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Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Pfistern restaurant Lucerne

When I began writing this post I was sitting in a park, watching the flowers blossom and listening to birds tweet - they seem to have a lot to say to each other...

While sitting there in the sun, I remembered the delicious meal I ate in the ancient Lucernois restaurant, open since 1578, which I will now share with you.

The Pfistern Restaurant Luzern is situated on Kornmarkt which is a small but charming square. The restaurant is opposite the City Hall. This is the heart of Lucerne, with restaurants, bars and historic places all around.

They serve typical Swiss cuisine that is seasonal and fresh with ingredients from the Mediterranean region. The result is inventive, surprising and in harmony with the local traditions.

We first went to Pfistern to have an end of the day aperitif. We had a Moscato Mojito (not too strong in alcohol), served with appetisers. We loved the place so much that we decided to return in the evening to dine. So, I asked the waitress to show me the dining room and book us a table by the window overlooking the city landmarks.



The restaurant itself is vibrant and cosy, no tourists only local clients, making us feel that we were somewhere very special.

We went along to try their typical dishes. We ordered à la carte, only a main dish instead of the 3 course set menu as we were not very hungry because we had already eaten a lovely Italian lunch. It was not easy to choose from the extensive menu!

Luzerner Fritschi-Pastete, Lucerne pastry filled with veal and pork (meatballs) mushrooms, apples and raisins with a cream sauce, served with seasonal vegetables.

Fischchnoschperli, white fish fillets baked in crispy beer dough, with tartar sauce, served with rice and vegetables.

The meal was absolutely exquisite and came with a wine carefully selected for us.

If you are a serious traditional food lover, this is a place to go in the evening. Order delicious food from the menu - they have cocktails and good wine too - and spoil yourself on the lovely terrace enjoying the buzz and fizz of the place…

Zunfthausrestaurant Pfistern
Kornmarkt 4
6004 Luzern
Phone: +41 41 410 36 50
Opening hours
Mon-Sun 09.00-24.00

It goes without saying that this post is not sponsored, like all my blog posts. It’s just me sharing tips... You are welcome!

44 comments:

  1. Wow!!!! Another beautiful post RT! 
    That restaurant has a warm and elegant feel! Now, I'm craving some Moscato Mojito :D

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  2. Coucou ma belle ! Très sympathique restaurant, j'aime le cadre chaleureux. Le vol-au-vent à la lucernoise est très gourmand. Gros bisous, Chantal.

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    1. Merci pour ta visite, Chantal! Bises :)

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  3. Oh please take me with you next time! It looks beautiful and I love al fresco dining.

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    1. I will... Thanks for dropping by, Monica :)

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  4. Wow - I sure would like to eat that pie.

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  5. Apeteceu-me ir até aí.
    Maravilha!

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  6. It must be an amazing feeling to stay in a restaurant with such a long tradition.Food is presented exquisitely :-)

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    1. Your kind of place, sweetie... Thanks for dropping by, Alice :)

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  7. Um belo restaurante com comidas muito bem apresentadas.
    Gosto de esplanadas e à beira-rio têm outro encanto.
    Um abraço e boa semana.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    Livros-Autografados

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    1. É de facto muito agradável jantar à beira-água...Muito obrigada pela sua visita, Francisco :)

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  8. The Lucerne pastry makes me hungry just looking at it! I love the restaurant ceiling - it adds to the atmosphere.

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    1. It's all about the details... Thanks for dropping by, Cresta Bear :)

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  9. That all looks so good.

    The Luzerner Fritschi-Pastete seems especially delicious. Here in the United States we tend to eat meat with fruit sauces in the fall. On the other hand, that looks good anytime. I may try to make something like that this year.

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    1. Hummm...I adore to eat meat with fruit sauces, anytime... Thanks for dropping by, Brian :)

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  10. Looks lovely sweet girl!
    i miss those things..going out..eat nice things..thanx for sharing!!
    Happy weekend coming in:)))

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    1. You seem to work very hard but don't forget to have fun, Anita.  This mistake, I made at the beginning of my career...Fortunately, I rectified that. Hugs :)

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  11. Such an amazing place and the food looks delicious. I keep promising myself I will try out some of the places you recommend. I enjoyed all your photographs as I always do, thank you.

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    1. You are welcome! Thanks for stopping by, Barbara :)

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  12. The place seems ideal; the dishes make my mouth water. You're having a great life and you certainly look it.

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  13. That typical restaurant looks good.
    I'm in the mood for this summery drink! I like Mojitos, but I've never had that variation. Lol

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    1. It was the first time I had a Moscato Mojito. It is a little different,  not made with rum — it is made with Moscato, a sweet Italian wine. Moscato is slightly effervescent, but not quite as bubbly as champagne. It is too sweet which is perfect for making mixed drink. :)

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  14. What a truly beautiful restaurant. Dining among locals really gives you that special feeling and you really found a gem here...the surrounding looks amazing. Such history and the food looks wonderful, too. You really put us in the spot with you.

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    1. Thanks a million for your kind words, Monica :)

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  15. Excellent post (as always)!Thank you very much :)

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  16. Genial lugar. Te mando un beso

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  17. Look so jummy the food and beautiful place! I'd love to go there, too <3

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    1. Welcome to my blog, Hanna! Thanks for your kind words :)

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  18. Beautiful place and the dish looks amazing. I'd love love love to go there - thank you for sharing this quaint place.

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    1. You are welcome, Sarah! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  19. It looks lovely and delicious. I liked the art work. I wonder who the artist is.

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    1. I find the paintings beautiful but, I don't know the name of the artist... Thanks for dropping by, Judy :)

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  20. J'adore le cadre de ce restaurant ! Je me serais volontiers assise avec toi pour boire un verre :)

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    1. Muito obrigada Rui pelas suas palavras.

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  22. Um maravilhoso espaço, para apreciar ao detalhe neste post!...
    Requinte, qualidade... e numa localização de sonho!...
    Adorei esta deliciosa partilha! Beijinhos
    Ana

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    1. Muito obrigada Ana pelas suas palavras. Beijinhos :)

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