Enjoy a journey par excellence, which combines a gourmet & wine experience with a train journey.
Get on the train in Brig at 11 am and enjoy a day of culinary delights. During the journey from Brig to Disentis and back, you will be pampered with an 8-course gourmet menu by the star chef Norbert Schwery. The menu is accompanied by the finest wines from the Valais winery Varonier, Varen. With each course we will serve you a wine to match the dish. Arriving in Disentis, you will proceed to the Benedictine monastery, where you can enjoy a concert of the chamber music ensemble "Ars Amata". Exclusively for you Elisabeth Weber-Erb, violin / Rudolf Weber, viola and Florian Arnicans, violoncello, will play two movements by Beethoven (2021 was Beethoven's anniversary year) and something classical-modern by E. v. Dohnany. On the way back, the culinary tour continues until you arrive back in Brig shortly before 7 pm.
More information about exquisite travel & tastes
We recommend you make a timely reservation for this journey Exquisite travel & tastes: Phone number Rail Center +41 (0)848 642 442 or Email email@example.com.
COVID certificate requirement from 13.09.2021
The Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn is following the guidelines set out in the public transport safety concept and the measures outlined for tourist traffic and gastronomy. We are therefore obliged to adhere to the new regulations adopted by the Federal Council on 8 September 2021 regarding an extension of the certificate requirement.
As a result, as of 13 September 2021, all passengers aged 16 and over must present a valid COVID certificate before starting their journey on the experience journey. The certificate documents a COVID vaccination, recovery from the illness or a negative test result. A test result without a certificate is not sufficient.
For travelers outside the EU/EFTA Countries, a COVID vaccination certificate together with a passport is aslo accepted. The vaccine must be approved by the Federal Office of Public Health FOPH.
Certificates are checked by our employees before passengers embark. In order to help us carry out the checks as quickly as possible, please have your certificate and some form of ID ready when the train arrives.
For the latest safety information and travel regulations, we also advise you to consult the websites of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH), the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), the regulations given by your home country and/or the WHO.
Let Norbert Schwery, a former member of the Swiss National Cookery Team, cook specially for you this year.
Born into an innkeeper's family, it was clear from an early age that Norbert would one day become a chef. Before starting his apprenticeship, he trained as a confectioner in Bern at the Beck Glatz Confiserie. After completing an additional apprenticeship as a chef, he travelled around briefly at home and abroad before he and Irène, his wife, started a family.
As a member of the Swiss National Cookery Team, Norbert Schwery celebrated many successes. Together with the "Rhone Köche", he won a silver medal at the 2004 Culinary Olympics in Erfurt and gold medals at the Igeho 2007 and Zagg 2006.
After successful years as landlord of the Schlosskeller Restaurant in Brig, Norbert Schwery and his wife founded the catering and party service "Gaumenzauber" in 2007, and he now cooks his way through the whole of Oberwallis.
He has even cooked for Federal Councillors: the festive banquet in the Simplon Hall in Brig, which was part of the Federal Council reception for Viola Amherd, was orchestrated by Norbert Schwery. In his own TV programme on TV Oberwallis, Norbert Schwery whisked viewers away to a world of culinary magic. With recipes for ‘Valaisan Choscht’ – local and seasonal dishes – fine festive menus and many other culinary highlights, he always offers plenty of tips and tricks that viewers can easily replicate and cook at home.
So get into the panorama coach - take a seat - and let your palate be enchanted by Norbert Schwery’s magical culinary skills...
Varonier Weine, Varen
The family business was founded on 1 October 1969 as one of the first wineries in the wine village of Varen. With untiring diligence and much love for the vine and the wine, the founder, Caesar Varonier, led his life's work and built it into a successful business. The winery produces quality wines, from fruity grapes, grown on the best situated slopes, golden and aromatically ripened by the influence of the much praised Valais sun. A considerable number of various Valais wines will give you great pleasure thanks to the excellent quality/price ratio.
Impressions Exquisite travel & taste 2019
Star chef Klaus Leuenberger (Erner Garten) cooked for the guests. The Cave Biber winery supplied the wines to go with the gourmet menu. In the monastery church in Disentis, two generations of the Steiner family from Brig enchanted our guests with music and unusual sounds.
Impressions Exquisite travel & taste 2018
Star chef Mario Inderschmitten (Pension Albrun, Binn) cooked a fantastic menu for the guests. The Rhodan Winery supplied the right wines for the gourmet menu and in Disentis URSINA, the Swiss singer-songwriter, enchanted with her voice again this year.