Dining out

We start off our 2012 Dining out year on a really positive note, at Louis Brasserie in Niederdorfstrasse for dinner last night. In spite of having been out in ‘the Niederdorf’ many times over the years, this restaurant has somehow stayed off the radar. Granted, the big Moules-in-white-wine sign is what caught the ex’s eye and had us looking at the displayed menu more intently – ever since we visited to Ireland he’d had a taste for Moules served any which way!

The restaurant did not fail to impress, I loved seeing their monogram almost everywhere from the cloth serviettes Louis Brasserie Niederdorf (1)to the bottled water!
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The place itself had the look and feel of a French seaside bistro but with a touch of class.Louis Brasserie Niederdorf (4)Louis Brasserie Niederdorf (5)
The service was fast and efficient, our drinks order was taken and delivered quickly, as was our first course – green salad for me and traditional French onion soup for him, which we both enjoyed.
Unlike our recent dinner at Gordon Ramsay’s Powerscourt restaurant in Ireland we didn’t have to wait 45 minutes for our main course. The ex, of course having his moules with beef fillet with root roasted vegetables for me. My meat was perfectly cooked, tender and still reddish pink – though I would have preferred it a bit warmer. I loved the cafe de paris sauce that was generously melted over the whole fillet, I couldn’t get enough of it!

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Isn’t the presentation of the fries too cute!
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Usually I don’t eat dessert when dining out, though the ex always does. This time I decided to try since the rest of the meal had been so good. I ordered the Crème Brule which was tasty but unfortunately they hadn’t caramelised the sugar sufficiently leaving the top still quite grainy, I missed the slight burnt flavour that comes with proper caramelisation as it adds something to the otherwise plain custard beneath. Louis Brasserie Niederdorf (12)the ex enjoyed the Tarte Tatin (which I couldn’t eat as it contained nuts!) Louis Brasserie Niederdorf (13)

All the dishes we had were presented and plated beautifully, again the branding was everywhere to be seen and I quite liked that. They get top marks from me for service as well. And the all important pricing was really quite reasonable – for a 3 course meal for both of us including water, 2 glasses of prosecco and vodka the total bill came to CHF158.

Brasserie Louis * Niederdorfstrasse 10 * CH-8001 Zürich * Telefon: +41 (0)44 250 76 80

**This is not a sponsored blog post and all opinions are my own
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