On the last weekend in July, a colorful crowd of visitors and locals will take a seat at a 400 meter long wooden table in the pedestrian area of St. Moritz.
La Tavolata emerged from the idea of uniting the entire village of St. Moritz at one big table. Word spread like wildfire and in the first year, more than 5000 visitors showed up – instead of the projected 2000! Last year, the event reached another milestone by entertaining some 8000 visitors during one weekend.
Now in its fifth year, this typical Engadine food and music festival has not lost its charm. The weekend takes off on Saturday at noon with a Tavolata Street BBQ. Imagine a giant BBQ grill in the middle of town…
The classic Tavolata experience takes place on Sunday. It features dishes prepared by award-winning chefs from local St. Moritz hotels and restaurants, including Badrutt’s Palace and Kulm Hotel St. Moritz. Music plays an equally important role at the festival, so expect bands and street musicians from all over Europe!
In the true spirit of a non-profit, La Tavolata has remained independent. The organizers depend on generous contributions from donors and friends. And what we treasure most about this festival: Despite being held in ritzy St. Moritz, it remains open to everyone thanks to democratic prices and without the need for reservations…
(Photography copyright by Vera Bohm)
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