Restaurant Cult, Quellenstrasse, Zurich
Restaurant Cult is one of the strangest place I’ve been in a long time. The owner is a tad hyperactive and I’m pretty sure he’d try to grab your balls in an all male sauna. The decor of the place is ecclectic to say the least. Only two tables were booked, so I’m not sure how well the place is doing. The amuse bouche was a tomato with herbs over some olive oil, nice. The starter however didn’t deliver on the promise. The ceviche over mango was badly executed and didn’t connect on the flavours. It was lacking sublety and tasted like some random components thrown on top of each other. Main course was really nice, a beef filet with homemade pasta. High quality food done right, this was nice. Ordering the digestif menu we just get served two full glasses, the place doesn’t have a selection, the owner tells us. Never had swedish pear brandy before, tasted okay. The young man being the waiter is a bit easily intimitated but he’s doing his best. On the other hand, the aggressive cheerfullness of the owner is just too much, but I’m assuming that some people like this. On a side note, check out the reviews on the tagesanzeiger web site. They’re obviously doctored, since a place like this on Quellenstrasse would never gain this much traction, and the writing styles of each of the comments are very similar. Place is a bit higher in price, but the quality of food is good. The cook seems to know what he’s doing, not sure about the owner though. It is worth mentioning that the garden area looks nice and during summer this could be a neat place for al fresco dining.