Eva Presenhuber

Courtesy Galerie Eva Presenhuber.

Gianni Jetzer

Courtesy of Gianni Jetzer.

Izabela Depczyk

Courtesy of Izabela Depczyk.

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Basel Insiders Tips: Eva Presenhuber, Gianni Jetzer, and Izabela Depczyk

For this roundup of insider tips, Whitewaller turned to Izabela Depczyk, founder and Co-CEO of The Native SA; Eva Presenhuber, owner of Eva Presenhuber Gallery; and Curator of Art Basel Unlimited, Gianni Jetzer.

EVA PRESENHUBER

WHERE TO EAT AND SIP
For dinner, the Restaurant Kunsthalle with its fantastic Panton hall and beautiful courtyard, as well as Chez Donati and Brasserie Les Trois Rois.

WHERE TO SEE ART
The Fondation Beyeler in Riehen and the Kunstmuseum Basel. The Kunsthalle Basel and, of course, the Schaulager, with its unique architecture by Herzog and de Meuron.

WHERE TO HAVE FUN AND RELAX
The shore of the River Rhine with its many pop-up refreshment stands, so-called buvettes, is wonderful place to relax and have a drink with friends.

 

IZABELA DEPCZYK

WHERE TO EAT AND SIP
Restaurant Matisse is one of my latest discoveries, with all sorts of herbs as the pinnacle of each dish. For a quick vegetarian or vegan meal, I like to go to Tibits. For an after-work glass of wine or local beer, I recommend Volkshaus (especially their beer garden in the summer). Consum Basel is one of my favorite wine bars, located in the beautiful old town.

WHERE TO SEE ART
The Kunstmuseum and Fondation Beyeler are a must. For design lovers, I highly recommend the Vitra Museum, which is just outside of Basel.

WHERE TO HAVE FUN AND RELAX
I’m a resident of Zürich, so to relax I would recommend going just there (under an hour train ride from Basel). The Zürich lake in the heart of the city, among snow-capped mountains, is especially fun in the summer—you can rent small boats or go swimming. For a dinner with a breathtaking view, I recommend the Dolder Grand.

 

GIANNI JETZER

WHERE TO EAT AND SIP
There is a Bakery Jetzer in Basel (I am not related to with the owner) that has an amazing brunch on Sunday.

WHERE TO SEE ART
The work of Sam Gilliam, a great artist from Washington, D.C., at the Kunstmuseum.

WHERE TO HAVE FUN AND RELAX
Waterskiing on the Rhine is ecologically a guilty pleasure. Regenerate afterward with drinks at Renée.

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