Discovery & Fun - Restaurant

  • Culinary flights of fancy in Castelfalfi Resort
    Culinary flights of fancy in Castelfalfi Resort

    Tuscany is a paradise for gourmands. Regional specialties range from wild pig to Pecorino cheese and truffles to the renowned cantucci almond cookies. In the mountain village of Castelfalfi we tasted our way through the exquisite Tuscan cuisine: A short time ago we took a marvelous short vacation... Please click the title to read the full travelogue including all photographs on travelmemo.com

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  • “10 Manos” – Join five Argentinian star chefs in Zurich
    “10 Manos” – Join five Argentinian star chefs in Zurich

    The “10 Manos” are a cooking quintet of Argentinia’s most trendsetting and creative chefs. They put on their show for the first time in Switzerland in March 2018, where they presented the innovative side of Argentina’s cuisine in the Rive Gauche Restaurant of the Baur au Lac... Please click the title to read the full travelogue including all photographs on travelmemo.com

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  • Big-name barman from Buenos Aires mixes it up in Zurich
    Big-name barman from Buenos Aires mixes it up in Zurich

    The name is Tato Giovannoni and he is guest barman at the Gustofestival, most recently held in Zurich. Together with the “10 Manos”, five Argentinian star chefs cooking up a storm for the festival, he used that occasion to provide the Festival guests insights into Argentina’s... Please click the title to read the full travelogue including all photographs on travelmemo.com

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  • Marina Ascona Restaurant: Our review with color or spaghetti effect
    Marina Ascona Restaurant: Our review with color or spaghetti effect

    There are plenty of restaurants to choose from in highly fashionable Ascona and along its lake promenade. But who knows about Restaurant Marina, located just a stone’s throw farther down by the lake? Better yet, who knows its star designer? He is into colors… and spaghetti! In... Please click the title to read the full travelogue including all photographs on travelmemo.com

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  • IGNIV: a nest feathered by Andreas Caminada?
    IGNIV: a nest feathered by Andreas Caminada?

    “Igniv” means “nest” in the Rheto-Romanic language spoken in parts of Switzerland. It is the name (in all caps) that Grisons star chef Andreas Caminada gave his second new restaurant brand that he developed and then opened in Bad Ragaz, putting his long-time sous-chef Silvio... Please click the title to read the full travelogue including all photographs on travelmemo.com

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  • Ophelia Restaurant at the Riva Konstanz and two tragic travel bloggers
    Ophelia Restaurant at the Riva Konstanz and two tragic travel bloggers

    This post is about the time recently that saw us dining at the Hotel Riva Konstanz by Germany’s Lake Constance. We leave it to you, dear fellow traveler, to judge which was the greater tragedy: the story of the curvaceous Imperia, Shakespeare’s tale of the beautiful Ophelia, or how we... Please click the title to read the full travelogue including all photographs on travelmemo.com

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  • The Living Circle – an exceptional Swiss hospitality brand
    The Living Circle – an exceptional Swiss hospitality brand

    Take two luxury hotels, add two unique restaurants and mix in two modern farms, combine the six establishments into one and, voilà, a new Swiss hospitality brand is born: “The Living Circle.” Different though the six may be, together they share the same purpose: to create an experience... Please click the title to read the full travelogue including all photographs on travelmemo.com

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  • Sapori Ticino – Three ambassadors of fine Ticino cuisine come to Berne
    Sapori Ticino – Three ambassadors of fine Ticino cuisine come to Berne

    S. Pellegrino Sapori Ticino is a gourmet festival with star allure: 36 Michelin stars in total distinguish 21 chefs, each representing one of 21 deluxe hotels that themselves bear the five-star seal of approval. At 26 events throughout Switzerland, these emissaries present the exalted cuisine of... Please click the title to read the full travelogue including all photographs on travelmemo.com

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  • Locanda Barbarossa – farm to table in Switzerland’s Castello del Sole restaurant
    Locanda Barbarossa – farm to table in Switzerland’s Castello del Sole restaurant

    A gourmet restaurant belongs in a luxury hotel. So far, so good. But what if the highly-decorated head chef retires and is replaced by a “young wild one“? The new man clued me in personally…  Gourmet restaurant Locanda Barbarossa It was in the Locanda Barbarossa, afore-said... Please click the title to read the full travelogue including all photographs on travelmemo.com

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  • Rustico Castello del Sole – Lunching between Heaven and Earth
    Rustico Castello del Sole – Lunching between Heaven and Earth

    Bond’s bungee jump from the 220-meter high Verzasca Dam – who doesn’t remember it? However, we would just as soon not book this ultimate adrenaline rush by Lago di Vogorno — because a helicopter ride to “Rustico del Sole,” a restaurant located a scant 5 km as the... Please click the title to read the full travelogue including all photographs on travelmemo.com

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  • The ghost of Schauenstein Castle — outclassed by star chef Andreas Caminada
    The ghost of Schauenstein Castle — outclassed by star chef Andreas Caminada

    Schauenstein Castle (“Schloss” in German) in the village of Fürstenau (Swiss Graubünden canton) provides the backdrop for star chef Andreas Caminada and his out-of-this-world culinary arts. A lesser known bit of local lore has it that a specter haunts the castle, consumed by wanting to... Please click the title to read the full travelogue including all photographs on travelmemo.com

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  • Findeln chalet village near Zermatt and a mountain gourmet trifecta
    Findeln chalet village near Zermatt and a mountain gourmet trifecta

    Zermatt is known far and wide as a gourmet destination. Visitors really face the agony of choice with over 100 restaurants and counting. Should you go for something “simple and down to earth”? Or make it something on the refined haute cuisine side? In our case, we tasted our way through... Please click the title to read the full travelogue including all photographs on travelmemo.com

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  • Ecco Restaurant – Zurich’s gourmet palace with a view
    Ecco Restaurant – Zurich’s gourmet palace with a view

    Ecco Restaurant in the Hotel Atlantis by Giardino. At the foot of Zurich’s very own mountain called Üetliberg. Much buzzed about. Often praised. Does it live up to the promise? Let’s go check it out… The Giardino Hotel Group is justly famous for its refined hotel arts, something... Please click the title to read the full travelogue including all photographs on travelmemo.com

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  • Six good Ibiza restaurant bets
    Six good Ibiza restaurant bets

    It’s no secret that foodies go for Ibiza cuisine. We asked around to get a line on some restaurants that were not just palate-pleasers but also had good vibes. Here we share six eateries culled from those recommended to us that we checked out for ourselves: The Giri Café in San Joan... Please click the title to read the full travelogue including all photographs on travelmemo.com

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  • Luxury Family holidays: is it possible? Sure and here is how.
    Luxury Family holidays: is it possible? Sure and here is how.

    Reading Time: 6 minutesYou have your luxury lifestyle. You find the person of your dreams and you start a simple life made of small pleasures and luxury delights. You appreciate small luxury hotels, you enjoy marvelous weekends in amazing cities like Prague, Barcelona or Paris. And then one day, you decide to build a family and get children. It is probably one of the most beautiful things you w...

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  • Celebrity Chef Clancy Atkinson revisited
    Celebrity Chef Clancy Atkinson revisited

    We had met the delightful chef Clancy Atkinson a few years ago at Luxe Houses’ La Corniche so were excited to see him again and savour what he had in store for us this time. The Australian celebrity chef worked for Gucci and other luxury brands for six and a half years in the world’s [...] The... Please click the title to read the full travelogue including all photographs on travelmemo.com...

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  • George Bar & Grill – feasting with food bloggers
    George Bar & Grill – feasting with food bloggers

    Recently, local.ch extended invitations for a meet-and-eat of food bloggers at George Bar & Grill in Zurich, Switzerland. Since a good meal also falls into the “lifestyle” category, the renowned food bloggers from Harry’s Ding and Das Filet were joined by a few fashion and... Please click the title to read the full travelogue including all photographs on travelmemo.com

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