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Hi everyone, I recently moved to Zürich, so I'll be posting occasionally on restaurants here.

 

Here's my first go:

 

This Saturday though, I had a really nice meal at Divine Bar. It's an unpretentious little Modern European restaurant, mid-range rather than casual.

 

My starter of king prawns on a potato blini with a vodka-lime-cream sauce, does sound a bit old hat and entirely unconnected with Swiss terroir. On the other hand, it just tasted good. The prawns were delicately cooked, the blini added a little bit of background and the sauce was more-ish. My main course was a fillet of pata negra pork with morcilla, apple and kohlrabi. It was thick fillet the centre of which remained pink. Hallelujah . . . a restaurant here that cooks pork properly. The morcilla was nicely spicey and satisfying, the only let down were the apple batons which were a bit weak. Dessert was a treat, as it should be. I had Fotzelschnitte (which is pretty much designed to sound very rude in Swiss German) but was actually just brioche french toast. This came with an almond panna cotta and a mandarin sorbet, both of these were lovely. The panna cotta was smooth and flavourful, the sorbet just shouted mandarin at you more than a Maoist commissar, sweet, pithy and bitter.

 

The wine list is really good for mid-range wines . . . many many bottles hovering around the CHF60 mark. My companions were drinking beer, so I settled for wines by the glass: A Lustau fino, a Gruner Veltliner, an Alto Adige and lastly a sweet Jurancon. By the way, their online list is not up to date.

 

Service was very good, attentive and charming enough. My bill for the evening, around CHF100. It's a good neighbourhood restaurant and hey, this town's small enough that everyone's your neighbour. I shall definitely be back.

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Cheers! We love Zurich. Been there several times though not, alas, since the late 1990s.

 

Wish I coiuld remember the name of a place that was off the Munstergasse, owned by a restaurateur who seemed fond of self-promotion, had his name & face on the matchbooks & such. We ate there one year & the food was very good, basically French Swiss with a bit of a nouvelle touch. We went back the next trip & the place had gone Caribbean! It was a hoot, with waiters in Hawaiian shirts, palm-tree decor all over the place, margaritas & a lot of hot Latin food. I wonder what it's become now.

 

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