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6. April 2014: Restaurant Rico’s Kunststuben

| April 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Frankly, my second visit to Rico’s Kunststuben was definitely another top notch dining experience although not as mind-boggling as my first one. But when you go to the same place a second time your expectations are obviously higher.

The starter, called “Rico‘s Tonnato” consisted of goose liver cubes with a passion fruit jelly” and it was a great start. The goose liver was rich, flavourful and the passion fruit jelly was a nice balance to the fatty taste of liver. The wine chosen to accompany the dish, a “Grüner Veltliner “Der Wein vom Stein“ Neumayer, 2010, Traisental/Austria (CHF 75.00) fit very well – light but aromatic.

The next course was a “Lasagnetta with scallops, shrimps, zucchini and pomegranade” and while the way it was displayed was not entirely persuasive at first I must admit the combination of the scallops with the sweetness of the pomegranade was surprising and interesting.


The main course was “lamb with an asparagus carpaccio and spring morels”. The lamb was perfectly rose and tender and the side elements fit ideally to the lamb which was again re-inforced by the wine, a “Luna Selvatica La Tosa, 2010, Emilia Romagna/Italy” (CHF 105.00).

Last but not least, it was dessert time where “rhubarb with yoghurt mousse and calamansi sorbet and champagne foam”. While the rhubarb was fine but nothing special the calamansi sorbet was mouth-watering and a new taste I have never tried before – an Asian fruit which is a good combination between sour and bitter and sweet. Definitely interesting!


Last but not least, the friandises were served and the one (!) I was able to try was definitely great. What is absolutely not so great is the fact that you are a table of 8 people and you get served 12 friandises – and when you ask for more the waitress is like “sorry, no, we don’t have any extra”. I mean, okay, I get it that you are as the owner of a restaurant which usually probably charges approximately CHF 250.00 or the like per person per evening not so fond of the fact that you provice such a menu for CHF 99.00 per person but still, that is not what I expect of a restaurant with 18 Gault Millau points.


Overall, the dining experience at Rico’s Kunststuben is still a great experience. The food is absolutely good and from time to time even provides you with a new and surprising element like tihs evening the calamansi I have never tried before but then again to achieve the surprising effect becomes obviously more and more difficult with time! However, the place has its very own atmosphere which is not entirely to my liking but the service is overall quite fine and the prie in the framework of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs is aboslutely good! So, overall, Rico’s Kunststuben is still very recommendable!


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Contact Details:

Restaurant Rico’s Kunststuben

Seestrasse 160

8700 Küsnacht (CH)

Tel.: +41 44 910 07 15

E-Mail: rico@kunststuben.com

Homepage: http://kunststuben.com

About the Author:

I started the blog in October 2009, while living in Milan which I definitely consider to be one of the food capitals of the world. I was in touch with food since my early childhood (as my father is a former chef). Whenever I can, I travel the world to discover new places, to meet people but mostly to try local dishes and to find hidden gems! If you know a place worth going, please drop a line to: info@thediningexperience.org. Currently, I am a member of the following food-related associations: Chevalier @Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Zurich-Ville; Membre Gourmet Dégustateur @Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Dégustateurs [OMGD]; Gesellschafter @Goldener Fisch and Member @Slowfood Convivium Zurich City.
CHF 170.00 (incl. tip) Filed in: Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, Restaurants, Zürich (CH)

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