Marc Haeberlin of the internationally-acclaimed L’Auberge de L’Ill, which celebrates 50 years of its third Michelin Star this year, has been named Signature Chef for RitzCoffier by Marc Haeberlin at the new Palace Hotel, one of several luxury properties just opened in Bürgenstock, Switzerland’s newest luxury mega resort. The fourth generation of Michelin-starred chefs in his family, Haeberlin also trained under some of France’s most celebrated chefs including the legendary Paul Bocuse, Gaston Lenôtre, René Lasserre, Jean and Pierre Troisgros. Haeberlin describes his style of cooking as “a cuisine of the region, using regional products and a lot of passion.” The RitzCoffier also honors Auguste Escoffier, the world’s first celebrity chef, and César Ritz, the world’s first luxury hotelier, who met in Lucerne prior to launching their individual triumphant careers.
Diners are immersed in the ambiance of a 19th century kitchen featuring the original fireplace from the site’s 1873 Grand Hotel and more than 100 copper pots like those used by Escoffier and chefs from 1873 to 1940. Décor features blue and white tiles, oak flooring and the antique wooden doors of the Grand Hotel’s original refrigerator and 19th century oven.
The new car-free resort includes four 3- to 5-star hotels, 12 bars and restaurants, 67 residence suites, a 107,000 sq. ft. Alpine spa, medical facility, and wide range of activities. Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne
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