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5. March 2015: Restaurant Soupière @ Hotel Schweizerhof

| May 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

The lunch started with a “champagne apéritif” with small amuse bouches – although very tasty there was definitely not too much fingerfood with one piece of each for each guest. However, it was a nice start before the actual lunch. The “terrine de foie gras en cocotte, gelée au vin de Porto et des figues” was tasty but the consistency of the terrine was not entirely to my liking as it was a bit too hard.


The “brioche” which was served with the terrine was supersmooth and tasty though and fit very well with the terrine. The terrine was quite a big portion though as when the brioche was gone, I still had half the plate full with terrine.


Usually, a pot-au-feu is a pretty regular dish and I was already surprised when I saw it on the menu as I had expected ‘a bit more’. However, the “Pot-au-Feu à la Schweizerhof” à la mode de la ville” was surprisingly flavourful and also not simple in its making as I had originally expected.


The “toasted bread with bone marrow” was a nice gesture as a side but somehow really lacked taste – or was just maybe overwhelmed by other flavours.


The course before dessert was a nice surprise, the “mille-feuilles de fromage de Gruyère” was of an interesting combination of textures and tastes. While it somehow had a sweet-ish note the whole dish was still strongly driven by the flavour of cheese.


The last course of the day was a “gâteau du chocolat et compote des mangues”. I am not a big fan of chocolate really but I must admit that the smoothness and the intense chocolate taste in combination with the refreshing flavour of the mango was a nice finish.


The service was very much up to the task and the wine as well as the water had been continuously refilled so you would not have a “dry moment”. The selection of wines was fair and fit well to the dishes. Our table had an “Yvorne, Grand Cru, Bolle AOC 2011, Collection Chandra Kurt” (CHF 53.00) as a white starting wine, and a “Château D’Aigueville Rouge, Côtes du Rhône AC 2013, Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, Mourvèdre” for the main course and dessert (CHF 42.00).

The restaurant is quite nice and overall you feel relaxed spending your lunch time there. However, the chairs are rather old and plushy making it a bit unconfortable to sit after some time. Considering the price for the menu of only CHF 78.00, I must say the price performance ratio is also quite fine. Overall, I had a good lunch at the Restaurant Soupière and was definitely positively surprised how good a pot-au-feu can be.


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Contact Details:

Restaurant Soupière @ Hotel Schweizerhof

Bahnhofplatz 7

8001 Zürich (CH)

Tel.: +41 44 218 88 88

Fax: +41 44 218 81 81

E-Mail: info@hotelschweizerhof.com

Homepage: http://www.hotelschweizerhof.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 111.00 (incl. tip) Filed in: Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, Restaurants, Zürich (CH)

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