Somehow it feels right to start my little review of my favorite Swiss restaurant like an old fairytale. Especially in wintertime, after a ride through windy, snowy roads it seems you arrive in a fairytale. So enchanting, so magical is the view of this old “Säumerhaus”. A majestic house, several hundred years old, affectionately renovated. The Beyeler family turned this jewel into “Landgasthof Rohrmoos”, a place for culinary highlights and wonderful service (which, in case you don’t know, is far from normal here in Switzerland, where in many restaurants you feel like an uninvited intruder).
At Landgasthof Rohrmoos you feel like coming home. The atmosphere is so warm and cordial, you immediately relax and anticipate a wonderful “homemade” meal. They welcome you with a wonderful glass of wine, accompanied by local cheeses and cured meats, and if you’re lucky during wintertime even mussels. This is all served in the main hall, where you can mingle and chat with other patrons if you wish. Afterwards you enjoy your meal in one of the beautiful rooms of the house, if you’re lucky you even get one to yourself to celebrate intimate dinners – perfect for a romantic night out.
Beyeler is known for using the freshest local products and composing daily menus based on market availabilities. The many times we’ve eaten there, we have never been disappointed. I wouldn’t call it the most creative, surprising cuisine, but it is full of flavor, wonderfully prepared.
Last weekend when we went for Roland’s birthday we had a fantastic sunchoke soup, perfect lamb with an herbed olive crust with savoy cabbage and lentils and a dessert plate to dream about, including an outstanding passion fruit parfait with a rose pepper ragout.
It's been a sensual pleasure though and through, from the wonderful ambience to the tasteful food and wine. A fairytale night!