Discover Germany | Wine & Dine | Restaurant of the Month, Switzerland
Container. Photo: © Timon Zollinger
Container terrace. Photo: © Timon Zollinger
TEXT: SILKE HENKELE I PHOTOS: © FRAU GEROLDS GARTEN AG
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A fireplace and mulled wine What initially started as an exclusive summer venue has quickly become one of Zurich’s latest hotspots for all-year around culinary revelations and an inviting atmosphere in the city’s bustling Industriequartier. “During the warm months from April to September, Frau Gerolds Garten sports a variety of bars and sun terraces. While from October to March, our venue boasts a huge wooden pavilion plus fireplace,” explains Katja Weber, partner and coinitiator of Frau Gerolds Garten. Frau Gerolds Garten’s concept, which combines urban gardening with high quality gastronomy and innovative shopping ideas is a fixed constant in Zurich’s public life. Located in the upcoming area 5, it leaves nothing to wish for for those looking for a laidback and yet inspiring venue. “Particularly in the cold winter months Frau Gerolds Garten holds a 22 | Issue 58 | January 2018
very special charm. The colourfully illuminated foyer, the round wooden chalet as well as its huge fireplace are magical. A glass of mulled wine enjoyed in front of our large fireplace serves as a perfect starter for a convivial and relaxing fondue evening with friends,” enthuses Carla Taube, manager of Frau Gerolds Garten, on the venue’s appeal. To add to Frau Gerolds Garten’s unconventional charm, the organisers have conceived a very special interior design: “Matching the cold temperatures, we decorate the entire pavilion with knitted, colourful blankets and pillow covers. Our friendly team sees to our customers’
wishes, and this friendliness in combination with a cosy setting generates an informal atmosphere which is the best prerequisite for a memorable evening,” says Taube. The affable and easy-going setting is rounded off by an exquisite choice of food, which includes a variety of fondues and other Swiss specialities. If you don’t have time to visit Frau Gerolds Garten this winter, do not despair. This upcoming summer the organisers will not only be looking forward to seeing their guests at the traditional Saturday market, but will also set up large screens to broadcast the matches of the football world championship - another good reason indeed to pay Frau Gerolds Garten a visit asap!
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