Friday, March 12, 2010
It's with great sadness that we announce the death of our friend and colleague, Jürgen Möller, after a long illness.
Jürgen was well-known in Fez as a bon viveur, gourmet, raconteur of note and superb host.
He and his wife Pauline started Riad Lune et Soleil some years ago, and it has become one of the medina's favourite and most successful guesthouses. Jürgen had a talent for befriending all the visitors who stayed at the Riad and beguiling them with tales of his beloved Fez. He was a wonderful chef and trained his staff admirably. He and Pauline were often to be found at the Central Market early in the mornings, choosing the best possible fish and the freshest vegetables.
From an early age, Jürgen was an avid collector, particularly of Moroccan carpets, coins and postcards. The Riad - and their home - is artistically decorated with all sorts of interesting objets. He had a great eye for a beautiful piece of furniture, an interesting kitchen gadget or a rusty old lock.
Our condolences to Pauline, his son and daughter by his first marriage, his sons Benjamin and Thomas, and his grandchild.
Happy evenings around the Spanish table in the leafy courtyard at Riad Lune et Soleil will be remembered by many, and Jürgen will be greatly missed.