Laurent Eperon is the highly acclaimed head chef of Zurich-based, Le Pavillon, Baur au Lac’s recently refurbished restaurant. Using his extensive knowledge of classic cooking, he creates an artful combination of traditonal ingredients and flavours, with creative and innovative approaches.Eperons’ style has been described asa 21st century interpretation of classic haute cuisineand he, along with ateam of 9,strive to deliver an extraordinary culinary experience.With over 17 years of experience within Baur au Lac, Eperon expertly delivers a award-winning cusine in a relaxed space. With its fresh and modern cuisine, and a environment that effortlessly fuses contemporary and classic style, it’s no surprise that Le Pavillon has maintained its Michelin star for another year.

Eperon claims that: “Being awarded a Michelin star is an incredible honor for our team. Maintaining the high standards involved and inspiring our guests with new creations each time they visit the Pavillion are both my biggest challenge and greatest motivation.”


FOURQuestions with Laurent

Describe your culinary philosophy in 4 words.

Have respect for the products,Always look ahead,Transfer know-how,Joy!


What is your greatest inspiration?

Travelling in a cosmopolitan manner around the world (Madagascar, Peru, Singapore and New Zealand).


If you could take a plane ride to any restaurant in the world, just for one meal, where would you go?

To my mentor Pierre Gagnaire at Hotel Balzac, Paris.


What four things would you take to a desert island?

My wife,Music,Bed,Books


  • 1 Michelin Star (2016 and 2017)
  • 18 GaultMillau points (2017 / +1 from 2016)
  • Awarded ‘Aufsteiger des Jahres 2017’ / Up and coming Chef of the Year 2017
Le Pavillon

Baur au Lac

Talstrasse 1

8001 Zurich


+ 41 44 220 50 22