Locanda Barbarossa, Ascona

The gourmet restaurant Locanda Barbarossa is situated in the five star hotel Castello del Sole on the shores of Lago Maggiore. It has 18 GaultMillau points and 1 Michelin star.

My husband and I spent our mini moon at the hotel and granted ourselves a dinner at the fine dining restaurant to celebrate. I’ll let the pictures talk…

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Brasserie de Montbenon, Lausanne

Set in the « Parc de Montbenon » in an over 100 year old building, the Brasserie de Montbenon welcomes its guest with an amazing view on Lake Geneva. The restaurant with an 8 meter high ceiling reopened its doors after renovation end of 2014. The interior is contemporary, which makes a nice contrast to the historical…

Brunch at Mövenpick Hotel, Lausanne

Valentine’s Day is not everyone’s cup of tea. I am also among those people who wouldn’t be sad if it doesn’t exist, but I use it every year as an excuse for eating out with friends. As the supposedly most romantic day of the year fell on a Sunday, we decided to try the brunch…

Le Berceau des Sens, Lausanne

Le Berceau des Sens is the fine dining and training restaurant of the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne. It is open from Monday to Friday for lunch or dinner. The students are the service and kitchen staff supervised by professionals. The modern restaurant was planned by the Stuart Wildson a well-known interior designer in the hospitality…

Café Beau-Rivage, Lausanne

The Café Beau-Rivage is situated on the ground floor of the 5-star hotel Beau-Rivage Palace with view on Lake Geneva and the Alps. Although it is called “café” the traditional restaurant serves typical brasserie style cuisine like tartar, entrecôte or perch fillet. The interior design is very classical with warm colours in red and gold….

Garden Restaurant, Zürich

The Garden Restaurant is situated in The Dolder Grand hotel in Zurich, where I recently stayed with a friend for a relaxing spa weekend. The restaurant is an “all-rounder”, serving breakfast as well as lunch and dinner. The chef, Patrick Hetz, cooks European dishes with modern Swiss twists. When we ate at there it had…

Brasserie du Royal, Lausanne

Last Saturday, I had the pleasure to try the newly opened restaurant “Brasserie du Royal” located in the hotel “Royal Savoy” in Lausanne. A very charming hostess took our coats and explained the philosophy of the restaurant whilst walking with us through the corridor on the picture above. On both sides you may find fridges…