The Cocktail lady killer is a genuine Matisse or the Wiener Schnitzel next to a Chagall? To have everything crown hall at Zurich, the Bellevue at the legendary Restaurant. In the ground floor Brasserie and the adjacent Bar, as well as the Swiss gallery in the upper floor over a hundred paintings, drawings, and photographs of world-famous artists such as Cuno Amiet (1868-1961), Joan Miró (1893-1983) or Félix Vallotton (1865-1925) – resembling a collection that provides some of the Museum in the shade.

The art connoisseur Gustav Zumsteg (1915-2005), son of crown hall-hostess Hulda Zumsteg (1890-1984), collected the works over the years and hung them on the model of the South of France, Restaurants in addition to the dining tables. With the expression of strong images, an impressive crowd of guests came: included the US actress Lauren Bacall (1924-2014) in addition to the French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent (1936-2008), as well as the Ukrainian pianist Vladimir Horowitz (1903-1989). And the Swiss Poet Max Frisch (1911-1991) and Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990) fought here, their cock fights. That is, the low-hung but high-trafficked art get always, once again, a few sauce splatters, you. All the works are well-protected facing with glass.

worth Every franc

Gustav Zumsteg had a last will and Testament, that after his death no picture its place is allowed to leave. Since you are the actual host of the crown hall – discreetly in the Background, such as the operation of the premises: None of the works is written. But now the book designer Sibylle Ryser and the art historian Isabel to help Zurich with a fine art paper velvet gold cut: “Pays de rêve – the art of the Kronenhalle in Zurich”, Prestel-Verlag, lists meticulously where which works depends on how big it is and what history it has. Now you can read, with whom you dined. “The price of the book is almost the same as a schnitzel in the Restaurant,” said Zurich at yesterday’s book presentation. With 51.50 Swiss francs, which is not very convenient, but such as the parings worth every franc.