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eGuete Impressions of Zurich: June 2012

Restaurant Camino, also featured in Switzerland’s Michelin Guide, offers international cuisine that has been accentuated with Mediterranean and Asian tastes. Owned by a mother and daughter, it is situated near to the Zurich Main station.

They do not offer vegetarian options in the menu. On the other hand, they did offer us a vegetarian welcome drink, which was Potato Leek Soup, along with home made bread and cheese sticks. This soup went very well with their nutty and garlic-flavored breads. The soup itself tasted fresh and rich, as we enjoyed the chive toppings.

After this, we had to wait for the starter for almost 30 minutes. There did not seem to be many people, yet we were strongly dissuaded from sitting outside. Funnily, the approach to the garden is via the kitchen and a private dining room!

Nevertheless, the fresh calamari salad (Lauwarmer Calamaretti Salat mit Chorizo von Blázques) was well prepared, and had an interesting combination with a piece of cooked chorizo in a creamy sauce. This idea added a different salty-spicy flavor to the dish. We have attached a recipe with another variation of a calamari salad that can be served warm.

The service was extremely slow and tedious. Nobody looked at you till you called for someone. We finally did get our main courses more than an hour after they were ordered.

I tried the Steinpilzrisotto (with raw marinated beef fillet), which was interestingly prepared. It had well-marinated meat, and risotto with Asian spiced curry! This was very enjoyable.

My co-reviewer had the ‘Steinfilet an Champagnerschaum’ with potato gnocchi and spinach leaves. She found the fish to not have much taste in it, and the gnocchi tasting more like hard bread.
Verdict: This restaurant has extremely slow service but may be worth a try if you are in the area.yesyes



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