Josefs, Gasometerstrasse, Zurich
Even though a restaurant named Josef might lead you to believe that the meals have a christian background, apparently Josef is the abbreviation for – Joy Of SErving Food. No idea if it’s true, but you can establish your credentials as an insider of the restaurant business with your awed friends. If you get real lucky, they’ll even pay for the wine for the joy of dining with you. The Josefs is a restaurant right up my alley. There’s no distinction between appetizer and main courses, there’s simply 20 dishes to choose from. You can mix and match as you please, hell you could even start with a chocolate cake if you please. I always get excited, if the variety is so large that I have to make some tough decisions. You can check out my selection by looking at the pictures. A couple things needed to be pointed out, the pumpernickel-butter sandwich which accompanied the oysters was a nice touch. But the best dish were the lamb livers on Brioche. The downside of this place is that it is a bit too crowded, an overutilisation of real estate and too loud, the typical symptons of a trendy place. In terms of food, the downside is that the menu items change too slowly and this is what makes the difference between a good and a great place.
Bill see at the end.