Andreas Caminada expands the IGNIV family with gourmet nest in Andermatt
March 20, 2023
In the fall/winter of 2024, IGNIV will be welcoming a new addition to its family: Andreas Caminada is opening a sharing restaurant in the new village quarter of Andermatt Reuss. With “IGNIV by Andreas Caminada”, Andermatt is thus acquiring yet another beacon as a dining hotspot in the Alps.
Andermatt Swiss Alps AG is creating a retail and dining zone on Furkagasse in Andermatt Reuss, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2024. The first anchor tenant is the Grisons restaurateur and three-star chef Andreas Caminada, who will be bringing his IGNIV concept to Andermatt. He will thus add a further beacon to the already outstanding dining landscape in Andermatt.
“Andermatt is becoming an exciting destination for alpine lifestyle and extraordinary experiences. We are greatly looking forward to contributing to this with our fine-dining sharing experience in the form of a new IGNIV,” says Caminada. Andermatt Swiss Alps CEO Raphael Krucker adds: “Andreas Caminada is a perfect fit for Andermatt. He combines top, innovative cooking with hospitality. Experience and community are his focus, as they are for Andermatt Swiss Alps.”
The new “IGNIV” celebrates a proven concept in this regard. The Romansch name for “nest” signifies relaxed moments of well-being with family and friends – and a diverse menu that is sometimes served family-style. The contemporary cuisine is shaped by Caminada’s culinary philosophy: Based on his flavour profiles, IGNIV chefs create fanciful dishes that are intended to be shared – regionally rooted yet cosmopolitan. The new restaurant is expected to seat about 60 in the fine dining area and at the bar. It plans to be open seven days a week during high season and five days a week for dinner during the rest of the year.
A key part of the IGNIV experience is the nest environment created by interior designer Patricia Urquiola, which lends each gourmet nest its own unique character. In Andermatt, Urquiola will for the first time not only design the restaurant but also take charge of the interior design of the 17 luxury apartments – three 2-bedroom mezzanine apartments and 14 2-bedroom apartments.
Construction of the apartment building is scheduled to start in August 2023. Its name will be announced at that time. Each building in Andermatt Reuss features a different architecture and interior design.
Andermatt Swiss Alps AG – Welcome home.
Andermatt Swiss Alps AG, with registered office in Andermatt, plans, builds, and develops the year-round destination of Andermatt. In 2009 Andermatt Reuss came into being, with apartment buildings, hotels, and chalets. The Andermatt Swiss Alps Group owns the The Chedi Andermatt and Radisson Blu Reussen hotels, an 18-hole, par-72 championship golf course and the Andermatt Concert Hall. A close partnership is in place with Andermatt-Sedrun Sport AG (SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun, the gastrobrand Mountain Food and the Swiss Snowsports School Andermatt) and its majority shareholder Vail Resorts, Inc. for developing the destination. Vail Resorts, the largest operator of ski resorts, and Andermatt Swiss Alps are together pursuing the vision of becoming The Prime Alpine Destination. In doing so, they are committed to an intact environment and a sustainable future that will enable coming generations to have an extraordinary home. During high season, Andermatt Swiss Alps and Andermatt-Sedrun Sport AG have more than 1,000 employees working at the locations in Altdorf, Andermatt and Sedrun.