It has been a while since we’ve continued our food discovery in Zürich but I think I am beginning to understand why it’s rare for us to go out to dine at all. Working in the food service industry does put a toll on our budgeting mostly for going out into town, which is why I get picky. I am happier knowing I spent money on something satisfying whether or not I could have done it better at home but that is why we go out. It is supposed to be a treat.
We really like “All you can eat”/ “à discretion” but for some reason, Vior doesn’t make the cut as a go-to eat all you can place. The Bierhalle’s and pubs defeat it in terms of taste and even the atmosphere. We didn’t expect a lot but it did look like there wasn’t much of an effort. We had ome waitress take our drink orders and then another asking for our food orders and drink orders, again? I suppose there is somewhat a lack of communication among the servers and not like when I worked in a restaurant or dined in that had table assignments to avoid confusion for both guests and staff.
We ordered house iced tea’s priced at CHF 9.50 per 5dl, and the all you can eat spare ribs and wings for CHF 28.00. The plate itself came with some fries at the upper right hand corner of the dish and that portion of salad which basically looked like it was done so as to cover that big white space given the meat portions they chose.
Add the sauce which tasted like they mixed ketchup and the spicy and sweet sauce from the asian store that served as a sauce spread on top of the ribs, the inconcieveable saltiness of the wings, and the sweetened fries caused by the paprika they used.
Portion is one thing but upon asking for the next plate, I asked for mine not to have the ketchup on top. I was corrected and was told it was a BBQ sauce. “Whaaaaaat?!?!?!,” was what I thought to myself whilst smiling. Hubby and I looked at each other in disbelief but laughed it off when the waitress left.
The grand total of our dinner cost CHF 92.00 but would have been better off in the Bierhalle instead in terms of price and overall satisfaction. We’re not that keen on trying Vior as a go-to club anytime soon but perhaps it is where it shines the most as opposed to a restaurant in the day. However, that’s just part of discovering food in the city.