Restaurant David – Breathing New Life in this Season of Rebirth

On a chilly Spring evening I met with András Kalmár and his wife Annett Kalmár-Seer and her brother Dávid Seer. They kindly invited me to their family owned and operated restaurant. Restaurant David, named after Dávid Seer who is the manager, is located in the picturesque alpine victorian, Wirtshaus Wendelstein right downtown in Schliersee. On that evening they were having a “Hungarian Evening” with a live violinist which was the perfect backdrop to our meeting to talk about all the new and exciting changes happening at Restaurant David this spring.


They are celebrating their 2nd anniversary on the 20th of May 2017, the owners decided to bring in a very talented new Hungarian Chef and with his new vision, create a completely new and very special menu. As of now they are planning to unveil this new menu in May. Chef Robert Lábodi, who went into the culinary arts after his sport career ended due to injury and his passion for food drove him to study to be a Chef and he was trained at the prestigious Bocuse d’Or in Paris. Chef Robert Lábodi will be moving to Schliersee end of April.

Chef Robert is bringing with him a fusion of techniques from traditional to modern gastronomy.  He wants to blend the best of the worlds cuisine.  He mentioned techniques like Sous Vide which is a French method of cooking which has become very popular in this time of finding ways to eat healthier.  Sous Vide is a method of cooking in which food is sealed in a vacuum-sealed plastic pouch then placed in a water bath and can be used for meat and vegetables. The intent is to cook the item evenly, ensuring that the inside is properly cooked without overcooking the outside. This method really retains the moisture in the food keeping things juicy and delicious.

He is also a sponsor for the use of silicon food forms to create unique and unusual ways to create appetizers. These forms would be used to shape exotic grains like couscous or vegetables into shapes which can later be filled with sauces. Adding a touch of architecture to their finished plates.

After visiting Schliersee from Budapest they fell in love with the beauty and serenity Schliersee and have worked hard to bring international flavors to our alpine lakeside community. They advertise extensively to encourage a substantial amount of tourism from Hungary and around the world.


If you haven’t tried Restaurant David yet, drop by and give their new menu a try and welcome Chef Robert to his new home in Schliersee.

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Laura Boston-Thek

American artist, photographer and professional wanderer who, after 20 years of roaming, put down roots in a 100 year old Bavarian farmhouse and fell in love with the Alpine village and its residents (both 2-legged and 4-legged).