A second star for After Seven
The first-rate restaurant at Hotel Backstage (Hofmattstrasse 4) has earned itself a second Michelin star. “Cool, modern, trendy,” is how the celebrated food guide’s critics summed up the ambiance of the place, which is underscored by an open kitchen in the middle of the restaurant and Alpine/urban décor designed by Heinz Julen. Every winter, chef Ivo Adam arrives from Ascona to coax out the full flavour of Valais produce in his four- and seven-dish menus. Exotic touches and an air of relaxed modernity only add to its charms.