Adler – Flying high

View from Adler Hurden
View from Adler Hurden

Hurden – This bijou called “Adler” (eagle) is located directly on lake zurich between Rapperswil and Pfäffikon. For my mother’s birthday we wanted to have lunch at a special place and therefore chose the restaurant Adler. At lunchtime you can choose a menu of 2 – 4 courses (complete menu CHF 95) or a la carte from the main menu.
The food is really exceptionally good. The service is highly professional and friendly. We had my mother’s Viszla dog with us and she immediately got a bowl of water too.

Markus Gass – the chef – and his wife are very welcoming hosts and make sure every wish is read from their guest’s eyes.
The location (in summer under the shady trees) directly at the lake with a view of the Glarner Alps can hardly be topped. The numerous quacking ducks act as a background sound.

If you plan a visit, reserve your table, especially for summer evenings outside.

www.adler-hurden.ch

Seerose – Waterfront classic in Zurich

Zurich –  The restaurant Seerose a little outside the city of Zurich is a classic. I think it has one of the most beautiful terraces, built directly on the water. Even in winter you have a wonderful atmosphere with a view of Lake Zurich and the Alps in the distance. The food and the wines are always pretty good. If you want to come with your own boat, it has some moorings. The maneuver should have been practiced, because you have some viewers with you.
Definitely book ahead!

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

 

Capolinea – Another good Italian in Pfaeffikon

Pfaeffikon – Is there enough space for another Italian restaurant in Pfaeffikon? Some days ago I went with my friend for a casual dinner to Capolinea. The place was reopened (totally redone interior etc.) about 4 months ago.

The food was excellent and what you expect from an Italian restaurant: Nice apero platter with different meats and cheese, wonderful pasta dishes but also some local fish.

Prices are fair and I will definitively go again.

www.capolinea-restaurant.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

 

Da Franco – Penne, penne, penne, penne, penne and great Gnocchi!

Pfaeffikon SZ – If you live in Switzerland you may have seen the TV show of gourmet chef Daniel “Bumann – Der Restauranttester” where he visits restaurants and helps them to become successful (again).

Da Franco never had a problem with the quality of the food but the owner changed due to circumstances and when Franco and his Lucia finally came back nobody really knew. After the TV show Franco’s tables are full again and people enjoy the authentic Italian kitchen.

The atmosphere is simple but you really should try the Gnocchi and the Pizza dello chef.

No own website

Siam Asia Shop – Smile included

Wädenswil – Last week, I wasn’t in the mood to cook something for lunch. I haven’t had Asian food for ages and so I thought I’ll go again to Poo’s Siam Asia Shop for something to take home. You can do take away with daily changing menus or sit down for lunch or an early dinner and choose something à la carte.There are some 20 seats inside and some outside on the little terrace. If you want to cook for yourself, they even have a small Asian grocery selection.

Poo, in front of her Siam Asia Shop

If you are looking for a special catering, Poo and her staff do this as well. I was lucky and experienced it already many times and everything was just delicious and the guests always excited.

www.siamasiashop.ch

Obstgarten – Reopened

Freienbach – In autumn 2014, Fredi Bloch moved from his former restaurant  “Seeli” to this new location more or less to the other side of the street. The plates contain a lot of local fish are famous and we liked it already in Seeli. By the way, restaurant Seeli just reopened after some building works just 1 week ago and I am excited to visit it as well.

So, if you like fish in a traditional cozy house (frame /timbered house) then you should not wait to visit!

www.obstgarten.ch