Joseph LEISER / Master Restauranteer
The History of the Restaurant
Jean Dellenbach, a former farmer from Rotenberg purchased the land from Sébastien Ehrhardt's widow, and built house on it.
The house became the property of Jean's son.
On 19 September, the house burned down. The establishment was re-built the same year by Henri Farny. Located opposite a tram station, it became known as the "Farny Restaurant" and found itself the privileged waiting room for a considerable number of tram’s passengers from that point on!
Joseph Sperry became the owner of the premises which he ran for one year before leaving to try his luck in the United States. During his absence, he rented out the establishment to Paul Walbourg, a former Hotel management student who built the Belle-vue hotel 4 years later.
On his return from the United States, Joseph Sperry came back to work at his brasserie.
Following the death of Joseph Sperry, his widow and son sold the property to the Cave Coopérative de Ribeauvillé (a cooperative wine merchant). After a complete transformation, the former brasserie known as the Restaurant du Parc became the Zahnacker restaurant…