BDG reaches for the stars14.08.2020 Local News
Gstaad is setting a further culinary accent: highly decorated chef Marcus G. Lindner is to become head gastronome of Bergbahnen Destination Gstaad AG (BDG) and will be cooking in the new Eggli mountain restaurant as from the coming winter season.
T he destination of Gstaad has been set to become a leading destination for connoisseurs. From this perspective, the star-decorated chef Marcus G. Lindner is the perfect fit at the helm of gastronomy at the BDG, says managing director Matthias In-Albon. Lindner, who most recently managed the Chesery Gstaad, is looking forward to the new challenge. “I am proud that I am allowed to do this. I spent a total of twelve years in Gstaad, it’s like working at home for me,” he explains enthusiastically.
A mountain for everyone
Fears that the prices of the dishes on the Eggli could reach astronomical proportions as a result of star-decorated cuisine are understandable to In-Albon. However, he assures that they are completely unfounded. “We will design the menu so that there is good food for every budget. There will be both simple and exclusive dishes.” The BDG is very keen that the Eggli has a lunchtime service where anyone and everyone can go, he emphasises. In contrast to the lunch menu, the evening menu will be designed differently. In the future, great importance will be attached to the evening events on the Eggli, which is ideally located for this given the short gondola ride of only five minutes from Gstaad.
“I love a challenge.”
Lindner embraces the new challenge. “I’m looking forward to this task,” says the likeable Vorarlberg native, who earned a Michelin star and 18 Gault-Millau points at The Alpina Gstaad and, in addition to the Chesery, had run the restaurants at Le Grand Bellevue.
As head gastronomer, he will be responsible for the entire BDG mountain gastronomy in the future.
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