Marcel Skibba and the IGNIV by Andreas Caminada team at Badrutt’s Palace Hotel have been awarded by Michelin Guide Switzerland with a second star in recognition of the ‘culinary art’. The second star was awarded in Switzerland’s 2020 Michelin Guide applauding IGNIV’s innovative approach to regional cuisine.
The first Michelin star was awarded only nine months after IGNIV at Badrutt’s Palace Hotel opened in December 2016 to immediate widespread acclaim.
Derived from the Rhaeto-romansh word for ‘nest,’ ‘IGNIV’ represents the desire for all guests to feel comfortable and cared for during their dining experience, perfectly embodying the atmosphere at Caminada’s Badrutt’s Palace Hotel outpost. The focus is on sharing with all dishes served in small bowls, plates or platters in the middle of the table, individually paired with the perfect wine by Italian host and sommelier, Giuseppe Lo Vasco.
Skibba has worked closely with Caminada since 2015 and is well versed in the high standards he keeps. The respect is mutual, and Caminada says that he is “extremely happy for Marcel and [is] very proud that his outstanding performance has now been awarded with the second Michelin star … [He] would like to thank the entire IGNIV team at Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, because they all contributed to this success too.”
Richard Leuenberger, Managing Director of Badrutt’s Palace joins in the congratulations from Caminada. “Skibba and his team always offer our guests a very special culinary highlight during the winter season, and the second Michelin star is well-deserved – congratulations also from the colleagues at Badrutt’s Palace,” says Leuenberger. “We also congratulate Andreas Caminada on the Michelin Mentor Award, which he received for his outstanding performance as an instructor and for developing his gastronomic concepts. We are very pleased that he has been honoured with this award.”