Zurich restaurants feature a selection of both international and Swiss specialties. The local favorite is rösti (potatoes grated and fried). You should also try Züri-Gschnätzlets (shredded veal cooked with mushrooms in a cream sauce laced with white wine) and Kutteln nach Zürcherart (tripe with mushrooms, white wine, and caraway seed). Another classic dish is Leberspiesschen (liver cubes skewered with bacon and sage and served with potatoes and beans).
Among local wines, the white Riesling Sylvaner is outstanding and great with fish. The light Clevner wines, always chilled, are made from blue Burgundy grapes that grow around the lake. You should be able to order wine by the glass, even in first-class restaurants.
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