Gamper – simply good

Zurich – Simply good means, the chef of the gamper restaurant uses very good local and seasonal products. This 5-course surprise menu also makes it easier for the non-fussy eater: you can immediately enjoy the aperitif and do not waste time studying the menu.

The menu costs 83 CHF and you can order wine by the glass, if you prefer to taste several wines.

That evening, I was most excited about the second course. It consisted of blue mashed potato, in the middle lay a “1-hour egg” which was topped by sweet potato froth, simply delicious. But also all the other dishes that came out of the kitchen were absolutely my taste: Leek terrine with mushrooms, salsify with truffel, pig neck with sauerkraut (probably one of the best I ever had) and a dessert (you can choose between cheese or something sweet).

This time I will not say, that you have to reserve, because you can not reserve. So it’s best to come around 7pm or again at around 9pm to get a table.

http://gamper-restaurant.ch/

Josef – Tapas style dinner

Zurich – Josef has been a good address for good food for many years. It was an evening with my siblings were I was looking for a restaurant that match all type of “gusto” and something not too posh. What also kept me from visiting were the two shifts in the evening. I found out that this concept does not apply during the week. So the table was reserved on a Tuesday, as it was a warm and sunny day, we could even sit outside on the small terrace. The food is still very good as I remembered it.

I was so excited about the evening that three weeks later I reserved a table there again.

http://josef.ch/

 

 

Zum See – gourmet deja vu in the Alps

Zermatt – This restaurant is probably the one I have eaten most when in Zermatt. Also it is really one of my favourites in the World.

Zum See Zermatt

Why? First class view with the Matterhorn, best tuna carpaccio, best sweetbread with salad or pasta and biggest and best “Cremeschnitte” (see pic) in the world.

Book your table in advance! You reach the little restaurant either directly from the slopes or after a short hike up the hill from Zermatt (about 40 minutes). It is great in Summer and Winter time but check opening times.

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Zum See

Findlerhof – Finally back

Zermatt – After quite some time we were finally back for a lunch at Findlerhof. I have already written about this great place but is worth to write a second post in minimum.

Findlerhof Zermatt

The view is just great from up there and the food tastes equally.

I had probably the best lunch in a month…or half a year? The beef fillet “Rossini” includes everything I really like: the beef was absolutely tender and juicy, topped with a piece of goose liver and sprinkled with black truffle. I ordered the tagliatelle with saffron to accompany and it was a feast. My husband took the veal chop with red pepper and risotto and was happy with it too. Actually we were quite full, but the dessert was just too tempting (see pic below).

Book your table minimum 1 month in advance.

www.findlerhof.ch

Adlerhitta – Aery in Zermatt – 2’200 metres above sea level

Zermatt – I have been many, many times in Zermatt. But this year I first managed to visit restaurant “Adlerhitta” near Chez Vrony and Findlerhof – and the location and view are not less spectacular.

Book your table in advance and enjoy a wide range of good quality and fresh products.

www.adler-hitta.ch

Steigadae – Meat and cheeese on the slopes!

Hochybrig – I love skiing. Last week we drove up to Hochybrig which is a winter sport area very near where we live. The slopes are decent and the weather became just great around lunch time.

I really recommend the food (juicy Iberico and beef as well as Raclette from the charcoal grill) and atmosphere in this rural restaurant next to the chair lift “Hesisbol“. The wine list is also “quite selected”.

But – if you are a strict non smoker, you should not go inside for lunch as it is one of the few restaurants in Switzerland where smoking is still allowed…

www.steigadae.ch

 

Nachtjäger

Zurich – This restaurant was recommended by a friend. When I googled it I found out that it partners with one of my favourite restaurants in Zurich: Cafe Boy.

We were surprised by the inspired and – for us new combinations as octopus with licorice and blood pudding with apples…all very yummy.

The atmosphere is very relaxed and you sit on long wooden tables, sometimes with other people.

Definitively a place I want to go again.

www.nachtjaeger.ch

Quellenhof – Austria in Rapperswil

Rapperswil – A colleague told me about this great Austrian/Swiss restaurant in the centre of Rapperswil.

The atmosphere is very welcoming and cosy as is the entire staff. We chose the house wine “Unplugged” from Hannes Reeh in Austria that is specially filled for the Quellenhof and really tasty.

For food we had Wiener Schnitzel and beef “Périgourdine” with a fantastic truffle crust. I can really recommend both dishes. When we go next time – I hope sooner than later – I think I will have difficulties to choose between these two.

Book early!
www.quellenhofrapperswil.ch