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…
Phone: +41 41 410 36 50
It goes without saying that this post is not sponsored, like all my blog posts. It’s just me sharing tips... You are welcome!