Falstaff Innkeeper of the year 2021
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«HE WHO WANTS TO EAT WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING THE ART OF COOKING CANNOT REASONABLY JUDGE THE DISHES THAT ARE SERVED.»
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PLATON 428 BC – 348 BC<

Tobias Funke, star chef with Gault Millau points, Executive Chef and Managing Director of the «Gasthaus zur Fernsicht» in Heiden AR, makes Heiden a real culinary hotspot in the region. Under his leadership, however, there is not only gourmet gastronomy offered but also a restaurant with traditional «Swiss Alpine Food», a bar with a cigar lounge, a café in the village or in winter a fondue chalet and an ice rink in the middle of the village with breathtaking views of Lake Constance.

„Cooking is intuition and creativity, but also skill and experience,» Tobias Funke is convinced. Nevertheless, he says: „Cooking doesn’t have to be that difficult!“ and offers cooking courses for small groups. „Of course, the courses can be customised individually. I will not only show you the basics of cooking, but also let you into my personal recipes and my cooking philosophy,“ says Tobias Funke.

Cauliflower and buanciale

Piedmont hazelnut
Amazake

Stinging Nettle

Kohlrabi
Buttermilk

Cauliflower and buanciale

Piedmont hazelnut
Amazake

Stinging Nettle

Kohlrabi
Buttermilk

Sea Bass Ike Jime

Peas
Grapefruit

Summer Buck

Fir tips
Sandwich with giblets
Onion stick

Summer Buck

Fir tips
Sandwich with giblets
Onion stick

Sea Bass Ike Jime

Peas
Grapefruit

Carabinero

Fermented asparagus
Caramelized butter sauce

Milk chocolate

Raspberry
Hot pepper

Carabinero

Fermented asparagus
Caramelized butter sauce

Milk chocolate

Raspberry
Hot pepper

Workplaces

Incantare

If you enter the with two Guide Michelin stars awarded temple of deliciousness, you will be enchanted. For this experience, Tobias Funke and his team are constantly creating new compositions using international, specifically selected or cultivated products. The Incantare ranks 18th among the best restaurants in Switzerland and 394th among the best restaurants worldwide.

Swiss Alpine

All dishes are created by Tobias Funke and his team and cooked with fresh, exquisite ingredients. All menus are produced with Swiss products only and are characterised by two typical features: Full flavour and that little something extra.

Fernsicht Bar

A cosy meeting place with breathtaking views in the midst of the beautiful gardens of the «Gasthaus zur Fernsicht». Here you may begin an evening full of culinary adventures or round off a perfect dinner with numerous taste experiences for your palate. Along with our extensive selection of drinks, you may also enjoy a range of light snacks. Or treat yourself to a cigar from our ample assortment.

Fondue Chalet

By twos, with friends, with your family: Get spoiled with culinary delights and enjoy the special atmosphere of the fondue chalet in Heiden. Whether you are planning a business event, birthday party or Christmas celebration, there are a lot of things possible in the wooden chalet.

The newspaper «Sonntagszeitung» wrote: „… presumably the best fondue chalet in Switzerland.“

Ice Rink Heiden

We will not be operating our ice rink in the 2022/23 season due to the power shortage. Conducting our ice skating operations would be a wrong signal in the current situation. Let’s stick together and solve this challenge together as well.

However, we will not let you take away curling on the Fernsicht property. The curling rinks are operated without electricity on artificial ice. Come by for a glass of mulled wine or fresh chestnuts.

Tobias Funke Meine Gondel Mietgondeln

My Gondola

Surprise your guests very special!
Set decorative accents, indoors or outdoors. At home in the garden, or in front of your company. Create an unforgettable highlight at your event and spoil your guests in their own gondola or in a small gondola landscape. However or wherever you use the gondolas, you will certainly create lasting memories for your guests.

Media

From spark to fire

A beetroot gets three days of attention with him, he restored his fondue gondolas himself, during the corona crisis he helped the hospital, and Tobias Funke even gets involved in the restaurant playlist.

Tobias Funke is one of the first chefs to receive a green star. What does he do differently?

Guide Michelin awards green star for particularly sustainable restaurants – a visit at award-winning star chef Tobias Funke

Kitchen poetry meets Turm Kaffee: Almond base with mocha cream

Tobias Funke, two stars chef, executive chef and manager at the «Gasthaus zur Fernsicht» in Heiden AR, has created a special poem for us. The poetry is not created with words but with exquisite ingredients, flair, creativity and skill.

Ten chalets and a lot of tinkering

The pop-up hotel «zur Fernsicht» in Heiden is a success story. The project was carried out by event manager Pius Angehrn and star chef Tobias Funke

Incantare - international class in Heiden

Only a few top restaurants offer such a magnificent panoramic view as the Incantare in the Gasthaus zur Fernsicht in Heiden. And yet you can hardly take your eyes off your plate.

Star chef Tobias Funke invites you to the PopUp hotel

Pop-up hotels have established themselves in the modern hotel industry. Now Fernsicht in Heiden AR has expanded the successful overnight concept on its own. The man pulling the strings is (of course) jack-of-all-trades, chef and managing director Tobias Funke.

Tobias Funke: "The Green Egg is that versatile!"

Chili con carne, tacos & fish: Fernsicht Chef Tobias Funke shows what you can use the Big Green Egg for.

Restaurant Ranglisten Podcast #48

Interview with Tobias Funke, two-star chef and entrepreneur, Restaurant Incantare Hotel «Zur Fernsicht» in Heiden

Green Star for the Swiss Alpine

The MICHELIN Green Star: a symbol for restaurants that are committed to sustainable work. The Swiss Alpine has received it!.

Tobias Funke - Innkeeper of the year

Within a short time Tobias Funke has made a national pilgrimage site for culinary fanatics from the «Fernsicht». In and around the as a historic monument Manufacturer’s villa in Heiden, the whole year round the house rocks.

Top sommelier for Tobias Funke's "Fernsicht

A REASON TO CELEBRATE. Tobias Funke makes a very satisfied face this morning. The managing director and executive chef of the «Fernsicht» in Heiden with a fantastic view over Lake Constance, has every reason to be satisfied.

Tobias Funke Shines on Top of Monte Generoso

Not many six-course dinners start with a forty minute climb up to the top of a 1600m mountain.

Tobias Funke in the land where Koa flows

The Fernsicht chef is excited about the sweet-sourish Koa-Juice. So he travels to Ghana to the cocoa farmers.

Tobias Funke: "Help where help is needed!"

No guests, no sales. But the two-star chef does not bury his head in the sand. He trains his team and offers his help to homes and hospitals.

Tobias Funke and the "Barefoot-Baker"

Werner Kast is a Legend! And Fernsicht chef de cuisine Funke is one of his customers. But for this time Funke helps a lot with kneading dough.

A magic stone and seven other courses that had a lot to offer

A few years ago, a restaurant was built high above Lake Constance, which was a blessing for Eastern Switzerland: the “Gasthaus zum Fernsicht”.

On the Track of the Alpine Cheese Fondue

Tobias Funke wants to know where his products come from. So, he goes up to the alp to watch how cheese is made.

Funke, Sgier, Rufibach & Gass in Ireland

FUNKE’S LOVE FOR IRELAND. Top chef Tobias Funke (large picture, second from the left) knows what he is talking about. He is staying in Ireland for the fourth time already, visiting local farmers to get an idea of the sustainable breeding methods.

Funke’s Vision: Guests, Producers, Chefs

Gault&Millau LIFE & STYLE: Under the leadership Tobias Funke, the «Fernsicht» in Heiden is becoming more and more the culinary hotspot of the region.

«Fernsicht»: Funke, Ike Jime & Pop-up-Hotel

Gault&Millau Star Chefs: Off we go to Appenzell! Tobias Funke lets the «Fernsicht» sparkle. Spend the night in the design pop-up hotel.

Funke Goes Under Water!

Gault&Millau Star Chefs: Tobias Funke is heading under water. Blue sky, ice-cold water – in Norway, Tobias Funke, manager of the «Fernsicht», dives for scallops himself.

Tobias Funke ist der «Chef de Grill»

Gault&Millau Star Chefs: The star chef from the «Fernsicht» swears on Second Cuts and explains what is important when barbecuing.

«The Outside Skirt Was a Discovery»

Gault&Millau Star Chefs: May we disturb you for a moment? Calling an executive chef. Today: Tobias Funke, 16 points, «Fernsicht» Heiden.

Restaurant of the Week: Incantare

Falstaff: In the restaurant «Incantare» in Heiden, every product is chosen, prepared and venturously combined with utmost care.

Cooking courses

Cooking is intuitive power and creativity, but also skills and experience. Come and enjoy first-hand tips and tricks in the unique atmosphere of a professional kitchen.

Procedure

Menu planning and preparation with shopping tips
Evaluation and quality control of purchased products.
Preparation of 4 course menu.

Content & price

Welcome aperitif and getting in touch
Creation and cooking of a 4 course menu
Time for questions and answers
Recipes & apron
Enjoyment of the prepared menu including drinks

Dates

All course dates 2023 are online in the webshop

Time

* from 10 a.m. to approx. 3.30 p.m.
* maximum 8 participants

Accompanying person

You would like to spoil a special person? Gladly. Book a menu & drinks for your companion.

Events

Cooking Courses with Star Chef Tobias Funke

Cooking Courses with Star Chef Tobias Funke

„Cooking is intuition and creativity, but also skill and experience. Profit from first-hand tips and tricks in the unique atmosphere of a professional kitchen. Course Planning and preparation of the menu with shopping tips Assessment and quality control of the...

From Basel to Strasbourg with Tobias Funke

From Basel to Strasbourg with Tobias Funke

With Tobias Funke, an interesting personality is at the stove that evening. He combines 2 Michelin stars and 17 Gault Millau points in the restaurant Incantare of the Gasthaus zur Fernsicht in Heiden. You will learn a lot about the star and point chef, because there...

We are there

We are there

At the ST. MORITZ GOURMET FESTIVAL For more than a quarter of a century, the St. Moritz Gourmet Festival has brought together selected stars and icons from the kitchens of the world in the Oberengadin. During nine days, exciting guest chefs and the award-winning chefs...

Consulting
Tobias Funke loves to share his knowledge. Therefore, it’s not surprising to find him on speaker stages of well-known institutions more and more or in consulting other companies. Find some examples below.
Schweiz Tourismus
«my Switzerland» Ferientag KKL Luzern
 Topic: Future, Trends, Pop-Up Projects
Ompex
CEO Pascal Vautier invites to a discussion about «Energy and Food»
Topic: Energy und sustainability in fine dining
National Library Bern
125th anniversary
Topic: The past, the present and the future
Would you like to book Tobias Funke for your own event (in german only)?  Inquire without obligation.
Vacancies

Your heart beats for gastronomy at the highest level? Creating unforgettable moments for guests is your passion?

Then become a part of our extraordinary success story and apply with us.

 

Contact
If you have any questions, suggestions or wish to contact me for any other reason, please do not hesitate to send a message!

Contact
If you have any questions, suggestions or wish to contact me for any other reason, please do not hesitate to send a message!

Vacancies

Your heart beats for gastronomy at the highest level? Creating unforgettable moments for guests is your passion?

Then become a part of our extraordinary success story and apply with us.