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Fine Dining at Lake Constance - Ophelia

Fine Dining at Lake Constance - Ophelia

The city of Constance is wonderfully nestled at the eponymous lake on the southern border of Germany where the Rhine continuous on towards his long way through Europe. In one of the best areas of the city directly at the lake you will find the SLH boutique hotel Riva (review will follow). This hotel boasts the Two-Michelin-starred restaurant Ophelia where chef Dirk Hoberg celebrates fine cuisine with a local touch. Enjoy the show!

 

Ambience

The hotel is housed in fairly modern building attached to an Art Nouveau-style villa that is the Ophelia. Since it was summer time we enjoyed the wonderful terrace with view of the lake and the fountain in the Constance bay, somehow reminiscent of Geneva.

Apéritif

Before the actual dinner I enjoyed a drink by the pool on the Riva’s rooftop terrace. I had a Moët & Chandon Ice Imperial - a Champagne to drink on the rocks. Unfortunately it wasn’t to my taste. Next time: regular Champagne.

The Menu

I chose four courses from the variable summer menu and a corresponding wine journey.

Amuse-bouche

1st Course - Langoustine

Corresponding wine - Aufricht Weissburgunder 2016

2nd Course - Ray

Interlude

3rd Course - Luma beef

Corresponding wine - Hohner Pinot Noir 2013

Interlude

4th Course - Dessert: Raspberry

Corresponding wine - Hohner St. Patrick Rosé

Coffee

Summary

The 2001-inspired monolith represents your wallet after dinner for three at a Two-Michelin-starred restaurant… kidding, actually the Ophelia is fairly priced.

Restaurant Ophelia
Brand SLH
Chef Dirk Hoberg
Michelin Two Stars
Gault&Millau 18/20 / 3 Hats
Verdict It was a great experience on the terrace of the Ophelia. We were blessed with amazing weather and fitting food on the plate. The local touch was also visible in the corresponding wine journey and the stops of that journey were well chosen. Everything was up to the expected standards. I say, if not for Lake Constance and the old town, at least stop for dining at the Ophelia.
CT Points 95

Find a review of the Hotel Riva soon on this blog!

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