|The Restaurant Mühle-Allschwil was the venue for the BRA North-West Region’s Spring Luncheon on Friday 15th April.
This imposing historical Sundgauer timbered house was built in the 17th Century, and is located near the Dorf Centrum of Allschwil some 5 km from Basel city centre. The building has a checkered history of ownership but was taken over by the municipality in 1978 and declared a listed building at that time. In 2012 the building was sold and been extensively refurbished as a restaurant to provide gourmet dining in a truly historical environment.
The Milling Room boasts the original milling equipment and, with its mill-wheel, forms the main restaurant. Water from a Mill Lade (narrow water channel) powers the mill wheel and indeed all of the milling machinery is still functional and the whole system is operated on special occasions. There are two other tastefully appointed historic rooms suitable for banqueting with a number of seminar rooms on the top floor.
Unfortunately, our group was too large to be accommodated in the Milling Room Restaurant but the combined Mähl und Korn Stube provided an equally enjoyable environment.
Our visit provided members and guests with the opportunity to experience an exceptionally high quality luncheon served by attentive and courteous staff in the grandeur of this historic setting. Indeed, in my opinion lunch must rate among one of the best in recent times. The quality of the food was excellent; it was served efficiently and of generous proportions.Our thanks go to Angela Meier-Jones & Alan Chalmers for organizing the event and for their superb choice of venue. To Christine & Pierre Mergel and the staff of the Restaurant Mühle-Allschwil, thank you for a most enjoyable luncheon experience.We should strive to identify other hidden ‘culinary pearls’ for future events.
David M. Love