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19. February 2015: Restaurant Zunfthaus zur Waag

| April 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

It was time for another Chaîne Event after a long break and this time the topic was “Fürstentum Liechtenstein meeting Vienna”. The amuse bouche were served “à la Waag” which was definitely very pleasurable and fit perfectly with the “Classic Premier Brut, Hofkellerei von Liechtenstein, Weinviertel”. As a starter, a “stuffed bell pepper with tomato sauce” was served which was simple but very aromatic. The two white wines which were served with it were good but a bit boring for my personal gusto. A “Riesling Clos Domaine, 2013, Hofkellerei des Fürsten von Liechtenstein, Weinviertel” and a “Grüner Veltliner Karlsberg, 2013, Hofkellerei des Fürsten von Liechtenstein, Weinviertel”.


Next in line was the “grilled pikeperch filet on wine sauerkraut” which was fine and fit well with the next two wines, a “Grüner Veltliner Nussberg, 2013, Weingut Fritz Wieninger, Wiener Wein” and a “Wiener Gemischter Satz DAC, 2013, Weingut Fritz Wieninger, Wiener Wein”.


The next course was pretty interesting as they were preparing “Wiener Schnitzel” for approximately one hundred people – and as the kitchen was obviously too small, they prepared it on the streets which was quite a unique picture.


The “schnitzel” was served with “medium warm potato cucumber salad and …


… anchovies”. I was very confused as I have never heard that someone uses anchovies while having a Wiener Schnitzel but apparently this is a Swiss thing, I was told. However, the four wines which were served with the schnitzel were again quite okay. A “Zweigelt, Profundo Selektion Karlsberg, 2012, Hofkellerei des Fürsten von Liechtenstein, Weinviertel”, a “Merlot Anberola, Selektion Karlsberg, 2009, Hofkellerei des Fürsten von Liechtenstein, Weinviertel”, as well as two wines from Vienna, a “Wiener Triologie, 2012, Weingut Fritz Wieninger, Wiener Wein”, and a “Danubis Grand Select, 2007, Weingut Fritz Wieninger, Wiener Wein”. Overall, the wines were okay but for me personally not really persuading.


For dessert, a “sweet dumplings and vanilla sauce” was served with a dessert wine from the buffet. The dessert was really tasty but also quite heavy. Overall, the dishes were okay but definitely did not blow my mind. And unfortunately, I must say, the same applies to the wines. Fine but nothing great.


As the room in the upper floor is designed for approximately 80 and not really for one hundred people it was pretty crowded and, therefore, also rather warm which made it to some degree unpleasant. However, the service is friendly and does it’s best but to be honest, there is definitely room for improvement. However, the event all in all was a good experience as you got to try quite a couple of wines from Austria as well as Liechtenstein. The place is atmospheric as always and the dishes are good – the service is friendly but was obviously not able to handle one hundred people at the time.


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Contact Details:

Restaurant Zunfthaus zur Waag

Münsterhof 8

8001 Zürich (CH)

Tel.: +41 44 216 99 66

Fax: +41 44 216 99 67

E-Mail: reservation@zunfthaus-zur-waag.ch

Homepage: http://zunfthaus-zur-waag.ch

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.

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