Singer James Blunt has turned restaurateur by launching a new eaterie at a top ski resort in Switzerland.

The You're Beautiful hitmaker has co-founded La Vache, which officially opened its doors on Saturday (08Dec12) in Verbier.

Blunt, who has a house in the area and spends the winter months at the resort, will stay away from cooking duties but has a pizza named in his honour.

The singer admits he fell in love with the European country after spending Christmas in Switzerland as a child.

He says, "Since there was snow, gifts, intimate celebrations with the family - it was simply the most wonderful time of the year. Everytime I have this feeling I think of Switzerland. It is a magical feeling. It has long been my dream to (have) a panoramic restaurant. I love skiing and good food."