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Old 04.02.2011, 18:51
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Re: The Dolder Grand

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Having a TV celebrity chef is not a plus.
Very true, but it was an excellent meal and was, two years ago, 70€ for the tasting menu. Plus the head chef was there, and came out to ask us how it was (I let my German speaking friend handle the conversation!).
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Having a TV celebrity chef is not a plus.
Unless its Rick Stein - but then, he probably doesn't regard himself as a celebrity.
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Unless its Rick Stein - but then, he probably doesn't regard himself as a celebrity.
He's a good chef despite being on the telly.
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Old 04.02.2011, 20:51
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Anyone got any idea why my OP deserved a groan?

I'm quite puzzled!
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Old 04.02.2011, 21:01
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Anyone got any idea why my OP deserved a groan?

I'm quite puzzled!
General Manager??!!
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Old 04.02.2011, 21:16
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Anyone got any idea why my OP deserved a groan?

I'm quite puzzled!
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for a two star restaurant at approx CHF400 for the meal (
Because we don't do bloody text speak here!
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Because we don't do bloody text speak here!
surely that is just an abbreviation?
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Old 04.02.2011, 21:39
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General Manager??!!
I thought the clue was that the Midfield General thanked the next post which said the place was pretentious.

But hey, I wasn't overly effusive in my praise of the meal . . . So hence I'm puzzled. Actually I was pretty ambivalent going on underwhelmed.
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Old 04.02.2011, 22:57
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surely that is just an abbreviation?
We do not do abbreviations on the English Forum either. Please capitalise.
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Anyone got any idea why my OP deserved a groan?

I'm quite puzzled!
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I thought the clue was that the Midfield General thanked the next post which said the place was pretentious.

But hey, I wasn't overly effusive in my praise of the meal . . . So hence I'm puzzled. Actually I was pretty ambivalent going on underwhelmed.
I think you might have possibly answered your own question.
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Old 05.02.2011, 11:29
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Anyone got any idea why my OP deserved a groan?

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because you obviously have far too much money to burn
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Groaning is petty though. We all make choices. For the price of GastroGnome's meal - I'd choose to buy a week's ski pass for a top resort, or a flight to Morrocoo, or to see my grand-children.
Many of course would have no choice but to use it to feed my family and keep them safe .. but that of course is another story (like many, been there, done that).
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Re: The Dolder Grand

Gastro have you ever been here:
http://www.traube-tonbach.de/en/rest...zwaldstube.php

I just wondered how it compared to the Dolder experience ?
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Re: The Dolder Grand

Gastro Gnome, did you have the uni roe/sea urchin? There was some pretty strong, pungent flavours in there. Mango, chorizo and saffron...wow!

Was it nice?

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We do not do abbreviations on the English Forum either. Please capitalise.
Yes dad.

I believe the groaner may have groaned out of envy, purely and simply.
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Old 05.02.2011, 15:10
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because you obviously have far too much money to burn
I didn't burn it. I ate it.
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Old 05.02.2011, 15:15
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Gastro have you ever been here:
http://www.traube-tonbach.de/en/rest...zwaldstube.php

I just wondered how it compared to the Dolder experience ?
I haven't yet. Actually my fine dining in Switzerland's been fairly limited since I arrived here. Thanks though . . . I'll look into Traube Tonbach.

The next places on my (reasonably local) list are Schloss Schauenstein, Hexen and (a bit further away) and L'Arnbourg.
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Gastro Gnome, did you have the uni roe/sea urchin? There was some pretty strong, pungent flavours in there. Mango, chorizo and saffron...wow!

Was it nice?

p.s. Your flickr pic collection is fab!
I can't take credit for the photos, they're from my friend, Ulterior Epicure.

The sea urchin dish was one of the less successful ones. Urchin should have a strong flavour, but this was lost under the chorizo sauce. Overall it tasted a bit like a Mexican breakfast, though that isn't necessarily a bad thing.
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I think you might have possibly answered your own question.
I can see why some might see the food as pretentious, but simply posting about it in a not uncritical way?
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Re: The Dolder Grand

The potato Espuma looks interesting - did you try it? What was in it?

Love the photos..
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