What's not to love about a generous serving of shredded potatoes, hash
brown style, mixed with raclette cheese and ham bits and topped with a
fried egg? Swiss perfection on a plate.
Gothic cathedrals against the cloudy sky. I
don't usually love cloudy skies, but the clouds I saw on my first day
in Zurich where very picturesque and made everything look even prettier.
Serious Christmas lights. This city doesn't mess around when it comes to Xmas decorations and lights, they are in every street and on every building...
super-cool toy store Franz Carl Weber, a multi story kid's (kid at
heart) paradise filled with toys, puppets and games of all kinds.
at Brasserie Lipp, a wonderful art deco restaurant with one of the
biggest and best raw bars I've ever seen. The original Brasserie Lipp is in Paris, but this Swiss replica is as cool looking as the original and serves impeccable food as well.
Christmas markets. I could have bought virtually everything there, although the prices where not exactly affordable. Still I found some cool little presents for my family and friends and vowed to go back next year for more.
cool looking bars. Case in point the Heineken New Bar opposite the
Central train station. Neon lights and thousands of booze bottles neatly
stocked on the walls.
And speaking of drinks, hot mulled wine of course, or as they call it in Zurich, Glühwein. Throughout the city there are
hundreds of little wood huts selling fragrant perfectly spiced mulled
wine. The bartenders are dressed like elves and the wine is prepared in
big witch-like cauldrons. How cool is that? I wondered what they do with
the little huts in the summer. I'm guessing they use them to sell beer.
chinoise. One of my favorite dishes ever. There's something so
satisfying about cooking your meet in hot steamy broth and then dipping
it in one of the six sauces it's served with: curry, sweet and sour,
garlic, cocktail, tartar and spicy tomato.