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Lunch at Dolder Grand experiencing the Nespresso Gourmet Weeks

My personal highlight: Feeling Princess for a day in a magical surrounding – discovering how premium coffee is perfectly combined in haut cuisine at Dolder Grand

Sometimes little dreams get closer faster than you think. It’s not everyone’s budget to have dinner or lunch at the famous “The Restaurant” located in the The Dolder Grand in Zurich. But as we know, absolute superb class has its price!

Thanks to the very special gourmet series of Nespresso called “Nespresso Gourmet Weeks” in cooperation with 25 Haut Cuisine Chefs preparing delicacies all over Switzerland. You can enjoy extraordinary food for lunch (70 CHF excl. drinks) or dinner (120 CHF excl. drinks). Coffee is included of course. The Gourmet Week has is its fifth anniversary this year. They are going on from Oct. 29 until November 19, 2017. Get more information here.

A challenge accepted by all Chefs, a promise of originality, precision and exquisite presentation true to each individual establishment.

Food is art: What Heiko Nieder Chef at “The Restaurant” at The Dolder Grand presented to us

We start with a series of various little appetizers. Its presentation is just wonderful. Many tiny little perfectly arranged bites that prepare your stomach to the next course. We get seasonal veggies as pumpkin in a mini wrap  with an explosion of different flavors. I absolutely loved the salty cone with truffle mozzarella.

  • The first course is a Seafood-Bouillon with Grand Cru Indriya from India, Banana and Rucola.
    Indriya is a coffee with a spicy and aromatic aroma. Taste some pepper and nutmeg notes and a touch of ginger and curcuma out of it.
  • We continue with the second course, a Veal with Grand Cru Livanto, a classical coffee blend. This veal is super tender and probably slow cooked for a while. It comes with a nice bed of carrots and home made bread with lemon and mustard butter. The aroma of the blend Livanto reminds me some caramelized notes.
  • A grand sweet finale: A coconut-namelaka with Grand Cru Cosi. A bed of exotic fruits, herbs and flowers make this dessert delicate, refreshing and so much enjoyable.
    The aroma of the blend Cosi is a light roast and has some fruity notes.

We could not end our lunch without getting served a dream of chocolate and biscuits all hand made paired with a delicious espresso.

Thank you nespresso and The Dolder grand for this unforgettable experience!

 

 

 

 

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