Sweet Friday

January 21, 2011


Oh sweet, sweet Friday, how I have missed you…

Anyhow, as Friday’s are so incredibly sweet, why not get something to fit your sweet mood today? I hope noone has ignored the fact that the French macaroon company Laduree have a shop in our fair city as well?

Laduree's shop in Zürich (image from laduree.fr)

Located on Kuttelgasse 17, 8001 Zürich (right off Bahnhofstrasse), it is the ideal place to pick something up for the evening or weekend. Their selection is vast, with many wonderful flavors of macaroons, namely: Chocolate – Bitter Chocolate – Vanilla – Coffee – Rose – Pistachio – Raspberry – Blackcurrant Violet – Caramel with salted butter – Red Fruits – Orange Blossom – Liquorice – Lemon. These are only their standard selection – not including the seasons specials!

The staff is very helpful and have been known to help arranging special requests for special occasions as well.

I hope you all have a wonderfully sweet weekend – despite the snow…



Ron Orp

January 13, 2011


I sincerely hope that you all already know about this wonderful weekly newsletter service about what happens in and around Zürich; RonOrp .

The English issue is sent out every Thursday (in comparison to the German version that is issued daily), and contains A LOT of information on what is going on, such as concerts, parties and other social events, as well as interesting articles and many give aways/competitions. Not to forget is the classifieds, where, as Ron Orp writes himself: “If you’re looking for something (a flat, a ticket, love), have something to give away (a flat, a ticket, ex) or have anything else to say, then this is the place to do it” – love it!

Today’s newsletter as a snapshot:

Ron Orp Newsletter from 13.01.2011

The “Zurich Photo Trip” section is also a great reminder of just how beautiful our fair city is and can be!

This newsletter service is naturally (as it IS a winning concept), also available for the following cities:

Basel, Berlin, Bern, Brasilia, Geneve, London (East), London (North), London (South West), London (West), Luzern, München, New York, St. Gallen, Wien, Winterthur, Zürich, and last, but definitely not least, Zürich (in English).

A great tip therefore is to sign up for this great service ahead of a trip/visit to any of the above mentioned cities, in order to grasp what is worth spending your precious time on once there.

New for Ron Orp is also the iPhone app, available at the App Store. This way you can check everything on offer even when you’re on the run!

So please sign up for this, Ron does a great job of keeping everyone updated on our favourite city!


Magic Masala

January 7, 2011


I went for dinner at Magic Masala last night – by FAR the best Indian food in town!

Main courses are about 30CHF each, which is (sortof) reasonable. My all time favorite at this place is nr 133, chicken in a saffron sauce, with ginger and garlic. So. Goshdangit. Good. With that, of course, a Tandoori Roti with garlic, a little speciality that I love but every Indian waiter just shakes their head at.

The location of this restaurant could almost not be any better – very close to Bellevue, almost at HEchtplatz (Kruggasse 4, 8001 Zürich)

Please, if you haven’t already done so, go have a nice meal there! Plus, 1dl of Pinot Grigio is only 5CHF – cheap for being such a good wine!



December 31, 2010

Hi! The recently opened Vapiano
on Rämistrasse 8 (very close by Bellevue, Stadelhofen &
Niederdorf) is a concept new to the city centre of Zürich. There is
another branch at Sihlcity as well, which opened its doors for
business along with the shopping centre. The idea originally comes
from Germany, but before opening in Switzerland, countries such as
Sweden, Germany, Austria – in short most of Europe, have been
familiarized with the chain. The menu is italian – pasta, pizza,
salads, antipasti… What is so special with Vapiano then? It’s
fresh. The food is made right in front of your eyes, and you can
add or subtract much of what was meant to be in the dish according
to your own liking. The restaurant in itself is a very modern, yet
relaxed, space that is probably as far from it’s neighbor Kronenhalle as you
can possibly get. I tested Vapiano the other night and although I
have frequented some of their other restaurants, I was very happily
surprised that they had managed to do it again – make a simple
concept into something amazingly good!

I cna
only say – give it a try if you haven’t already done so! h