KIN – Kinda Incredibly Nice

Zurich – After the holidays and all the feasting, you’re actually always a little tired of eating out. However, my friend had been telling me about the restaurant KIN for a while, so yesterday I went there with her.
The interior follows the concept of “reduced to the max” with dark colors. The incredibly good food has a wonderful stage to shine (the perfect lighting on the table helps too :-). We opted for the surprise menu and were definitively surprised with dishes that we might not have ordered on the normal menu. My highlights were the marrow bone ravioli and the dessert of pandan leaves ice-cream with pear and chocolate crumble. But try for yourself, definitely make a reservation.

https://www.kin.restaurant/

Beetroot salad (up), carrot laab (below)
"No potato fries" (up left) and something with celery....very yummy but I forgot the name of the dish
Salmon with kale and rice, fermented cucumber
Beef with ravioli filled with bone marrow
Pandam leaves ice cream with pears and chocolat crispies

Mmh Chez Thomas

Zurich – I read about this new restaurant in Zurich in a magazine. It was an ad-like article but somehow it looked very nice and sympathetic that I wanted to try it out.

Then, just before Christmas, I paid a visit to the restaurant. We three ladies were greeted with a glass of champagne on the house. We were spoilt for choice on the menu. I opted for the lamb’s lettuce and cordon rouge – I was not disappointed. My two friends were also very pleased with the Filet Rossini and their fish. I am already looking forward to the next visit.

Reserve a table….and if in Lucerne, look out for the first restaurant “Reussbad Chez Thomas” www.reussbad-luzern.ch

https://www.hardplatz-zuerich.ch/de

BIMI – means delicious food

Zurich – Japanese food is not limited to sushi only and the restaurant Bimi has been spoiling its guests with a variety of non-sushi Japanese delicacies since 2004.

I visited Bimi again yesterday and could not believe that I had never mentioned it in my blog before. My conclusion from last night is that everything was super tasty – as it actually has been every time that I visited the place before. Every dish, from the sardine sushi (first time raw sardines for me) to the grilled eel, the seaweed salad, and the yellowtail collar was equally delicious. I have never knowingly eaten yellowtail fish collar before, which is a cut of the fish that is located above the gills and below the head. It’s cheaper than the fillet but richer in flavour. The yellowtail belongs to the mackerel family and is a rather fatty fish which gives it even more taste. For dessert I treated myself to a matcha sorbet. The sake selection is great too. Or, if you prefer a glass of Franciacorta….it’s all available. A reservation is highly recommended

  • 3 kinds of sake
  • Seaweed salad with wasabi mayo
  • Sushi of sardines
  • Yellowtail collar
  • Menu with the yellowtail collar

La Santa Sete – simple and good

Zurich – a friend suggested this new restaurant (since 2020) in Zurich to me. Sometimes it’s worth trying something new, this time we were rewarded.
The service was most attentive and friendly, the atmosphere is wonderful – you really feel like you’re in Italy – and the food was great. I love brussels sprouts so I was delighted to have the vegetable as a starter with bacon and dates.
For the main course, I chose the tagliatelle and could easily add the sauce that is actually served with the fregola. Simply great, it feels a little like you were having a dinner at your “nonna”‘s kitchen.

Website: https://lasantasete.restaurant/

Some impressions

Ojo de Agua in Zurich

Zurich – As my travel activities are currently restricted due to Corona, I wanted to travel to one of my favourite countries – Argentina – at least for culinary reasons. It has been less than 11 months since my last visit and I miss the good meat and empanadas a lot.
The restaurant “Ojo de Agua” (n “ojo de agua” is a cave or hole – often very deep – in a salt lake. It can be seen in the Argentinean Puna.) has been around for a while in Zurich and is owned by Dieter Meier, one of the founders of the music group YELLOW (The race).
The menu is described very quickly: At noon there is roast beef or tatar and in the evening entrecôte or tatar 🙂 As a starter you can have a mixed plate or empanadas – of course also filled with meat.

We were there at noon and took two empanadas to start and one tartar and a portion of roast beef each. It was really very good (only the tartar was a bit too cold for my taste). I felt transferred to a restaurant in the middle of Buenos Aires old town – just as I wanted to.
I will probably go again soon in the evening and enjoy one of the good argentine red wines with the meat.
It was a coincidence that our visit to the Ojo de Agua coincided with the funeral of the football legend of Diego Maradona “El Pibe de Oro”, as you can see on the front page of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung. Rest in peace Diego.

https://ojodeagua.global/en/restaurants/details/zurich

AuGust in Zurich old town (revisited)

Zurich – Meat restaurant in the heart of Zurich.

It has been an unbelievable 5 years since I was last inAuGust (Blog). Why it took so long, I don’t know. I was longing for a place to have traditional “Metzgete” and then I remembered AuGust. So I made a reservation for my hubby and me. We enjoyed the dinner a lot – it was simply super delicious.
I had blood and liver sausage with sauerkraut and Rösti (hash brown, very crispy on the outside and juicy inside, as it has to be). Hubby chose “Züri Gschnätzlets” (sliced veal and kidneys in cream sauce) with Rösti.
If you’re a meat lover, you absolutely must visit this restaurant in Zurich.
Before or after your visit to the restaurant, it’s worth having a cocktail in the adjacent bar of the Hotel Widder. There is often live piano music.
Make sure to reserve your table.

https://www.widderhotel.com/de/restaurants-bars/boucherie-august

Gattopardo – Mediterranean in Zurich old town

Zurich – A delicious culinary trip to Italy and Spain.

We took the 4 course menu, which is price wise very fair for 98 CHF. As starter we had Pulpo salad, second was pasta with red chicory and ham. For the main course we had a whole sea bass baked in salt coat and for dessert I chose the chocolate tartlet with a warm and liquid centre. The wine cellar is well stocked with good wines from Italy and Spain. Really very worthwhile the visit with personal and friendly service. Reservation necessary.

http://www.ilgattopardo.ch in Hotel Rössli, old town: https://www.hotelroessli.ch/restaurant