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Franco Körperich

Title: Franco Körperich: a culinary journey of passion and innovation

Franco Körperich has an impressive story in which he transforms from an apprentice in Nuremberg to the proprietor of Gasthaus Löwen in Menzingen. Franco has an unwavering dedication to his craft by committing to quality, locally sourced ingredients, and his innovative fusion of classic French cuisine with Far East influences.

Gasthaus Löwen

Menzingen, Switzerland
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Welcome to Gasthaus Löwen in Menzingen, the oldest and most renowned culinary establishment in the Canton of Zug. Owned and operated by Franco Körperich and his wife Tanja, this charming inn has been serving exceptional cuisine and warm hospitality for decades. At this restaurant you will find tradition combined with creativity, making Gasthaus Löwen the culinary destination in Menzingen.

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A journey of culinary excellence and growth

Franco Körperich's culinary journey began with an apprenticeship at a renowned restaurant in the German city of Nürnberg. Driven by a thirst for knowledge, he made his way to Switzerland, where he improved his skills under the guidance of master chefs, pushing him towards his dream of owning his own establishment.

Gasthaus Löwen: the realization of a dream

At Gasthaus Löwen, Franco's dream came true, and his culinary artistry found its canvas. With boundless passion, he crafted a menu that embraces the classic French cuisine he adores while creatively incorporating captivating Far East influences.

A commitment to quality and local sourcing

It’s all about quality in Franco's culinary philosophy. He tirelessly seeks the finest ingredients, often sourcing them from local suppliers, ensuring that each dish is a masterpiece of taste and presentation.

The fusion of tradition and innovation

Franco Körperich's culinary creations are a harmonious fusion of tradition and originality. Drawing inspiration from classic French techniques, he skilfully integrates captivating Far Eastern flavours and textures into his dishes, leaving guests amazed and delighted.