Executive summary by darmansjah
Located a short distance south of the city limits, this gourmet restaurant -- an elegant shrine of haute cuisine -- is renowned throughout Switzerland. Customers may dine inside or on the backyard terrace by the garden. The former private residence is decorated with antiques and oil paintings. Our favorite room is the Salon Vert, with its green napery, Empire chairs, and light-patterned Oriental rug.
The chef produces a refined yet lively cuisine known for its intense flavor and use of top-quality ingredients. Specialties may include corn-fed chicken with hazelnut carrots and a passion fruit polenta; red mullet with pink peppers and fennel sauerkraut, or pike-perch roasted with green tea and served with peppermint-flavored asparagus. The Swiss mountain lamb glazed with violet tea is masterful. For dessert, we'd suggest a compote of pears or a soufflé made with the fresh fruit of the season.