perhaps a little bit about myself and the history of Casa Pascal would be of interest to you. I am a Swiss, having Lucerne as my hometown. By the time I was ready to leave school, I knew where my future direction was to be as my interests were dedicated to the more pleasant side of life – eating, traveling, eating, sleeping and eating. I knew I was destined to live and work with food and dining!
I started as an apprentice in the kitchens of the famous Palace Hotel in Lucerne and then to the Geneva Noga Hilton Hotel to become a Sommelier waiter. From there I moved to the bustling kitchen in Switzerland’s best hotel, the Dolder Grand in Zurich. The Ramada Renaissance is also on my resume, and I also gained more experience in private restaurants such as the Zeughauskeller Zurich.
Following my marriage to Kim, we returned to Asia. We spent six years in Hong Kong where I was engaged by the Hotel Conrad International and other similar establishments, one year in Korea as a food consultant and then we left for Thailand, where I was the executive chef at Pattaya’s Dusit Resort before branching out on my own.
We always had the dream of building a very special restaurant. One with an ambience like no other. A restaurant where I could let my creative nature produce fine dining cuisine for those people, like yourself, who appreciate the finer things in life. You don’t have to be a gourmet to appreciate my food – but it helps get the maximum enjoyment from it!
So Casa Pascal was conceived and designed literally from the ground up. This really is a restaurant like no other, as everything you see was custom made. I personally designed the interior décor, and had a hand in everything from the crystal glasses, table ware, chairs, furniture and even the linen.
The name Casa Pascal stands for “House of Pascal”. Please remember you are always welcome at my house.
We opened on Saturday, March 17, 2001 and the food and wine critic from the local gourmet guide wrote, “As the newest in the fine dining range, the Dining Out Team could do nothing but give Casa Pascal top marks. The food was excellent, in decent sized portions and the friendly service just capped off what was a memorable evening. Highest recommendation, without a doubt.”
I am proud to say that Casa Pascal has become the venue where you will find those people, like myself, who enjoy the better things in life, be that food, wine or convivial company.
Regards, Pascal Schnyder