Chez Vrony – A safe value since years

Zermatt – A wonderful sunny day in the mountains, perfect weather for skiing. What more can you ask for than a terrace with Matterhorn view! But – there is more: Chez Vrony is a true value since years. The staff, especially Vrony and Max are always so friendly and welcoming and although the queue can be long if you have no reservation.

If you managed to get a table you will start with the nicest roggenbrot (rye bread). This time we had the raclette, accompanied by fig sauce and strawberries, very yummy. I had the Vrony salad with chicken breast, also very well and not too heavy. Because I know from earlier years, they serve one of the Worlds best apple pie, I just needed to have it. Like this, our lunch was perfectly rounded up. By the way, also Chez Vrony’s interior design is all from Heinz Julen.

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www.chezvrony.ch

Le Gitan

Zermatt – Le Gitan is one of the classics in Zermatt. It is cozy with its white walls that have holes, little corners and a wood fired grill in the restaurant. It reminds me a little on the style of the 70ies as well as the art shown at the walls with “Picasso eating a fish” or the hippie girls photographed in black and white by Helmut Newton.

The restaurants specialty is the gipsy skewer. The tender beef is marinated in a tasty and bit spicy sauce and comes just as it needs to be – crispy on the outside and red on the inside accompanied by a yummy potatoe gratin. The dessert of rhubarb and strawberries could have left out. All in all a very nice evening and friendly service.

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www.legitan.ch

After 7 in Backstage

Zermatt – On our first night in Zermatt we booked a table in the restaurant of the Backstage hotel. The restaurant kitchen is managed temporarly by Ivo Adam (www.seven-ascona.ch).

The hotel and restaurant was opened only in 2011 and designed by Heinz Julen, the renewed Swiss designer (www.heinzjulen.com).

No need to mention that the design of the whole house ist just stunning with the known combination of industrial and wooden material. The biggest chandelier is in the welcome area of the restaurant, including champagne glasses, violins, saxophones and even a mirror ball.

The food was just excellent and also the service. Specially to mention the sourdough bread that was baken at the table in a heated stone. After 30 very long minutes of waiting, we ate this fresh bread with different dips, oil and salt. We chose the menu with different wines offered and were amazed.

Although we paid a fortune for the evening I would recommend the visit (if Ivo comes back to Zermatt next winter).

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www.backstagehotel.ch

Zum See

Zermatt – Finally back in Zermatt and back at the Zum See restaurant!

Since i discovered this restaurant 6 years ago it is a MUST to visit at least twice per stay.

The restaurant is located on rhe ski piste just below Furi, and also accessible by foot in about 25 mins from Zermatt. It has approx. 50 seats inside and also a nice terrace outside with partial view of the Matterhorn. If you got time, have a look at the kitchen…a wonder how they can prepare all these dishes out of this tiny room.

Today we tried the fish soup – which was just delicious with a bit of fish, a bit of mussels scented with saffron. After that, we had the pan fried liver with roeschti and of course the legendary milken (sweetbread) on asparagus. I believe, everyone ever said “I dont like that” would at least be surprised how good it tastes, if not after all starting to love it. It was crispy on the outside and very tender inside. Accompanied by a fruity Heida (regional white wine) this meal is perfectly finished.

Awwww no, not yet…. there is the famous cremeschnitte for dessert! A pastry filled with cream: it feels light like in heaven. Thank god the slope is almost finished and the way home just enough to help digest a little.

For me one of the best restaurants and of course the best in Zermatt.

http://www.zumsee.ch/

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