This amazing series by the Swiss publisher Opt Art, with text in both English and German, focuses on different regions, showcasing restaurants and chefs through reproductions of their menus and recipes accompanied by remarkably vivid large-format photographs of plated food. The series began in 1997 and was published annually until renowned photographer Bruno Hausch, who led the project, was killed in a mountaineering accident.
The release of each handsome, slipcased, full cloth-bound volume generated much excitement. All volumes have since been sought by collectors who recognized the value of the perspective they provided.
Volume 6: Germany and Switzerland (2002) includes profiles on Dieter Müller and his eponymous restaurant, Christian Bau of Gourmetrestaurant Schloss Berg, Henri Bach and Berthold Bühler of Residence, and Hans Haas of Tantris, all in Germany. From Switzerland: Gerard Rabaey of Le Pont de Brent, Carlo Crisci of Le Cerf, Beat Bolliger of Walserhof, and Roland Johri of Johri’s Talvo.
Fine, unused condition, including the slipcase.