When Rolf Luchsinger and his wife Gabi took over the Chrottenbach restaurant overlooking Thalwil train station in January 2010, they were no strangers to the Zimmerberg quarter. The gastronomic entrepreneurs had already made a name for themselves with their previous ventures at Adliswil and Ruschlikon.
Continuing their trademark concept of providing 'something for everyone', Gleis 1 is warm and welcoming. The light and stylish decor is softened by personal touches and a homely atmosphere reflecting the caring personalities of its owners. A friendly and sociable pair, Rolf's domain is the state-of-the-art kitchen, where he whisks up a varied and exciting menu from fresh ingredients. Meanwhile, Gabi runs the show out front with equal passion and attentiveness. The result is an individual service and offering, ranging from sitdown meals to z'morge (breakfast), from afternoon cake to take away, and from catering to events.
But this is only the beginning. The Luchsingers have more ideas up their sleeve, including events for English-speakers. To test the waters, they launched a Swiss cooking class last March. I join one evening to learn how to make a proper 'Birchermusli. En guete!
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