Gault Millau is a Restaurant Rating system to define the quality of Food. The Organic Restaurant at Castle Wartegg in Rorschacherberg near Lake Constance in the Canton St. Gallen currently has one toque and 13 points. During my one-night stay at the Castle Hotel overlooking beautiful Lake Constance, I got to enjoy their Organic Restaurant in Rorschach / Rorschacherberg three times, for Dinner, Breakfast and Lunch. The most memorable was Dinner for me, as the atmosphere was so special. Enjoying delicious Food while watching the sunset being followed by pink skies as seen from the terrace surrounded by pure nature and the Lake in near sight. Besides Hotel Guests and for Events, the Restaurant is open to the public, daily. Due to its popularity, I would recommend making a reservation beforehand.
Professional service, amazing food styling and exploding taste buds, the Restaurant at Castle Wartegg near Lake Constance in Switzerland did not disappoint. Something I think that should be highlighted more is that the Hotel, and the Restaurant, are both following organic standards. Additional, most products are sourced regional or even just from a few meters in distance, like the wine they have from Winery Roman Rutishauser, which is exactly 3.7 km away. For both Dinner and Lunch, we had a set Menu, each with options for meat/fish and meat-free. So great when you do not always have to ask for vegetarian options!
The multi-course Dinner started off with a basket of fresh slices of bread with 4 dips and condiments. My personal favourite was the pear butter which tasted sweet-ish (not too much) and is just perfect for summer. Soon the greeting from the kitchen was brought to our table, a vegetable soup (can’t remember what it was exactly), just before the starter, a mozzarella salad with smoked tofu and melon, arrived. I have never had a combination of melon, mozzarella and tofu, and the 3 balsamic drops just fitted perfectly. For the main course, I had the vegetarian option, homemade Pappardelle with dried tomatoes and Castle-Basil. At first, this might not sound too fancy, but wow, the Pasta was so good! Tasty thickness, a tiny bit over al dente, with a light sauce, also a nice dish for summer. For dessert, you could either have both, or choose between a raspberry mousse with mascarpone, raspberry ice cream and mint, or a mixed cheese platter. As Restaurant Castle Wartegg in Rorschach is located in Switzerland I, of course, opted for the cheese. What better country to eat cheese, than Switzerland? The plate was reasonably sized and as everything tasted so good, I ate all of the Appenzeller, Brie, warm Pear Tarte, another harder cheese and pear chutney. To end the evening we had another amuse bouche, this time a tiny sweet sorbet.
Everything was accompanied by a Sauvignon Blanc white wine from 2015, from the winery that is just around the corner.
After this first great dining experience at the organic restaurant, I was thrilled to enjoy even more for Lunch. Again we had a set menu, consisting of just three courses this time. For starter, we had a leaf salad with radish and roasted pine nuts, or Lettuces from the castle garden with French dressing. The main course was the only dish that did not fit my taste at all, Dhal with almond rice and coriander. Luckily the dessert was just perfect again, a homemade chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream.
Address Restaurant Castle Wartegg in Rorschach / Rorschacherberg
Opening hours: Monday-Saturday, 7am-10pm , Sunday, 8am-10pm
Hot meals at noon from 12am to 1.30pm and in the evening from 6pm to 9pm
Pictures: Dinner and Lunch at Gault Millau Organic Restaurant Castle Wartegg near Lake Constance / St. Gallen
this did not affect my opinion.