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Cheese Fondue? [where to eat it in Zurich]

Hello everyone!! My friend who has been to Switzerland has told me I got to try the cheese fondue. Are there any good recommendations for Cheese fondue in Zurich?? Thanks!!!
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Re: Cheese Fondue??

yo yihan...

your friends were correct...

Try the Swiss Cuchi @ Rossengasse (not too far from the Limmat)

http://www.hotel-adler.ch/restaurant-swiss-chuchi/

Have fun!!!
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Re: Cheese Fondue??

oops forgot... it is advisable to reserve a table at Cuchi. Everytime we've been there without one, we've been asked to come back after 10pm )))
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Re: Cheese Fondue??

Make your own.

Equal parts extra aged Gruyere, Vacherin, Appenzeller, 200g/pp (total, not each). 1/2 Tbsp/cornstarch per person (more or less)

40/50% by weight of white wine, as much garlic as you like. I tbsp Kirsch/pp.

Nutmeg, cayenne (or stronger), and black pepper to taste.

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Re: Cheese Fondue??

Wow, so popular eh. I will have to find some time to try it then!! Are there any other signature Swiss food that I have to try here or anywhere else in Zurich??
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Old 29.03.2011, 21:27
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Re: Cheese Fondue??

OP, we have a nifty thread full of tips on making your own fondue here but do not know if you have time to cook, etc.

If you need a restaurant tips, I am sure somebody will come up with some ideas.
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Wow, so popular eh. I will have to find some time to try it then!! Are there any other signature Swiss food that I have to try here or anywhere else in Zurich??
Raclette, Zuerigeschnezeltes, Kalbsleberli, Capuns.

(ok, Raclette and Capuns aren't from ZH, but they are very Swiss)

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Re: Cheese Fondue? [where to eat it in Zurich]

Hi, I would try the http://www.fribourger-fondue-stuebli.ch They have excellent fondue
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Old 29.03.2011, 23:15
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Hello everyone!! My friend who has been to Switzerland has told me I got to try the cheese fondue. Are there any good recommendations for Cheese fondue in Zurich?? Thanks!!!
If it is an option for you, I would highly suggest you go to the countryside or to the mountains for fondue. It is fun to go to Gruyere for example to have fondue and do some sightseeing at the same time.
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If it is an option for you, I would highly suggest you go to the countryside or to the mountains for fondue.
Rösti is another dish that seems to taste better outside towns. Best I ever had was a rösti forestière at the restaurant at the top of the Sorebois lift towards the end of my hike from Cabane de Moiry to Zinal.
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Rösti is another dish that seems to taste better outside towns. Best I ever had was a rösti forestière at the restaurant at the top of the Sorebois lift towards the end of my hike from Cabane de Moiry to Zinal.
Fabulous location too. I spent 2 months camping there in the military in the late 70s. Quite an experience for the city dweller I was. I love the Anniviers valley and I really hope it stayed the same. I am afraid to go back. Do people still speak Franco-Provencal/Arpitan there?
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Hi, I would try the http://www.fribourger-fondue-stuebli.ch They have excellent fondue
Just giving this suggestion a BIG second bump.

This is the place all the Swiss at work recommended me to go to.

I can guarantee it's the BOMB !!!

Take either tram 2,3,8,9,11,14 to Stauffacher and you are almost there.

Einfach
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Old 30.03.2011, 01:10
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My local favourites are zurigeschnezelles with rosti or noodles or spatzli, pouletschnitzel, rosti with fried egg and ham, and of course a quality birchermuesli. However please do use the search function as well as checking out the links at the bottom of this thread. Cheers
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I am afraid to go back. Do people still speak Franco-Provencal/Arpitan there?
Not really, it seems pretty much a dead language outside the Val d'Hérens. According to the French Wikipeia artice on Francoprovençal:
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Seul à Évolène, certains enfants apprennent encore le francoprovençal en famille, selon les données de 2005.
I can attest to that; walking down the street in Évolène I often hear people of all ages taking in a totally unintelligible language.

The fascinating site L'aménagement linguistique dans le monde has a section on the Canton du Valais with a bit more detail (scroll down to section 2.1 Les francophones):
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En Valais, cette langue dont les formes sont très différentiées selon les vallées, a décliné un peu moins vite qu’ailleurs en Suisse, et elle compte quelques milliers de locuteurs, notamment dans les vallées suivantes: Val de Nendaz, Val d’Hérémence, Savièse, et surtout Val d'Hérens, où les communes des Haudères et d’Evolène font souvent figure de seule «vraie» zone franco-provençalophone en Suisse. Les enfants y ont parfois encore le franco-provençal comme langue maternelle, car dans ces villages les personnes de 40 ou 50 ans et plus le pratiquent sur une base quotidienne, et la vie politique locale fonctionne largement en franco-provençal.
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Re: Cheese Fondue? [where to eat it in Zurich]

Fondue? Prepare to be underwhelmed.

Nothing wrong with bread and runny cheese, but I haven't quite worked out the reverence afforded to fondue. After the second cube of bread is consumed, I'm thinking: "OK, what now?"

But nope - that's it. Repeat the dunking until you resolve to never eat cheese again.

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Just giving this suggestion a BIG second bump.

This is the place all the Swiss at work recommended me to go to.

I can guarantee it's the BOMB !!!

Take either tram 2,3,8,9,11,14 to Stauffacher and you are almost there.

Einfach
Wow this place looks really good... and its near where I am as well!! The website is in german though and I cant really make out what its operating hours are. Does it not open for lunch besides October to March?

Also, is it possible to make reservation in english??

Thanks for recommending this place
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yo yihan...

your friends were correct...

Try the Swiss Cuchi @ Rossengasse (not too far from the Limmat)

http://www.hotel-adler.ch/restaurant-swiss-chuchi/

Have fun!!!

We stayed there while looking for a place in Zurich, definitely good fondue. And, being in the old town, a stroll around after is always beautiful.
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How can you eat a fondue in Zurich For me, a fondue is fabulous, after a big walk in the mountains, a great cross-country ski afternoon, or a good day on the slopes. You need a serious appetite, the kind you only have after one of the above or similar... and it has to be in a mountain side farm restaurant, not in town.
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All that's on the to-do list.
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Re: Cheese Fondue? [where to eat it in Zurich]

My favourite is Chäsalp, http://chaesalp.ch/ . Nice fondue, great atmosphere.
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