What could be a better reward than a fresh prepared meal after a day filled with cultural activities, sightseeing and exploring the city of St.Gallen? The Restaurant Barz is absolutely one of the culinary gems of the city of St.Gallen! This Restaurant has incredible regional and seasonal food, cooked brilliantly and accompanied by amazing local and European wines!
Restaurants open, restaurants close. It’s the Circle of Life in the gastronomy world. The Restaurant Barz is open since 2017 and I hope it stays open forever. If you’ve never been here before, I really recommend you to go because the food is a dream!
The chef, Markus Schenk, prepares wide selection of fresh and innovative dishes. The Restaurant Barz has been honored by Gault Millau 2017 with 13 points and 2018 with 14 points. This has his reason: the menu is extremely extensive and caters for all tastes. You can’t order the wrong thing because it is all delicious. The chef is very talented, the balance of flavours in every dish is amazing.
Handmade fresh pasta
I recommend you to choose a pasta and one of the authentic sauces made fresh daily. There are many different types and shapes of pasta but the basic of fresh pasta is always the same: flour, salt, eggs and extra virgin olive oil but the last part is a pleasant surprise. Last time, I was there, I tried unforgettably great pasta with hemp and HempNuts from the Swiss Alps. This Hemp is legal and you even can buy it by yourself: www.alpenpionier.ch
Slow Food Switzerland & local producers
Markus Schenk also cultivates a Slow Food approach, taking into account for all fresh products predominantly Eastern Swiss producers, supplemented by specialties and rare delicacies from the rest of the Alpine region! He relies on regional authenticity and handpicked products. On the website you can see all the local producers for example: Bio-Beck Lehmann, Wild vom Jäger, Molkerei Forster,… . What is Slow Food? Slow Food envisions a world in which all people can access and enjoy food that is good for them, good for those who grow it and good for the planet. Slow Food demands that the food is tasty and healthy. And that they are produced in a clean way without causing damage to nature and animals. In addition, food producers must receive fair compensation for their products and their work. More about this www.slowfood-ost.ch
Located in the middle of the old town, the best is to reserve a table or to go early. On busy weekends, tables typically sell out for the night before 6 p.m. because this lovely restaurant has only 25 seats. The interior of the restaurant is beautifully painted in turquoise and red, decorated by the local artist Beni Bischof and arranged with much love.
The fine lunch menus and the monthly changing evening menu are complemented by a varied wine selection. Beer lovers can look forward to their own exquisite menu. And if you don’t know what you want to eat – just choose the surprise menu…