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Quite an interesting journey across the continents: Restaurant Eat Me (10. January 2023)

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When I walked into Eat Me, I felt like I’ve been here already – and it turns out, I have. I haven’t visited many places, but about three years back, I had a client lunch in this place. I had generally a good memory of it, but didn’t consider it specifically fancy. That was mainly due to the fact that there is a front area and a back area and while I have had lunch in the front area, it turns out the back area is quite lovely! Important: Book in advance! Since we were a group of people, we decided to go for a selection of different dishes like “Better than butter (burrata seasoned with a passion fruit coulis, crushed pistachios, basil-infused olive oil, and served with toasted wholegrain bread)” (CHF 20.00), which was a good and refreshing burrata.

The “En Attendant Tartare (beef tartare seasoned with smoked salt from Guérande, served on a cream of goat cheese with horseradish, and topped with pickled mustard seeds, roasted hazelnuts, and an tarragon coulis)” (CHF 18.00) was nice, but definitely too small to share.

What I absolutely loved was the “Bone-In Shanghai (slow-cooked pork spare ribs rubbed with our tangy Asian marinade and served with a homemade sweet chilli sauce)” (CHF 20.00), since the meat was incredibly tender and would just fall off the bone when you touched it. On top of that, the marinade was outstanding and really made you feel like you can truly enjoy the dish. Even so much, that we ended up ordering a second round.

Somehow, the next course didn’t look too appealing, but I must say that it “The Modern Mughal (chicken Korma with a velvety sauce of coconut milk and cashews, served with fresh coriander, paprika-spiced crispy rice, roasted cashews, and paratha bread)” (CHF 18.00) was actually quite enjoyable overall. The chicken marinade was nice, and the bread was delicious. And in combination, it was a nice and homey dish.

The one dish I really didn’t enjoy was the “One-way Ticket to Lima (sea bass ceviche with leche de tigre, sweet potato served in a purée and as chips, chia seeds in passion fruit juice, pickled red onion, and rocoto pepper gel)” (CHF 20.00). While I’m a big fan of a good ceviche, I must, unfortunately, say, this wasn’t good. The fish was way too fishy. I mean, sure, ceviche needs to be a bit fishy, no question. But it was definitely way too fishy!

The “Baby Tex-Mex Burgers (mini beef burgers with melted cheddar cheese, jalapeño peppers, lightly smoked caramelized onions, and a crispy tortilla chip)” (CHF 15.00) were nice since they had a certain crispiness, but when it comes to the tiny meat patty, I have definitely had better in the past.

The “Hmmmus (purée of chickpeas topped with a tartare of fresh herbs and pine nuts; served with artisanal pita bread)” (CHF 14.00) was okay. Far from the type of hummus I get these days in the Middle East, but in any case quite okay.

The “Adventures in Madagascar (duck filet with Voatsiperifery pepper, roasted mangoes, and puréed carrots with coconut milk and kaffir lime)” (CHF 22.00) was fine. The sauce was good, and the duck was cooked to a good temperature. However, it was somewhat lacking the little extra, the moment of ‘wow’.

The “Harissa Chop House (grilled harissa lamb chops served with roasted whole carrots, pistachios, pomegranate seeds, and homemade tzatziki)” (CHF 26.00) was one of the dishes, which was nice. The lamb was nicely red and did not have this intense lamb taste it sometimes has, but was smooth and rich in flavour.

When it came to drinks, I was definitely intrigued by the “Talk Dirty To Me (Ketel one vodka fat-washed with anchovies, Noilly Prat infused with black olives, accompanied by a toast with tapenade and Granny Smith apple)” (CHF 19.00) since it was served with anchovies, which I found quite an unusual choice. I must say, I liked that choice. The drink was personally way too intense, especially in terms of alcohol levels, but other than that, it was interesting to try, despite the fact that I was a bit disappointed since the anchovy taste wasn’t really there.

All in all, I liked the experience at the Eat Me! The place is quite lovely, the atmosphere is nice, the service is friendly and attentive, and last but not least, on average, the dishes are quite okay as well.


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Restaurant Eat Me

Rue Pépinet 3

1003 Lausanne (CH)

Tel.: +41 21 311 76 59

E-Mail: lausanne@eat-me.ch

Homepage: http://www.eat-me.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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