2018/05/14

Rajasthan/North India, stay & dine in style

Agra - Jaipur - Shahpura - Udaipur - Jodhpur

After having gone into an 9-day itinerary how to travel the beautiful Indian state of Rajasthan in my last blogpost, I would like to point out where to stay and dine in style when being on the road in the land of the kings with its stunning palaces and forts. While I always appreciate the finer things in life, I

2018/05/02

Rajasthan/North India, a perfect 9-day itinerary

Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Shahpura - Udaipur - Jodhpur

After two visits to South India more than one resp. two decades ago, my husband and I wanted to complete our picture of India by traveling the north of India as well. We had heard that this part is totally different from the south and this proved true! We decided to explore Rajasthan, the land of the maharajas. What

2018/04/27

Review of Restaurant Tao’s, Zurich/Switzerland

Location

Upmarket Euro-Asian cuisine at a stylish place in the middle of the city

After reviewing a restaurant for meat lovers in the heart of Zurich here a recommendation for a well-established, upscale Euro-Asian dining spot, Tao’s Restaurant, at least as favorably situated as the just mentioned place and with the additional bonus of the most beautiful outside seating in the first district (Kreis 1).

Review of Restaurant Baerengasse, Zurich/Switzerland

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The place to savor top quality meat in a stylish brasserie ambiance

When being in Zurich as a meat lover, a good place to go is Restaurant Baerengasse. If you are a fan of well-made
electronic music, all the better. One of the dining spot’s owner is the musician Dieter Meier, member of the Swiss

2018/04/19

Review of Restaurant Chez Donati, Basle/Switzerland


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An institution of old school fine Italian dining since 1950

After several visits to Chez Donati in the 1990s my husband and I dined here yet again and imagine, nothing has changed in the meantime! The place is an institution in Basle, for more than 65 years it has been serving traditional Italian cuisine in a high-end setting. After having been under the management of the best hotel in town, Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois, for some years, there will be a change in 2020. As from then, the Bindella restaurant group from Zurich will take over. Time will tell what consequences this will have for Chez Donati.

2018/03/27

Review of Restaurant Einstein Gourmet, St. Gallen/Switzerland

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Fabulous meal in one of the best dining-spots in east Switzerland

St. Gallen in the northeastern part of Switzerland may not be one of the first towns that crosses your mind when it comes to well-known places in my beautiful home country. Nevertheless, it features some sights worthwhile visiting – above all the UNESCO World Heritage listed Abbey of St. Gallen. But there are also exceptional places for lovers of

2018/03/21

Review of Restaurant zum Schuetzen, Aarau/Switzerland

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Popular, longstanding place offering Swiss classics

My recent review about a restaurant in my home region was about a country inn, now I am assessing an inn in a more urban area, Restaurant Zum Schuetzen in Aarau. In contrast to its surroundings however, this is for me an establishment that I consider as typically rural. There is traditional Swiss food on offer, the restaurant is conventionally refurbished, and it is a popular place for family gatherings – by the way

Review of Restaurant Bad Eptingen, Eptingen/Switzerland

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Classic-elegant country inn with regional & Mediterranean food

I thought I knew all the places in my home region of Olten for lovers of fine dining, but I was wrong. There is one that I only discovered a few months ago, Restaurant Bad Eptingen. The reason for my ignoring this dining-spot is probably because of its location, which is a bit unsual. The point is that you

2018/03/16

Review of Restaurant Differente, Zurich/Switzerland

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Fine dining in rustic ambiance offering value for money

Zurich, one of Switzerland’s few cosmopolitan cities has a huge selection of dining-spots for every taste and you can almost always be certain of one thing: it surely costs you a fortune! One of the places that does not fit the pattern is Restaurant Differente at Hotel Krone Unterstrass. Here you