Suite of the moment: Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Ubud/Bali


A perfect blend of contemporary design and local architecture

I have seen my share of wonderful hotels, but Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, just outside of Bali’s cultural and spiritual center of Ubud, left me in awe at its sheer beauty! After stepping into the breathtaking open-walled common area,


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