Welcome back „Felsenburg“ – Good-bye Fabian Strutz as chef of „National” in Olten/Switzerland

Upscale Italian food back in town – Farewell from a talented chef

The culinary scene in Olten is moving, a change is going on in Restaurant „National“. Sergio Salsi from the former „Felsenburg“ is said to take over and Fabian Strutz is expected to take a leave as chef. While this is good news for the former and for the lover of his cuisine, it is a sad occasion for the latter and his fans. In the following, you find the course of events, – exceptionally – in German as this post is also published in a local citizen blog.


Review of Restaurant Haenggi’s, Davos/Switzerland


A safe bet when it comes to constantly good performance

For several years now I keep exploring Davos’ dining scene and after having dined several times at Haenggi’s, I can claim that you cannot go wrong here when looking for a tasty, well-prepared meal without frills. When you feel most comfortable having such a dinner in unpretentious surroundings, than this is the ideal place for you!

Review of Restaurant Gourmet Stuebli at Hotel Seehof, Davos/Switzerland


Paying tribute to the restaurant’s former chef Martin Bieri

Hotel Seehof informed in August 2017 about the reopening of Restaurant Gourmet Stuebli as of December 2017, and this under the aegis of a new chef de cuisine, Markus Schneider. Classic dishes, influenced by French cuisine, will be served at Seehof’s signature restaurant. End of April 2017, the restaurant


Suite of the Moment: COMO Metropolitan Hotel, Miami Beach


A splendid example of Art Deco luxury design in South Beach

The OceanView Suite at COMO Metropolitan Hotel in Miami Beach will start a series of suites resp. rooms having a lasting impression on me, be it resulting from the design, the style, the furnishing, the grandeur, the view, the location or – best case – from all together. The posts will be published in loose sequence – depending on the experiences I made and


Review of Mercer Hotel, Barcelona


One of several great luxury boutique hotels in Catalonia’s capital

The beautiful city of Barcelona is one of our family’s most popular city breaks in Europe. We like to stay at luxury boutique hotels and Catalonia’s capital has a lot to offer in this segment. Last time, we opted for Alma Barcelona, a minimal and modern hotel just off the city’s shopping district, Passeig de Gracia. Find my review of it here. This time, we chose another one, the Mercer Hotel, in the Gothic Quarter. This not because we were not satisfied with the Alma Barcelona but because we love to try out other places and wished a change of location, too. We wanted to be in one of


Review of Restaurant Tiefmatt, Holderbank near Olten


Mountain restaurant becomes to a foodies’ destination

At the beginning of this year, the reopening of mountain restaurant Tiefmatt as a part of the Thommen Gastronomie AG – a family-owned company that runs several restaurants in the region of Olten and Aarau – was announced as from March 2017. At the same time, a new concept was presented for this eatery. Instead of an a la carte menu there


Review of China-Restaurant zum Alpenroesli, Olten/Switzerland


Traditional restaurant becomes to Chinese restaurant with a twist

Restaurant Alpenroesli, an old-established restaurant in the center of Olten, reopened under new management and under the name of China-Restaurant zum Alpenroesli. Whereas Caribbean cuisine was served here before, it is now a restaurant offering Chinese-Asian cuisine. Apart from classic Chinese dishes other Asian creations are available,


COMO The Halkin Hotel & Texture Restaurant, two long-time favorites in London

A luxury boutique hotel & an urban modern restaurant

London is one of our family’s favorite cities to visit and we did this three times in the past eight years and every time we stayed at COMO The Halkin and had dinner at Texture restaurant, which is not exactly next door but not too far away. This is quite unusual for us because we like to try out new


Review of Restaurant The Ledbury, London


Outstanding culinary experience in Britain's capital

My husband and I together with our son and his finance had been looking for a high-end restaurant in London to celebrate a special occasion. The Ledbury had been on top of our list and luckily enough we got the last table on a Sunday evening at 19:30 a bit more than two months prior to the date in question. I think we were quite fortunate because