The construction and design of a space, the choice of materials reflect what matters to a building owner: responsible development, sustainable business, contemporariness. Chefs express their own values in their selection and skilled processing of food. The combination of high-quality cuisine with architectural expertise creates inns and cafés with enchanting atmospheres that facilitate genuine interpersonal encounters, encourage rest and interaction, host social and cultural experiences. Places that immerse their visitors in the unique Vorarlberg joie de vivre.
Together with the architect Marina Hämmerle (former director of the Vorarlberger Architektur Institut vai) and art and culinary historian Renate Breuß (former managing director of Werkraum Bregenzerwald), Vorarlberg Tourismus has put together a list of highly recommended restaurants and cafés with particularly inspiring architectural and gastronomic concepts. They are establishments that offer genuine quality in both categories and range from award-winning restaurants with toques from Gault&Millau to independent businesses with experimental approaches to dining.
Also worth reading: a conversation between Marina Hämmerle and Renate Breuß about their reasons for choosing the restaurants they have chosen, the experiences they have made and the recommendations they wish to offer visitors to the Vorarlberg region.
In our stories, we wanted [...] to reveal what others have always sensed. We deliberately chose very different culinary establishment. Here, taste and space go hand in hand.