FRIBOURG AS SEEN BY…
A “SMALL, BUT MIGHTY CITY”
The Bourg quarter, with its commanding cathedral and, in the background, the Poya bridge.
“Fribourg is a small, but mighty city. It has everything!” More than 30 years since he set foot in the canton’s capital, Frédérik Kondratowicz is “still bewitched” by his adopted city. Originally from Picardy, France, the chef has worked in Paris and Auvergne. In 2006, he took over the now legendary Hôtel de Ville (16 points and two toques in the Gault&Millau guide). “My first 30 minutes on Fribourg soil was spent on the restaurant’s veranda, with its amazing view over the historic Old Town and the cliffs. So, you can say that I’m back where I started!” However, before coming full circle, the chef, whose reputation extends far beyond the canton’s boundaries, managed two of Fribourg’s other fine-dining restaurants: L’Aigle Noir and l’Auberge de Zaehringen. For Kondratowicz, his much-loved Bourg district “perfectly encapsulates Fribourg: resolutely urban yet surrounded by a virtually untouched natural landscape.” In his spare time, the culinarian takes full advantage of the countryside which is right on his door step, enjoying a spot of horse riding along the “magical and energising” bridle paths of Pierrafortscha.
Frédérik Kondratowicz's favourites ❤ : see photographs below