Alpina Gstaad Earns First Michelin Star

Heads up, foodies! You may want to head to the Alps in Switzerland, where the year-old Alpina Gstaad has earned its first Michelin Star.  
The "Red Guide" (officially, the Michelin Guide to Restaurants) called the hotel's Restaurant Sommet a "good place to stop" on a traveler's journey.
Executive Chef Marcus Lindner has been with Restaurant Sommet since The Alpina Gstaad opened a year ago. For 28 of his 33 years in the culinary field, Chef Lindner has held the title of head chef. He has directed the kitchens of some of the Europe’s top hotels including the Grand Hotel Victoria-Jungfrau, Strandhotel & Restaurant Belvédère and the Kurhaus Baden-Baden.

Before joining The Alpina Gstaad, Chef Lindner was Executive Chef at Mesa, one of Zurich’s top restaurants where he earned two Michelin stars and 18 points from Gault Millau.  In 2010, Gault Millau also named him “Up and Coming Chef of the Year.”  In September, The Alpina Gstaad was voted "Hotel of the Year for 2013" by the Swiss Gault Millau for its "world-class gastronomy."
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