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Cuisine of Basel for gourmets. Places for dinner - best restaurants

BASEL Restaurants of Basel will pleasantly surprise their guests by widest choice of dishes. Even the most hard-to-please gourmets will be delighted by the local culinary delicacies. Bruderholz restaurant is known as the best eating place in the city. The restaurant is located in a beautiful old mansion. During the warm months of a year the restaurant’s tables are set in a garden, so while having their meal visitors can enjoy the splendor of the local nature. A huge hall of the restaurant is divided into three parts, with each mini hall offering different types of menu to visitors. A huge selection of various signature desserts has become a true pride of the restaurant, as well as a rich choice of vintage wines, which are stored in the own cellar of Bruderholz.
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Blindekuh restaurant is a very unusual gastronomic establishment, which can be literally translated as "A Blind Cow". There is an interesting legend connected with the history of the restaurant. It is believed that the founder of the restaurant was a blind priest who decided to provide work for all his blind friends. The meals in the restaurant were prepared by blind cooks, and blind waiters served visitors virtually "to the touch". Now the restaurant has the best chefs and waiters, but the style of the hall has remained unchanged – guests sit in absolute darkness. Loyal customers of Blindekuh note that when they have food and drinks in the darkness, they are able to feel the flavor and taste sharper. Nowadays such restaurants are opened in many European cities. When it’s breakfast time, the locals and visitors prefer to go to the Les Trois Rois restaurant. In summer its tables are set on a beautiful spacious terrace, and in winter visitors are welcome to relax in a cozy lounge near the fireplace. The design of Les Trois Rois resembles an old tavern. Here are served the most popular dishes from the national cuisine and rich selection of drinks.
Nussbaumer restaurant is the place where visitors are able to taste delicious country cuisine. The menu is surely full of various dishes, which are cooked in accordance with a special recipe, and fragrant homemade wines will become a perfect addition to each dish. Schloss Binningen restaurant was opened in a small medieval castle. It is considered the most romantic gastronomic institution in the city and you need simply to visit it once to prove it. Among the specialties of Schloss Binningen is fondue, as well as boiled young potatoes with sauerkraut and homemade sausages. When it is dessert time, guests are offered to try cookies called "lotus petals" – they have become one of the most striking symbols of Basel. Copyright
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Gastronomic traditions have always played an important role in Basel. Just like many years ago, chefs try to use exclusively locally sourced products to cook the majority of dishes. The national cuisine would be incomplete without numerous meat dishes. Local restaurants specializing in the national cuisine also offer dishes with the game. Moreover, meat is used to make hundreds of sausage types and smoked delicacies that travelers will find in numerous local bars and restaurants. Some types of sausages are sold in local markets only. Fish is also a popular and widely used ingredient. Local cheese is a true pride of the national cuisine and a product that is famous far beyond the borders of the country.
Basel Travelers will find some original dishes of Swiss cuisine only in Basel. The traditional flour soup is one of them. The recipe of this thick and nutritious soup appeared more than a century ago. At that time, it was a casual meal of poor people. Nowadays, the original soup, just like the traditional onion pie, is available in many restaurants specializing in the national cuisine. The menu of virtually any restaurant has a cheese plate. Travelers can also try and buy various types of local cheese in grocery shops and markets.
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Emmental cheese remains one of the most popular and affordable types of cheese. It is liked by both locals and foreign guests for its refined and classic taste. Travelers interested in more unusual types of the popular product should seek another variety in local shops, Vacherin cheese. Fans of desserts will also be pleased with their stay in Basel as they will find many interesting desserts in local cafes, such as Basel Brunsli. This is the name for almond and chocolate cookies that don’t have any flour among its ingredients. Nut paste is the basis of the cookie dough. Thanks to that, Brunsli are very nutritious and healthy.
Moon over Basel In Basel, travelers will also find a special type of gingerbread that is reminiscent of a hard biscuit. Almond is one of the main ingredients in this national dessert as well. The gingerbread also includes honey and candied fruit. Delicious Swiss wine also deserves a separate mention. Local wine is widely present in the menus of local restaurants that offer this popular drink from different regions of the country.
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Where to go for dinner in Basel: recommended cafe and restaurants

Restaurant Stucki Bruderholz
Where: Bruderholzallee 42, Basel; Telephone: +41 (0)61 361 82 22; More info: Tram to studio basel;
Les Quatre Saisons restaurant
Where: Clarastrasse 43, Basel; Telephone: +41 (0)61 690 87 20; More info: Tram to clarastrasse;
Restaurant Chez Donati
Where: St. Johanns-Vorstadt 48, Basel; Telephone: +41 (0)61 322 09 19; More info: Tram to johanniterbrücke;
St. Alban-Stübli Restaurant
Where: St. Alban-Vorstadt 74, Basel; Telephone: +41 (0)61 272 54 15; More info: Tram to kunstmuseum;
Gundeldingerhof Restaurant
Where: Hochstrasse 56, Basel; Telephone: +41 (0)61 361 69 09; More info: Tram to tellplatz;
Zum Goldenen Sternen
Where: St. Alban-Rheinweg 70, Basel; Telephone: +41 (0)61 272 16 66; More info: Tram to kunstmuseum;
Where: Schneidergasse 20, Basel; Telephone: +41 (0)61 261 32 58; More info: Tram to marktplatz;
Cafe Restaurant Druckpunkt
Where: St. Johanns-Vorstadt 19, Basel; Telephone: +41 (0)61 261 50 22;
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Michelin-starred restaurants in Basel
♥   Restaurant 'Krafft' Basel. Type - International|Classic cuisine. 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Cheval Blanc by Peter Knogl' Basel. Type - Classic French. 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Au Violon' 4051. Type - Classic French|Traditional cuisine. 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Bel Etage' Basel. Type - Classic French|International. 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Les Quatre Saisons' Basel. Type - Classic cuisine|International. 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'St. Albaneck' BASEL. Type - Mediterranean cuisine|International. 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'St. Alban-Stübli' Basel. Type - Traditional cuisine|Classic French. 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Zum Goldenen Fass' Basel. Type - International. 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Chez Donati' Basel. Type - Italian. 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Zum Goldenen Sternen' Basel. Type - International|Classic cuisine. 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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