Brutally local at the s’nani restaurant in Laax
Regional ingredients and short distances
for the restaurant s’nani
Since its opening, the s’nani restaurant in the apartment hotel Peaks Place in Laax has relied on regional, sustainable ingredients and works closely with local producers. The result is a unique concept that reinterprets grandmother’s recipes.
The s’nani is the first restaurant in Switzerland to receive regio.garantie certification from alpinavera for its consistent focus on a locally inspired menu. As a partner of the Brand graubünden brand, the s’nani restaurant has thus set another milestone in terms of regionality and sustainability.
«I am no longer good on foot, so I buy everything in the region»
Regional partnerships, high-quality ingredients and short distances
The focus on seasonal and regional products gives the creative kitchen team around Pascal Schmutz and head chef Steven Krain new scope for creativity and at the same time demands a rethink in terms of menu planning. The constantly changing menu allows guests to see which ingredients are currently in season and available.
The cooperation with “alpinavera” thus strengthens the producers on the one hand and promotes the exchange between agriculture, production companies and gastronomy on the other. Pascal Schmutz is also convinced of this and has closely accompanied the process from the beginning, thus ultimately making it possible.
Eating and cooking sustainably – all year round
With this certification, the s’nani restaurant is sending a clear signal for sustainable, regional cultivation and wants to promote resource awareness – among employees, partners and guests. To this end, the restaurant’s food & beverage menu is composed of at least 60 % regional, certified ingredients. For example, the trout comes from Alvaneu (GR), the potatoes from Bonaduz (GR) and the cheese from Brigels (GR).
For the winter season, ingredients are preserved and stored in the spring and summer through appropriate measures such as canning or fermentation.
«regional is now also available as a take-away”
Creative solutions found: Elderflowers from Flims instead of black tea from India
By focusing on local products, a creative process was started in the team, which produced alternatives to otherwise common but hardly questioned ingredients with long transport routes. This is how the s’nani iced tea with fresh elderflowers from the Flimserwald – picked by Fabienne and Lara from the s’nani team – tastes without black tea from India.
Furthermore, whenever possible, classic industrial sugar and lime are avoided – the tea is sweetened with lemon balm and honey from Graubünden.