Before the long weekend I gave everyone a peek into my luggage, so it seems only fair that I offer a much prettier picture–or twenty–of Zurich. We did plenty of walking, saw the major sites and ate our fair share of delicious food. I’ll try to keep the commentary to a bare minimum and let the pictures do most of the talking.
Here’s our first glimpse of Zurich, with the Grossmünster to the left, and the Alps hanging out prettily in the background. We ended up indulging in some fantastic Valentine’s day eats after this early evening stroll. In my opinion, my dinner choice was by far the best:
that (not so little) little beauty is a generous tub of cheesy goodness. Specifically, a mixture of four different cheeses and prosecco. It came with all the usual fixings, as well as pears, to submerge in a cheese bath. So my night pretty much consisted of spear, dunk, eat, and repeat. I don’t hate it one bite…I mean bit.
Views from atop the Grossmünster, definitely worth the climb.
However, after plenty of exploring we once again found ourselves with grumbling stomachs and found a farmers market just in the nick of time. After carefully scoping out the vendors, we went with bread and cheese as the perfect midday snack.
We followed that up with some more exploring around and on Lake Zurich…
Normally I don’t get as excited about cake as other people (most normal, rational, human beings). However, some places are just too damn cute. Case in point? Cupcake Affair. They have the most beautiful cupcakes and cupcake towers on display…
Naturally, we got some of the miniatures to sample their wares. I have to admit that even I was very impressed. I had the mango passionfruit and Jordan indulged in the chocolate raspberry. There was much mmmmmming to go around.
After cupcakes though, we embraced another petite dessert that is near and dear to my heart.
French macarons really do take first place for me. Our box had something for everyone in it…chocolate, fleur de sel caramel, vanilla bean, and chocolate banana for him. Meanwhile I went right for the lumiscent, gold colored champagne morsel pictured above. It was incredible. Then, since the box does instruct you to eat these particular macarons immediately, I happily devoured the raspberry, lemon, pistachio, and so on. You can find these bad boys, along with countless other desserts, at Sprüngli Zurich on Bahnhofstrasse.
I hope that virtual ‘taste’ of Zurich was almost as enjoyable for you as it was for me, and after a few days at the gym I’m feeling a little less guilty about all those tastes myself. If you do ever have the chance to visit, find a few hours to stroll about and take a boat ride on Lake Zurich. Then grab a few treats, bread, and some cheese and you’ll feel very good about life–guaranteed!