A memorable dinner becomes even more evocative when you can dine while enjoying some masterpieces just above your table. This is possible at The Dolder Grand in Zurich, a superb hotel that has y developed a fine collection of paintings and sculpture over the years.
There are several screenprints by Andy Warhol; a large Henry Moore bronze in the garden; enigmatic sculptures by Juan Muñoz; and Takashi Murakami's deliciously ironic, colourful mushrooms. Other more classical artworks include four Camille Pissarro works, a Salvador Dali, two still lives by Tamara de Lempicka, a Symbolist work by Ferdinand Hodler, and of course La Belleuse, the sculpture that stands on the clock pedestal in the Steinhalle.
All this accompanies the culinary artistry of Heiko Nieder at the Restaurant, which has received 17 GaultMillau points and two Michelin stars. In the summertime, instead of admiring artworks, you can delight in the views across Zurich, the lake and the Alps from the lovely terrace.
Below, works by Tamara de Lempicka in the Restaurant. Left, Nature morte à la bouteille de lait, 1942 circa; right, Cruche et citrons sur une chaise, 1942 circa.
Below, Salvador Dalì, Femmes métamorphosées – Les sept arts
Three of the four paintings (Les Quatre Saisons: Le printemps, L’été, L’automne, L’hiver) by Impressionist artist Camille Pissarro, in the Restaurant. Lovely use of gold leaf on the walls.
The works by Takashi Murakami exude a delicious irony (below, Troll's Umbrella, 2002):
Andy Warhol (below, Big Retrospective Painting, 1979/80):
Juan Muñoz (Conversation Piece, 1993):
Henry Moore (Three-piece reclining figure: Draped, 1975):
The view from the Garden Restaurant terrace: