Located at an unusual location close by Manessehof and not to be confused by Restaurant Manesse, this restaurant is “The Art of Food”. On the way, Zuri Girl passed by a restaurant called Restaurant Manesse which specializes in Turkish food but 5 minutes later the Kafkaesque journey ends and Maison Manesse’s stylish wooden entrance door, complete with a video screen is finally spotted! Fabian Spiguel and Migul Ledesma who helms the kitchen, opened the restaurant roughly 7 months ago and have renovated the location very tastefully.
The interior is kept in white black and the painted white wooden beam creates an intimate, rustic and pleasingly casual ambiance. The tiny restaurant can host roughly 20 people. The lively crowd is basically a mix of everything; hipsters, bankers and foodies fill up the small dining room. This not your typical upscale fine dining restaurant and unlike other restaurants in the same segment, the service at Maison Manesse is very amiable and relaxed.
This is Zurich’s tiniest menu – and we mean literally. The menu comes in the size of playing cards and features a manageable and innovative choice of 10 dishes and 3 desserts. You can choose amongst a 3 and a 4 course menu or opt for your individual choice of dishes.
Despite the small-plate premise, many of the dishes actually do pretty well in the price to portion ratio, so it’s all too easy to over-order. To start, there is goat cheese with a delicious fruity jam, oysters with avocado and burrata with sashimi of citrus fruit. The “Onsen” egg (an egg boiled at 63 degrees for an hour) on dark bread and with additional flavours fused together produce a delicious result . The combination of potatoes with mushrooms and perigord truffle with its different textures is interesting.
To finish off, Girlfriend Guide can’t resist the almond honey cake which sounds dainty, tastes heavenly and brings our indulgences to a very sweet end. Every dish is artfully presented and shows the chef’s passion for food.
Why we love it
Maison Manesse offers very innovative, upscale cuisine in a refreshingly relaxed and trendy ambiance.
Girlfriend Guide Tip
At the end of a great dinner, try out one of the restaurant’s fantastic Gins complete with different flavors and fresh fruit.
Hopfenstrasse 2, 8045 Zürich (map)
Website . 044 462 01 01
Article created by: Zuri Girl Sarah Stary. In the corporate world Sarah works as a Head of HR for an international energy company. Sarah’s blog “A taste of the town” focuses on dining and wining, fashion and art in and around Zurich. Sarah is originally from Hamburg, Germany and can be found strolling around art exhibitions, trying out new restaurants and exploring the Alpine mountains on her ski’s or mountain bike.
Photo: Courtesy of Maison Manese