The Best of Swiss Gastro Award was held on Monday evening in the most sensual circus in Switzerland: Circus Ohlala. Moderator Sven Epiney leads guests and restaurants in the evening with humor. The tent not only provides a culinary delight and festive atmosphere, but also destroys the eyes of the circus artists.
The jury of experts nominated 129 Swiss restaurants that tried to convince with innovative concepts. After the nomination, the candidates weathered for three months while the audience's verdict fell. Together with the jury's mark, the audience's votes were the final result.
Crème de la crème of gastronomy
First place in the category "Bar & Lounge" and the crown of Masters 2020 was awarded Zurich's Local Bar on the water by Dirk Hany (36). Best of Swiss Gastro says to the bar by the water: "Every day queues are formed for the new master. An exclusive location between Lake Zurich and Limmat is consistently focused on uniqueness, for example, with 25 signature drinks. taste. This is how Agave and Malt are on the menu instead of tequila and whiskey. "
Hany and his team accept the award in a sweep of emotion." Thanks to my team, my wife and my son. You're the bar by the water, Hany says. Even when he is no longer on stage, he beams with pride. To the question: "What are you doing differently than the others?" He responds: "Hospitality is very important to us. We treat our guest as if he were in a Michelin starred restaurant. The guest should leave the restaurant with a smile on his face."
Making a winner
Toppkock Meta Hiltebrand (36) was part of the jury. "It is very important to me how a restaurant presents itself," she tells LOOK. "It must be eloquent and be able to sell itself. If someone describes what he can really offer, it can be excellent food, a warm atmosphere or regional products, then it appeals to me as a guest. "In addition, social media is becoming more important and you need to know how to reach people." The restaurateur is not always a man – or a woman – the words, but it is just one of them. "
But restaurateurs from other regions in Switzerland are also Six winners come from the Mittelland region, four winners each from northwest Switzerland and central Switzerland, while two winners from western Switzerland, eastern Switzerland and Grisons each give a winner.
Restaurant for running, knives
Stiefels Hopfenkranz, Lucerne
China Restaurant Jialu National, Lucerne
Butchers Table, Bern
During the Trip
Franky's BBQ, Blue
Bar & Lounge
Waterfront Bar, Zurich