The influential Gault Millau restaurant guide has named Andreas Caminada, who works at the Schloss Schauenstein hotel restaurant in Fürstenau, Swiss Chef of the Year.
In 2007 the then 30-year-old became the youngest person to be awarded the title by the food-lovers' guide.
In its Swiss edition for 2010, presented on Monday, Gault Millau gave Caminada 19 out of a possible 20 points for his "magic and audacious" cuisine at the Graubünden castle restaurant, which seats just 24.
Caminada, whose mother tongue is Romansh, is the eighth Swiss chef to be given 19 points. The maximum of 20 has never been awarded.
He and his partner Sieglinde Zottmaier have been running the restaurant at the castle, which dates back to the 13th century, for the past six years.
The Gault Millau guide is named after its original authors Henri Gault and Christian Millau, two renowned gastronomy critics. Along with the Michelin guide, it is the most influential French gastronomic publication. Although its roots are in France, the Gault Millau guide is also produced locally in Switzerland, Germany and Austria.
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