RitzCoffier, a restaurant at the Bürgenstock Hotel & Resort, showcasing a modern interpretation of classic French cuisine under the direction of chef Bertrand Charles, has earned its first star from the international Guide Michelin. The designation was announced at a gala celebration at the Kultur-und-Kongresszentrum Luzern on February 5.
Among the creations on The RitzCoffier menu are "Ribelmais" Poularde, which is smoked in front of the guest with pine cones and hay from Bürgenberg. Another dish is the "sunrise over the Bürgenstockwald,” a raclette variation à la RitzCoffier with smoked duck, black truffle and La Ratte potatoes, served with fir sprouts, moss and pine cones from the adjacent forest. A demonstration of "sunrise over the Bürgenstockwald" was posted on Instagram by chef Charles.
The Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne is part of the Bürgenstock Selection, based in Zug, Switzerland. The resort comprises four hotels ranging from three-star to five-star, with 383 rooms and suites, a health and medical center, ten restaurants and bars, 67 residence suites, a 10,000-square-meter Alpine spa, and a wide range of leisure activities. The Bürgenstock Selection portfolio consists of the Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne, the Hotel Schweizerhof Bern & THE SPA (99 rooms) and the Royal Savoy Hotel & Spa Lausanne (196 rooms).