Grand Resort Bad Ragaz in Switzerland, one of Europe’s leading wellbeing and health resorts, has been awarded its latest Michelin star for verve by sven.

The resort now boasts five Michelin stars across its F&B offerings, cementing itself as a leader of gastronomy in Switzerland. Verve by sven’s new star is complemented by restaurants IGNIV and Memories, both of which have two stars each.

Launched alongside Memories in 2019 as part of Grand Hotel Quellenhof’s refurbishment project, verve by sven is centred around health and lifestyle cuisine, with an emphasis on sustainable sourcing and fair trade.

Culinary Director and creative lead, Sven Wassmer, works with local growers and producers to offer a constantly evolving and well-considered menu, with a focus on utilising seasonal produce from the hyper-local region to reduce food miles.

Commenting on the restaurant’s success in the Michelin Guide 2021, Sven Wassmer said: “The star came quite unexpectedly, but it encourages me and my team to continue on the path we’ve chosen. We are convinced that we are exactly on the right track and are setting new culinary milestones with verve by sven.”

After less than two years at Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, Sven Wassmer has succeeded in putting two newly launched restaurants on the gastronomic map, with an impressive three stars for himself and his team.

“This is an absolute stunner,” says Marco R. Zanolari, General Manager of Grand Hotels at Grand Resort Bad Ragaz. “The five-star culinary world at the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz is scaling new heights with this honour. “we congratulate Sven Wassmer, Sebastian Titz as well as Silvio Germann and their teams from the bottom of our hearts for this achievement.”

With these successes, Grand Resort Bad Ragaz confirms its reputation as a unique culinary destination in eastern Switzerland.