Brunch review: Fork & Bottle
There aren't many places in Switzerland that focus on farm-to-table ingredients and also are primarily English speaking. Thus when we found Fork & Bottle outside Zurich it felt like coming home. Plus did I mention their craft beer selection, which is practically unheard of here? We've been there several times for dinner to try their many gourmet burger options, but we just finally tried their brunch last weekend.
I honestly had a hard time deciding what to choose from. Unlike traditional European breakfasts (cold meats, cheeses, croissants, yogurt), Fork & Bottle offers proper American-style meals (and portions). There were buttermilk pancakes, sweet potato waffles, eggs benedict and breakfast burritos. Alongside a selection of "breakfast beers" of course. I couldn't decide between the Bacon & Chorizo Breakfast Burrito and the Pulled Pork Benedict. I ended up going with the latter and added a side of wilted spinach. Warren got the full English breakfast (sausage, bacon, portobello mushroom, beans, eggs & toast), and our other dining companions got the Blueberry Pancakes and the Smoked Salmon & Avocado Benedict. I obviously tried a bite of everyone else's meals and can confidently say they were all amazing. I'm already looking forward to the next time we can go back and I can try the breakfast burrito! We didn't try any of the non-coffee beverages, but the Bloody Mary looked just as good as one of Milwaukee's finest.
Best of all, they have a fantastic outdoor dining space. It's still a bit too cold this time of year, but I can imagine it's wonderful on a summer's day or night. And like all good Swiss destinations, it had a small farm/petting zoo next door with horses and goats. Plus upstairs has a full play-room for kids, so it's very family friendly. You could easily spend an entire afternoon there...which I'm pretty sure we will next time we're back.