A chill-out atmosphere prevails beneath the huge parasols
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Perched on the sixth floor and accessible directly via the glass elevator in the lobby, La Muña overlooks the city from its tree-lined roof terrace. La Réserve Eden au Lac Zurich’s second restaurant is a treasure chest, mingling imaginary memories of moments spent on the lake with extraordinary objects found in the city and around the world. La Muña offers a unique 360° view of the historic center, with the lake and the Alps in the distance.
The restaurant is organized into two areas.
Inside, it has taken over the former attic beneath the hotel’s spectacular dome. Continuing the spirit of a minimalist and respectful renovation, Philippe Starck has sought to enhance the existing structural elements. The monumental framework is magnificently highlighted, with the original brick walls and wooden floors once again on show. The furniture also looks as if it has always been here, in this imaginary “harbor-master’s office”: with comfortable light-colored leather or slightly old-fashioned floral fabric upholstery, and rugs picked up during trips to Persia and Asia. Wherever the eye may roam, fertile surprises and mysteries intrigue and extend a permanent invitation to travel. In the dovecote, stained-glass windows created by Ara Starck accompany and guide the light through the dome. Like a multifaceted tale, these stained-glass windows tell a different story throughout the day, for a magical and always unique experience.
Two outdoor terraces are accessible, one of which can be entirely privatized. Whether on a sofa or at a table, under the huge parasols, guests can enjoy a relaxed and festive atmosphere while sharing the Japanese Peruvian specialties of chef Domenico Zizzi, whose inventive and delicate cuisine has already delighted connoisseurs worldwide.
Ultra-fresh and bursting with flavor, La Muña’s cuisine combines different textures, raw and marinated elements, acidity and sweetness – based on carefully sourced ingredients, including some rarely found in Europe – expressed through sophisticated, freshly prepared delicacies designed for sharing in a convivial atmosphere. Each table can select Crudo or Caliente dishes, in which ceviches flavored with spices and fresh herbs rub shoulders with beef steak teriyaki with truffle sauce, or sashimi served alongside wakame seriole with ponzu sauce for an amazing delicious gourmet journey.
A magical Peruvian plant, muña has always been used to relieve altitude-related ailments. The name of the restaurant is a tribute to the chef’s culinary inspirations as well as a nod to the unique view from the terraces, across the open kitchen in the foreground, the lake and the city of Zurich in the background.