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Delicious local food from Engadine in a homey atmosphere: Restaurant Pensiun Aldier (5. March 2020)

| March 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Pensiun Aldier is a small local hotel which has a nice dining room which is entirely held in wood. Once you’re seated – and booking a table in advance is highly recommended – you are served a small appetizer which was “egg cream on pumpernickel bread” which was quite intense in flavor and actually overall quite enjoyable – more the egg cream than the bread though.

As a little apéro, I went for their “Cedrata Tonic (Acqua di cedro, tonic water and cucumber)” (CHF 10.50) which was nothing spectacular but only a lime/lemon-flavored kind of thing.

As a starter, I decided to try two things and went for the “hand-cut mountain veal tartar from Piedmont” (CHF 19.00) (starter portion) which was absolutely delicious in terms of flavor of the meat and also a decent portion to start.

As a second starter, I tried “smoked beef tongue carpaccio with salsa verde” (CHF 13.00) which was also good but definitely couldn’t match the veal tartar in terms of intensity and purity of flavor.

The “Engadine beef filet (matured for 8 weeks on the bone) served with saffron risotto” (CHF 49.00) was amazing as the beef filet was perfectly prepared medium-rare as requested and the meat itself was aromatic and full of flavor. The saffron risotto was great too as it still had a bit of a bite and was smooth in terms of intensity of the flavor.

The “double creme Gruyère with meringue, pear, cassis” (CHF 12.00) selection of ice cream was a great combination of different flavors. My personal favorite was the double cream Gruyère with meringue as it had a nice intensity and I absolutely loved the meringue chunks which were factored into the ice cream.

All in all, the Pensiun Aldier is definitely a location I can recommend for dinner as they offer good food in a lovely atmosphere and they have friendly and professional personnel. The prices are fair for what you get which is also true for the beeverages, i.e. “Barbera superiore d’Asti, “Mongovone” 2015/16, Elio Perrone, Castiglione T.” (100 cl, CHF 74.00) or “double espresso” (CHF 6.50).

On top of all of that, the place is nice in terms of interior decoration. As initially stated, make sure to book your table well in advance as else you won’t stand a chance to get a table for more than two people on short notice.


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Contact Details:

Restaurant Pensiun Aldier

Plaz 154

7554 Sent (CH)

Tel.: +41 81 860 30 00

E-Mail: info@aldier.ch

Homepage: http://www.aldier.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 195.00 (incl. tip) Filed in: Graubünden (CH), Restaurants

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