Virtuoso Life - November/December 2017 - 42
FOOD & SPIRITS
Zürich by the Plate
Many first-timers in Zürich arrive with a list of famed restaurants to experience, such as
dining at the wood-paneled Kronenhalle for Swiss specialties amidst paintings by Chagall, or
enjoying the enormous vegetarian buffet at Hiltl. But to get a real sense of this global hub's
diversity - and its lovely, leafy districts - try these neighborhood favorites.
Breakfast at Kafischnaps
and (left) Restaurant Josef.
The industrial zone turned
shopping, art, and trends mecca
of Zürich-West keeps growing in
popularity, and Les Halles is one
of its anchors. Order the muchloved moules frites and check
out the market inside, which sells
produce and more. Pfingstweidstrasse 6; les-halles.ch.
For a date night, look no farther than Zürich-West's artsy,
intimate Restaurant Josef. The
small plates - Swiss-inspired
classics with a modern touch (no
wurst) - are made to share, and
products from Switzerland are
noted on the menu with a "CH."
Bar-hop along nearby Langstrasse to continue the evening.
Gasometerstrasse 24; josef.ch.
Croatia's inland Istria region, known for its viticulture, olive oil production, and truffle hunting, will give gourmet travelers one more reason to visit next year: Roxanich Winery's new
$12.8 million headquarters in the medieval hilltop town of Motovun. The natural winery,
which produces reds, whites, and the country's famed orange wine, is building a contemporary facility - complete with a tasting room, restaurant, and more. The winery portion is
slated for completion in March. Explore the area with Abercrombie & Kent Italy & Croatia, a
Virtuoso on-site tour connection in the region: The nine-day journey through Italy, Croatia,
and Slovenia includes a truffle hunt in Motovun. Departures: Any day through 2018; from
$4,850 for two.
V I RT U O S O L I F E
Vibrant Kafischnaps in District
10 is a great choice any time of
day, but especially for breakfast,
with baked eggs and hearty, soft
Swiss bread. Take the chill off
a wintry day with its namesake
coffee with schnapps. Kornhausstrasse 57; kafischnaps.ch.
date to the
(MOTOVUN) JASMINAM/GETTY IMAGES
Spend several hours at Kafi
Dihei, a warm, homey spot in
District 3 that serves excellent
soups, salads, and schnitzel,
or try the "Di-High Tea," with
two scones fresh from the oven
served with lemon curd and a
steaming cup of tea. Zurlindenstrasse 231; kafidihei.ch.