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16. April 2015: Restaurant Ascot

| June 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

The selection of appetizers which were served during the apéro was exquisite! Not only the variety which was offered but also the quality of the various little palate teasers was perfect! I was already full only after this!


The actual menu (CHF 100.00) started with “veal tatar au gratin, two types of duck breast with marinated couscous salad and Maine lobster on green asparagus”. The veal tatar au gratin was the outstanding dish of all starters – absolutely delicious – creamy, intense in taste!


Next in line was the “spring onion cappuccino with mountain cheese slices, grilled saucisson with tomato pesto foccacia”. The soup was intense in taste – and if you dug deeper, you had the smooth creaminess of the mountain cheese which was almost liquid – lovely! The “PURO, Torrontés, Mendoza, Argentinien 2014, Dieter “Yello” Meier, 100% Torrontés” (CHF 59.00) fits very well to the starters.


The “gently braised beef prime rib with barbecue flavours and wild garlic risotto, accompanied by colourful spring vegetables” was not entirely up to the task compared to the starters but was definitely good. While the meat was perfectly prepared and nicely disembling when you took a bite, it just lacked somehow the creativity of the previous courses. The “Dona Maria Tinto, Alentejo Portugal, 2012, Aragonès, Cabarnet Sauvignon, Alicante Boschet, Syrah” (CHF 54.00) was a bit of a disappointment though.


The “rhubarb cake with strawberries on strawberry vanilla mousse with roasted almond coconut icecream” and coffee with friandises was a sound finish to the whole dinner. The restaurant is very traditional and also looks exactely that way – which is pleasant but not overwhelming with regards to the atmosphere.


The service is very good – the waiters and waitresses do an excellent job. Given there were approximately 100 customers at the time it is understandable that you sometimes have to wait quite a bit before you are served with water or wine. However, it is unpleasant especially as it was quite hot in there and you really want to drink some water.

I have not been aware of the Ascot as a restaurant so far and I had definitely not expected the quality of the kitchen – but I must admit it was a great experience. I can absolutely recommend you to go to the Restaurant Ascot and enjoy dinner! Booking in advance highly recommended!


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Restaurant Ascot

Hotel Ascot

Tessinerplatz 9

8002 Zürich (CH)

Tel.: +41 44 208 14 47

E-Mail: reservation@ascot.ch

Homepage: http://www.ascot.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.
CHF 260.00 (incl. tip) Filed in: Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, Restaurants, Zürich (CH)

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