Artist Rolf Sachs presents a new design concept for the Dolder Grand Hotel’s new restaurant: Saltz. Inspired by the new interior, Chef à la Carte Patrick Hetz presents corresponding culinary creations. The Dolder Grand’s new all-day dining restaurant Saltz opened March 8, 2016.
Renowned for creating “emotionalized” works, Sachs draws much of his inspiration from his immediate environment. He moves freely between art and design and is known for surprising audiences – encouraging them to question preconceptions and view objects from a different perspective. For the interior of Saltz, Sachs used elements of the surrounding Swiss landscape and its cultural references as inspiration.
In the 280 sqm restaurant Sachs combines unusual materials such as neon lights, salt, rock and felt in an unexpected way to form artworks and custom made furniture paired with classic chair designs by Eero Saarinen and Jean Prouvé. Ranging from the more theatrical to the cosy, each area conveys a different ambience and character, inviting the diners to respond with their own thoughts and reactions.
Chef à la carte Patrick Hetz creates international cuisine using both typical and, at times, uncommon, locally sourced produce. The Saltz bar will offer guests a number of choices: an aperitif before dinner, a quick, light snack in a comfortable setting, or a lively place for single diners to enjoy a meal overlooking all the activity in the restaurant. The new restaurant of the Dolder Grand, which opened on 7 March 2016, offers two distinct culinary concepts: the Saltz restaurant with Chef à la carte Patrick Hetz and The Restaurant (2 Michelin stars, 18 GaultMillau points) with Chef Fine Dining Heiko Nieder.
Image Credit: Saltz © Nico Schaerer. Courtesy of The Dolder Grand and Artist Rolf Sachs.