Without the tip of a prominent artist, we would not have discovered this gem of a hotel in Uniquartier so fast: Yello-musician Boris Blank has made to us via e-Mail to La Fontana's attention. His wife and daughter, he wrote, had opened a Take-away business.
The Name Fontana is likely to be Zurich Gourmets are familiar with: Blanks women Patrizia Fontana the Queen of Pasta is. At the Scheuchzerstrasse, not far from the new Take-away, you hand-made pasta and Italian Comestibles-Shop produced goods. At La Fontana Olivia is the managing Director, and the new Eatery is an extension of the family business. The tasteful interior with posters and murals that have been specially designed for the place by a Hungarian artist, immediately catches the eye. Here, too, there is a small grocery section, where you can stock up with Salami from Siena, wine of Blanks Yello-Partner Dieter Meier or homemade Sugo.
plate of the Queen of Pasta: Ravioli in La Fontana. Photo: Sabina Bobst
at Noon, very crowded. Instead of the take-away, the majority of guests at the small tables. Depending on the place you have a view of the open kitchen, where chef Antonio Zanghi and his Team prepare the lunch dishes. The Focacce (13 Fr.) and Pizze (7 Fr./Piece) with imaginative toppings such as Polpette, beetroot or goat's cheese change daily, served with a salad and a dish of the day comes.
For the Pizza, we're too late
This can be the fresh Ravioli from Patrizia Fontana's manufactory, but also a warm salad. Such we order the test visit. He is Oriental flavor, lukewarm, and contains Bulgur, black lentils, goat cheese, almonds and Frittata-bits from the day before. For acid tiny bit worried pickled lemons. Just as we imagine a simple and uncomplicated Lunch.
Also, the hot vegetarian Focaccia contains unexpected ingredients. Among other things, it is filled with Guacamole, smoked Scamorza cheese and tomatoes that taste like summer. Small cut, smooth bladed Peterli, the secret weapon for Freshness and spiciness, available. Just loving the small salad with blood oranges and fennel (5 Fr.) prepared. For the Pizza, we are too late: shortly before half past one, they sold out. The cake, produced by Antonio daily fresh, comforting, however, about the loss. Whether Tarte Tatin (5 Fr.) or Colomba (6 Fr.) – the Sicilians is a genius, a true Back. With the chocolate cake with Mousse au Chocolat (!) filled is (6.50 Fr.), he conquered instantly our hearts.
dump bachstr. 2
Tel. 044 261 80 44
Mo–Fr 8-19 Uhr, Sa 8.30 am–16 PM
Created: 05.03.2020, 17:01 UhrUpdated Date: 06 March 2020, 00:03