La Brasserie Restaurant Sea France Ferry

When we went to Scotland in Summer 2008 for a golf vacation, we took Sea France Ferry from the port of Calais in France going to the port of Dover in England.

When we went back home from our Scotland vacation via England and France, we again took Sea France Ferry from Dover to France.

There were a few restaurants inside the boat but we liked eating at La Brasserie better. The price was also quite reasonable.

We ate at La Brasserie on both instances when we rode the boat from Calais to Dover and from Dover to Calais.

From Calais to Dover, we had a very late lunch. We had Parma Ham and Melon for starters, then Chef’s Steak selection from Saint Omer region with three pepper sauce and french fries as the main course. The menu was actually called “Une table sur la mer”. We did not order any dessert.

From Dover to Calais, we had dinner at La Brasserie. We had Smoked Salmon “Emile FOURNIER” with a creamy chive dressing and blinis for starters, Chef’s Steak selection from Saint Omer region with three pepper sauce and french fries as the main course, and warm Tarte Tatin with vanilla ice cream for dessert.

La Brasserie only served food once the boat has left the port.

Travel time from Calais to Dover and vice-versa with Sea France Ferry was at least 1 and 1/2 hours. So, we really had time to enjoy eating as there was nothing to do inside the boat anyway.

Pizza al Gorgonzola, Pizzeria SeeHotel Gotthard Weggis

Pizzeria
SeeHotel Gotthard
Gotthardstrasse 11
6353 Weggis
Switzerland

Having frequented the Pizzeria at SeeHotel Gotthard Weggis, I definitely have eaten different varieties of its pizza several times already.

In this case, I ordered Pizza al Gorgonzola with tomatoes, spices, mozzarella cheese, gorgonzola cheese and artichokes.

With that, we ordered Montepulciano D’Abruzzo 2008 which was an Italian red wine.

For dessert, I ordered Panna Cotta, one of my favorite desserts.

Pizzeria SeeHotel Gotthard Weggis

Pizzeria
SeeHotel Gotthard
Gotthardstrasse 11
6353 Weggis
Switzerland

The Pizzeria was just one of the restaurants of SeeHotel Gotthard just like the Poulet-Beizli.

The Pizzeria of SeeHotel Gotthard Weggis was one of the restaurants in the village being frequented by the locals.

The Pizzeria has been using the traditional oven made of stone for making its pizza.

But eating at the Pizzeria was not limited to pizza. I even ordered shrimps instead of pizza.

There were more on the menu list of the Pizzeria like fish, meat and chicken among others.

Take-away or take-out was also available.

Not to forget, people were always friendly and accommodating.

As of this writing, SeeHotel Gotthard has the following opening hours until Easter:

Wednesday to Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday, closed
Starting Easter, only on Tuesday closed

Pizza can be ordered from 6:00 p.m. onwards.

Visit its site for more information: SeeHotel Gotthard Weggis

Poulet-Beizli SeeHotel Gotthard Weggis

Poulet-Beizli
SeeHotel Gotthard
Gotthardstrasse 11
6353 Weggis
Switzerland

SeeHotel Gotthard Weggis has several restaurants, namely, the Pizzeria, the Stuebli, the Poulet-Beizli, and the Lakeside Terrace.

Take-away or take-out food was also available.

We frequented this restaurant especially the Pizzeria but once in a while we also went to the Stuebli or Poulet-Beizli.

Gotthard was known for its roasted chicken that was why the name Poulet-Beizli. Poulet means chicken in English language.

But I did not only eat chicken or pizza at SeeHotel Gotthard whether we were at the Pizzeria or Poulet-Beizli.

I also liked ordering fish like grilled fish, fish fried in butter, and fish steamed in white wine with cream, shrimps and mussels.

Fish varied depending on the season. Most often, I have had salmon or perch-pike or perch or trout.

People at SeeHotel Gotthard were always friendly to us especially the owners.

The owners have always greeted us every time we ate there whether at the Pizzeria or at the Stuebli or at the Poulet-Beizli.

As of this writing, SeeHotel Gotthard has the following opening hours until Easter:

Wednesday to Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday, closed
Starting Easter, only on Tuesday closed

The Poulet-Beizli is open all day, but from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. dishes can only be chosen from its small afternoon menu.

Visit its site for more information: SeeHotel Gotthard Weggis

The Grape Restaurant Weggis

The Grape Restaurant
Seestrasse 60
6353 Weggis
Switzerland

The Grape’s line was “Californian wine and dine”. So, they had wines at the restaurant from Napa Valley.

They served food like steaks, burgers, pizzas, and other specialties from around the world.

The Grape was just one of the restaurants of Park Hotel Weggis but the restaurant itself was not located at the hotel building.

We have eaten at the Grape restaurant several times already. I have tried a lot of what they had at the menu.

The food was fine and the people were friendly. It was a nice and comfortable restaurant.

As of this writing, The Grape has the following opening hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight
Friday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight

Except Wednesdays Daily Take-Away from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Visit its site for more information: Park Hotel Weggis

POHO Wine Cellar Post Hotel Weggis

POHO Wine Cellar
Post Hotel Weggis
Seestrasse 8
6353 Weggis
Switzerland

POHO Wine Cellar was attached to the POHO Dining Lounge and Weggiser Stuebli. It has a rustic look, a wine cellar rustic look just like its name.

But I always prefer to go to the POHO Dining Lounge. We only ate at the POHO Wine Cellar, but not once too, as there was no table available at the POHO Dining Lounge especially that we did not reserve a table before going to Post Hotel.

For wine lovers, they might like the POHO Wine Cellar rustic look. So, it really depends on one’s taste.

The ambiance was just different from that of the POHO Dining Lounge. It also cannot be compared to the Swiss look of Weggiser Stuebli.

While Weggiser Stuebli has a small area and POHO Dining Lounge has a spacious area, I cannot describe the POHO Wine Cellar.

Nevertheless, the food they served at the POHO Wine Cellar was like an extension of what they served at the POHO Dining Lounge.

We had Chateaubriand steak at the POHO Wine Cellar. We did not order any desserts anymore as Chateaubriand was more than enough considering that we had two servings each. I just ordered Baileys afterwards.

As of this writing, the POHO Wine Cellar has the following opening hours until March 31, 2011.

The opening hours until March 31, 2011 are as follows:
Monday and Tuesday from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Saturday and Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Visit its site for more information: Post Hotel Weggis

POHO Dining Lounge Post Hotel Weggis

POHO Dining Lounge
Post Hotel Weggis
Seestrasse 8
6353 Weggis
Switzerland

POHO Dining Lounge is cozy and modern. I like it, and so, we try to go back there when we feel like going there.

We went to POHO Dining Lounge for dinner but this time I ordered a five-course (5-course) menu. Most of the time, every time we ate at POHO, we would order a three-course (3-course) menu or four-course (4-course) menu only but not in this instance.

This was not the first time that we ate at POHO Dining Lounge. When we first went for dinner at POHO Dining Lounge, I noticed that it was already a little bit different. The interior of the restaurant was like funky.

The wall was painted with green. The chairs, the small sofas as well as some sort of the swivel chairs were light green in color and there were small sofas too in violet.

It was confirmed when the food started to arrive. For example, the soup was served in a glass not a soup bowl, and the rice was inside a glass container.

Again, our dinner was superb. The fish was good and the duck breast was tender. Everything was actually good.

As of this writing as it is still Winter, the POHO Dining Lounge is not open on Monday and Tuesday evenings.

The opening hours until March 31, 2011 are as follows:
Monday and Tuesday from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Saturday and Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Visit its site for more information: Post Hotel Weggis

Weggiser Stuebli Post Hotel Weggis

Weggiser Stuebli
Post Hotel Weggis
Seestrasse 8
6353 Weggis
Switzerland

We went for a six-course (6-course) menu dinner in Weggiser Stuebli in POHO or Post Hotel before the year 2010 ended. We tried to book a table at the POHO Dining Lounge but it was fully booked.

We opted for Weggiser Stuebli instead of POHO Wine Cellar for a change. We especially asked if we could have the six-course (6-course) menu at Weggiser Stuebli because Weggiser Stuebli has a different motif than POHO Dining Lounge.

According to POHO’s Website, “SWISSNESS IS TRENDY! Rustic, down-to-earth and authentically Swiss is how things go in the Weggiser Stübli. Hearty fare is served in view of the time-honoured ancestral gallery – from Bratwurst over Bauernrösti up to cheese Fondue.”

Well, POHO Dining Lounge said that we could have the six-course (6-course) menu dinner at Weggiser Stuebli.

We have been in Weggiser Stuebli but it was our first time to have a six-course (6-course) menu in this restaurant.

Our food was sumptuous, and regarding meat, everything was simply tender. Our dinner was definitely great.

As of this writing, Weggiser Stuebli opens daily from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.

For more information, visit Post Hotel Weggis Website.

Sparks Restaurant Park Hotel Weggis

Sparks Restaurant
Park Hotel Weggis
Hertensteinstrasse 34
6353 Weggis
Switzerland

We have eaten in Sparks Restaurant a few times already but only when there was a special occasion.

Sparks Restaurant has been awarded with 14 Gault Millau points and I would say that it really has a good swiss kitchen. We normally had a 4-course menu and it was always enough.

The staff in Sparks were friendly and accommodating just like in Annex Restaurant. There were at least 2-3 persons attending to us.

I would like to mention here as I forgot to mention it when I wrote something about Gourmet Annex Restaurant that when we were in Annex there were at least 3-4 persons taking care of us.

We would probably go back to this restaurant because it was cozy, quiet and the food was really good.

Every time we went there, there was always someone playing a harp. It was really lovely.

As of this writing, Sparks Restaurant is open daily from 7:00 a.m. but early booking is required.

For more information, visit Park Hotel Weggis Website.

Braui Restaurant Brauiplatz Hochdorf

Braui Restaurant
Brauiplatz 5
6280 Hochdorf
Switzerland

We went for a gourmet menu dinner in Braui restaurant last month. Braui restaurant is located in Brauiplatz near the “Kulturzentrum Braui” in Hochdorf.

I really had no expectations about the restaurant because I did not ask about it. I realized later that it was actually awarded with 15 Gault Millau points in 2009.

The staff welcomed us graciously as they know some of our friends. Then they brought us to our table.

For a start, we were served with squid carpaccio. That was really great.

After the starter, we were invited at the kitchen. I was really surprised. It was my first time to be invited in the kitchen considering that I have had dinner in a fine restaurant too even before Braui restaurant.

We of course met the man in charge, Chef Werner Tobler, a top cuisinier and already had written a book. He told us what he prepared, some fish and lamb for the main course, and we agreed. It sounded good but two of our friends preferred beef than lamb.

When we went to the kitchen, I especially brought my camera and they did not object when I took some photos. The kitchen was very clean. I was quite impressed.

After that, we were served with soup, then another appetizer, a liver tiramisu, then another soup. For the main course, we were served with fish and lamb. After that, we had desserts, at first some melted cheese, then sorbet, and lastly, brownies with so many extras.

I really thought that it was the last. But no, I was again surprised when a platter was brought with chocolate mousse, cookies, and some sort of caramel cream a la panna cotta. I was like overwhelmed.

And all the time, during the dinner, we drank different wines with the soups, starters, main courses and desserts that we had. We had white wines and red wines especially from Mattmann.

And the staff that served us were really very nice and accommodating.

The gourmet menu dinner was awesome. We started at past 8:00 p.m. and we finished at just around 1:00 a.m. We definitely had a great time.

For more information, visit Restaurant Braui Website in German language.