Walter Klose has been cooking at the “Gupf” in Rehetobel for 23 years. His understanding of quality has developed with experience. His goal is to create dishes that will never be forgotten.
“Quality”, says Walter Klose, “has constantly changing dimensions. It adapts to the life of a chef, his personality and his guests.” For 23 years, Klose and his wife Manuela have been responsible for nourishing and entertaining those who call in at the “Gupf”, located at an altitude of 1,083 metres. During this period, the idyllic country pub has become a restaurant with 18 Gault-Millau points and one Michelin star.
Naturally, Walter Klose finds that his idea of excellent quality has developed over this long period of his life, and it has also – quite literally – grown to fit the available resources and the surrounding environment. By this, the likeable chef with Bavarian roots is referring to his own farm, which belongs to the “Gupf” and where pigs and cattle are reared. “With the expansion of the farm, my understanding of meat quality has also increased. And once you achieve a certain level of quality, you never want to go back”, says Klose. Put simply, this means that meat that does not come from their own farm has a hard time in comparison with “Gupf”-quality meat.