Italian night in Zurich
It's Saturday today and if you do not have any plans for the dinner, I have a very good suggestion for you! Especially for whom who loves Italian food in a very elegant and cosy place, the new entry Zurlinden 21 is the perfect place to visit!
Since December a lot of my friends told me about a new hotspot which opened in one of my favorite areas of Zurich, at Wiedicon. I really like the area because it is a combination of trendy and so quite as it need! So last Tuesday, I choose to have dinner there!
From the first minutes at the restaurant,drinking the welcome Prosecco, I realise why all these positive feedback from my friends about the place! At this amazing corner of the Zurlindenstrasse 21 , Chef Simone Barela and his partner Giuliano Lotto tried to create a not an ordinary Italian restaurant, but also they try to combine the Italian Kitchen with the Swiss elegance. That's why they chose to name their Italian restaurant with a Swiss name!
The restaurant is decorated with minimal colours and what it stands out is the open kitchen, where I was able to see how exactly every plate that I choose , were cooked! Also, I was able to see that they use only fresh ingredients, which gives a sense of homemade food confort! In order to have only fresh ingredients they change the (21 choices ) menu every season, which was something that I really liked!
From the starters I chose :
- Seared sesame tuna carpaccio with cognac mayonnaise, beet and avocado
- Seared scallops with Venere rice and smoked saffron sauce
- Beef tartare with quail egg and black truffle
How could be an Italian night without pasta?...So, I chose to continue my dinner with one of the best tortellini that I've ever had! They were filled with mushrooms and they were combined with hazelnut sauce and ‘Bianchetto’ truffle!
As for the dessert, I chose to close my dinner with a fruit passion cheesecake, which it was the perfect end of my Italian night!
I am sure that I will visit it again, and as the days getting warmer I can't wait to have a lunch at the outdoor space of the restaurant which it will be ready soon!
See the whole album of my dinner!