring the flavours, colours and energy of Latin America to the Swiss Alps, here’s everything a foodie needs to know about COYA and Ultima Gstaad’s decadent winter pop-up
The ultimate combination of fire and ice awaits. This winter, head to the prestigious Swiss town of Gstaad for a sleek foodie partnership between globally-renowned Peruvian restaurant group COYA and Ultima Gstaad, a 5-star luxury hotel located in the designer-dripping resort town.
Designed to bring the flavours, colours and energy of Latin America to the Swiss Alps, the temporary takeover will pack some serious heat.
With COYA’s reputation for creating outstanding guest experiences and Ultima Gstaad’s commitment to providing unmatched standards of services for guests, this partnership is a blend of exemplary gastronomic splendour capturing the spirit of Latin America, for guests seeking authentic, trendy and immersive experiences.
Available to devour from Saturday 12th December 2020 until Monday 1st March 2021, COYA will be taking over Ultima Gstaad’s Restaurant, Lobby Bar and Shisha Lounge each evening, transforming the space into a Latin American adventure.
On offer, think signature sharing plates inspired by traditional Peruvian cuisine and influenced by Japanese, Spanish and Chinese cooking techniques, expertly made cocktails. The sense of true Latin American fiesta wouldn’t be complete without extravagant performances, live music, and a resident DJ playing a mixture of afro house, downtempo and tribal beats.
COYA’s Regional Executive Chef, Fabrizio Fossati has also created special A La Carte, Taste of Lima, and Room Service menus for the pop-up for those that prefer an in-room experience.
A fiery menu will feature a number of the group’s favourite dishes such as: Ceviche de Atun Chifa, made with albacore tuna, sesame, soy and served with a rice cracker; Arroz Nikkei made with charcoal-grilled Chilean sea bass over rice, lime and chilli; Lomo de Res with spicy marinated beef fillet with Peruvian chilli and crispy shallots; and COYA’s much-loved Churros de Naranja, orange and lime churros served with warm dulce de leche and chocolate sauce.
Ultima Gstaad guests will be among the first in the world to enjoy the Taste of Lima menu launching this winter in COYA’s Pisco Bar & Lounges globally. Each dish has been inspired by Fabrizio Fossatiâ’s recent expedition to South America in search of new flavours, found in the streets of Lima, the original home of fusion South American cuisine.
Ideal for lounging in style, there’s also a unique cocktail menu to try, inspired by the Swiss Alps. Alongside COYA’s famed Pisco Sour, cocktails include Dolce & Banana, made with vodka, banana, hazelnut and Swiss chocolate; Mountain Range Punch, made with whisky, gingerbread spiced tea, vanilla, orange and toasted marshmallow; and a warming Hot Honey Toddy with aged rum, honey with lemon, spices, tonka bean, tea.
Topping off the takeover, Ultima Gstaad and COYA will be joining forces to curate an unforgettable New Year’s Eve party to bring in 2021.
Starting with a champagne welcome, the celebrations will be followed by a four-course Peruvian feast with special dishes to ignite the senses. Entertainment will be provided throughout with a live DJ, a Latin band, and South American carnival-style dancers will host party goers into the early hours, waving goodbye to 2020 in iconic fashion.
Make it happen
How: To make a reservation for dinner at the Ultima Gstaad x COYA pop-up call the reservations team on +41 33 748 05 50. For more information about Ultimata Gstaad, visit the hotel’s website.
When: Saturday 12th December 2020 – Monday 1st March 2021
Where: COYA at Ultima Gstaad Hotel, Gsteigstrasse 70, 3780 Gstaad, Switzerland.