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Christmas is when Italians celebrate

wine crates, filled with Arrangements of Christmas balls and Branches; stars from the old pin, tone-in-tone with the interior: The Christmas decorations of the Accademia del Gusto, close to Helvetia square, is self-made, as is the Pasta, which comes in our favorite Italian restaurant on the table.

Pamela, the sister and the right Hand of Mariana Piscopo, who leads with her husband Stefano for the past ten years, the Academy has tinkered with the decoration. Finally, with 14 Gault Millau points, excellent family operation, not only during Advent, but at Christmas Flex its muscles for the First time, the Restaurant will be closed from 25. to on 28. December opened, and not just in the evening but also for lunch. "With us, everything is Family Business, and Christmas is family. Whether we are now at home or in the Restaurant, makes no great difference," says Stefano Piscopo. Mariana hopes that it will do the same to him, the guests. "We have many regular customers who have no Christmas holidays and appreciate it if the quarters is open."

"We rely on A-la-carte dining and daily suggestions"Mariana Piscopo

pickling in Zurich in the altjahre week open, are – apart from the hotel restaurants rather than the exception: On those days to make the most of your well-earned Brüggli. In addition, the holidays represent the last and ultimate retreat for the family celebration in the privacy of their home. So why not give this social experience, in those of Zurich and Operated, not pause to try out? Already booked Muggenbühl or the Bürgli, both in Wollishofen and during the Christmas days open, have built up over the years a loyal clientele who stop in each case at Christmas.

escape from the Stress of Christmas

mainly couples or families, the relatives visit, and after the stressful pre-Christmas period don't like to cook, appreciate a neutral place to party, tells, Regula Gloor from the Bürgli. "So you can use the Christmas days to be pampered, without spending hours in the kitchen." In the Bürgli piano music accompanied live the Dinner on the 24. December. Other Restaurants put on a traditional Christmas menu. So, a Fondue chinoise Buffet, and tags waiting in the arts building there is a restaurant on Christmas eve with a Brunch.

In the Accademia is planned for no special menu. "Our guests don't like it," says Mariana Piscopo. They would have offered a Valentine's day Dinner, which had not arrived. "We rely on A-la-carte dining and daily suggestions," says the landlady. The kitchen of the Accademia is also so festive enough. About the Agnolotti (23/31 Fr.), the daily on the kitchen's own pasta machine will be produced. The wafer-thin, Piedmont dough pockets filled with veal and a great Barolo wine sauce are served, fits perfectly for Christmas.

all that's Missing is the guests: the table in the Accademia. Rear: Pamelas as decorations. Image: Dominique Meienberg

Just as the giant tortellone with truffle ricotta and a raw egg yolk, garnished with black truffle (32 Fr.). Among other classics scallops on peas cream (24 Fr.), a marinated tuna tartare (25 Fr.) as well as a beef fillets (50 Fr.), Veal chops (from 60 Fr.) or sea bass fillets (48 Fr.), the Stefano Piscopo on the restaurant's charcoal grill prepared. A true Pièce de Résistance, the Torta Saint Honoré, is actually a French specialty on the Basis of hand-made Profiteroles. The cake, created like all the other sweets in the house Pasticceria, since the epoch on the table, as the Restaurant was still called Accademia Piccoli: In the 1920s, the couple Panardo-Piccoli founded, was the Local early a flagship of the Italian cuisine.

A drawing of Fellini

the couple Piscopo is a native of Argentina and raised in Switzerland, he a native-born Italians from the vicinity of Lecce – continues the story. The Piscopos not only have two small daughters and both on 20. September birthday, you can all be together next year also 20 years. During the interview, in which they complement and sometimes even a little wind, you can feel that your relationship is in spite of a strict daily between pickling and family intact.

in 2008, has taken the Couple to the Accademia without a bigger financial cushion, and made in a short time one of the best Italian food in the city. In spite of some of the optical innovations that breathes offices Locally with his two guest, the old holztäfer walls and a drawing of Federico Fellini, has eaten here once, history. "Ciao, come va, che volete mangiare", asks the host couple of the guests. The Swiss-German like it to be Italian addressed.

Despite the upscale atmosphere – the black-clad, Italian Camerieri mix the salad in front of the eyes of the guests in a deep silver bowl and planing the white truffle with white gloves were over the dough – you feel here immediately at home.

The Piscopos will travel to the Christmas work week direttissima in Stefanos home to Puglia. And, of course, in a Restaurant. The Ristorante Fanny in Stefano's home town of Cutrofiano is your best address. (Züritipp)

Created: 12.12.2018, 12:05 PM

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