Marinello, Sihlcity, Zurich
Marinello is one of the grocery stores of choice if you’re looking for a good selection of local cheeses (Natürli) or lovely vegetables. The outlet at Sihlcity was advertising lunch menus for 11 CHF. Having misplaced my wallet at a football frenzy the night before this exactly matched my cash resources. The menu of the day was a Rindergeschnetzltes (beef) with Roeschti served in a plastic container and joined by a small salad. The beef was very tender with a below average sauce. The roeschti was a complete disaster. With condensation water collecting in the plastic dish and slowly dripping on a bland, not very crisp, prefabricated potato hockey puck this was calling for a disaster. I shouldn’t have finished the roeschti, but as the germans say – hunger is the best cook. I’ll stay to raw ingredients at Marinello and shy away from the lunch menus.