Italian chef Andrea Franceschi is passionate about sharing everything from appetizers to dessert. For the past 20 years, he has worked in some of Europe’s most prestigious kitchens, including Joël Robuchon’s La Table and Gordon Ramsey’s brigade at The Connaught in London. Whether it’s perfecting the art of French dressing or appropriating Japanese techniques learned during his travels, Andrea Franceschi, a motorcycle enthusiast in his spare time, brings the thrill to the plate.
He offers Ultima Gstaad’s private chefs, who cook in the Suites and Private Residences, the freedom to express themselves through their dishes. Chef Andrea Franceschi does not have a signature dish, yet his culinary imprint is undeniable. Delicately laid out, floral and colorful plates that always provoke an explosion of flavor. From aji amarillo to just-seared octopus, from Simmental beef to melt-in-the-mouth turbot, the chef combines seasonal products with locally sourced fish and meat.
At Restaurant Ultima Gstaad, Andrea Franceschi and his team invite you to discover an inventive cuisine through a new menu every season. A sommelier will be on hand to pair each meal with a bottle of wine, or any other beverage you like. Our unique selection of refined cocktails pays homage to the Alps, in the art of mixology both creative and surprising.
Dishes worthy of an art gallery, served with a unique blend of flavors.
Culinary excellence is not only in the hands of the Ultima Gstaad restaurant, but also in the talented hands of the private chefs who work in the Suites and Residences. The summer menu was created by the Executive Chef, Andrea Franceschi. His dishes focus on seasonal and natural ingredients to awaken the taste buds of even the most loyal guests, from lamb sublimated by summer black truffle to Wagyu steaks with Ponzu sauce.
About Ultima Collection
Ultima Collection is a unique, award-winning group of ultra-luxurious villas and private residences, a 5-star superior hotel, resort and spas, located in Europe’s most sought-after locations. Founded in 2016 with the launch of its first property, Ultima Gstaad, the brand’s vision is to disrupt classic notions of luxury in the hospitality industry for the next generation of travelers by creating unique experiences in exceptional destinations. Each Ultima Collection property incorporates its own design inspired by and in harmony with the surrounding landscape, while offering the Ultima Collection amenities expected of a five-star palace in the privacy of a private residence, as well as outstanding services and exceptional guest experiences on demand. After ambitious developments in 2020, the collection now includes not only ski resorts, but also beaches and urban retreats, with a portfolio of unique properties in Gstaad, Crans-Montana, Geneva, Megeve, Courchevel, and Corfu.