Zurich: weekend with 5-star hotel, cuisine and art

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    Summer time 2021: an itinerary to find an uncommon Zurich

    The will to go away even only for a weekend or a brief trip is excessive and Vogue writes its journey notes for you, with recommendation, inspiration and locations to go to. As we speak we take you to Switzerland, to Zurich between connoisseur meals and modern artwork, after a journey between Orvieto and Panicaland, and after stopping at Florence, certainly in Candeli, 10 minutes from the middle of the Tuscan capital, a Portofino, a Parma, a Fasano, within the province of Brindisi and on the Sorrento Coast. Right here you will see that as an alternative a special place in the shadow of the Belluno Dolomites. Keep related to learn the following episodes too.

    Should you assume Switzerland’s monetary capital is boring, you’ve got by no means set foot in Zurich. In fact, strolling alongside the lakefront and within the tree-lined avenues, ignored by elegant nineteenth-century villas, maybe it’s not evident. However simply cross the close by (very traditional) threshold of La Réserve Eden au Lac Zurich, the brand new five-star, to be welcomed by the DJ set and a recent aesthetic, conceived by the designer Philippe Starck. He’s the one who created interiors that make you consider a imaginary yacht membership, designing impartial areas such because the bar, best for a cocktail earlier than dinner (even the non-alcoholic ones are wonderful). And Eden Kitchen, the place it’s Italian chef Marco Ortolani – who with the workers strikes within the open kitchen -, has given a exact imprint, creating Italian dishes, with seasonal flavors, utilizing native producers and artisans of style; a proposal a lot appreciated additionally by a younger viewers, as a result of it’s not too formal, current not just for weekend brunch.

    The ingresso dell’lodge La Réserve Eden au Lac Zurich

    Artwork: Giacometti, Chagall and rather more

    A location that pulls captivated with structure, for the virtually archaeological work accomplished by Starck, which has taken the bricks of the partitions, the marble from the basements and the stable wooden floors, combining them with concrete particulars, but in addition as a result of we’re near the Le Corbousier Basis, and the Kunsthaus Zurich, which owns probably the most necessary collections in Switzerland, from the thirteenth century to the current – with the biggest assortment of Alberto Giacometti, works of Chagall, Beckermann, Kokoschka, Warhol e Hamilton.

    Industrial archeology and trend

    One other thought can be to take a tram and attain Zurich-West, which from an industrial district has turn into fashionable, remodeling the arches of the railway viaduct into design and trend outlets – close by additionally the historic web site of Freitag, assembled with outdated transport containers. Artwork is in all places, generally virtually hidden, just like the Dusty Chewing Gum From Heaven (proper on the steps of the shop), others completely cumbersome, like Not Very important’s concrete dice. In between, small jazz, digital and underground golf equipment.

    Le vetrate del La Réserve Eden at Lake Zurich

    Fusion delicacies

    We return to the vibe of La Réserve Eden au Lac Zurich, earlier than having dinner in its Asian restaurant La Muña the place you possibly can take pleasure in Japanese-Peruvian dishes ready by chef Tomoko Gunji Hangartner, in an surroundings that appears like the within of a ship, with picket beams, carpets, leather-based armchairs, we cease within the room, there are 40 in all. Right here the design turns into extra whispered, leaving room for consolation. But additionally to the panorama, which enters overwhelmingly via the home windows, as lovely because the one we’ll see going as much as the fifth ground – passing in entrance of the multicolored home windows created by Starck’s daughter -, from the terrace which on sizzling days turns into the good place in Zurich.

    Data lareserve-zurich.com and Zürich Tourism, zuerich.com

    Foto courtesy G. Gardette

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