2018/12/23

Review of Restaurant Kettenbruecke in Aarau/Switzerland

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A new culinary star is born in the town next to Olten

Aarau, Olten’s neighboring town, has picked up recently when it comes to award-winning restaurants. A few years ago, Olten, my home town, was the leader when it came to such restaurants. This year, Aarau took over the leading position. Restaurant Kettenbruecke at the hotel of the same name contributed significantly to this development. After having opened in spring 2016 it was awarded 13 Points Gault-Millau – the most popular restaurant guide in Switzerland – in this year’s edition.

2018/12/16

Review of Restaurant Einstein (“new again”), Aarau/Switzerland

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Hippest dining spot in town under management No. 3

A year ago, I last wrote about one of my favorite restaurants in Aarau, the next bigger town to Olten – where I live –, Restaurant Einstein. On this occasion I informed about a new, rather daring food concept that was introduced here by management No. 2 and expressed doubt about its chance of success (see here all my corresponding posts). Unfortunately, my concerns were justified. The restaurant’s concept failed and the management threw the towel.

2018/12/10

Review of Restaurant Salzhaus, Solothurn/Switzerland

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Trendy dining-spot with contemporary Asian inspired food

When eating out in my home region, Northwestern Switzerland, and venturing a bit further from my home town of Olten, Solothurn, the canton's capital is a good choice. It is not only one of the most beautiful baroque towns in Switzerland but also has a lot to offer for foodies, too. A great option here is Restaurant Salzhaus, a place where my

2018/12/07

Review of Restaurant Hirschen, Erlinsbach near Aarau/Switzerland

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A long & successful history of hospitality in a idyllic country inn

Here is my review of Restaurant Hirschen, a restaurant in my home region of Olten/Aarau in northwestern Switzerland that has to be mentioned when speaking about fine dining spots with seriously good food in the area. As chance has it, this restaurant is exactly the one where I had my first upscale culinary experiences as a child. In the recent past, I went here mainly for family gatherings; a mistake, as it proved on the last occasion. It was so good, I