A work trip to Zurich overnight, I had a hectic first day and had to grab lunch at the train station as I was boarding a train… and this is what I found… weiner stuffed into a baguette with mustard and ketchup… eh. It did the job, and the sausage wasn’t bad!
I found Pulcino, an Italian place, that had a good menu and was PACKED at 7pm on a Monday… so I decided it would be a good option! I started with a market salad, which was perfect… it wasn’t of the Swiss variety that I love so much, with all sorts of bits and pieces on top of greens with a creamy dressing, but it was a nice mix of ingredients, and contrary to the picture, did not have too much dressing.
Then, I kind went crazy. One of the options on the specials menu was casarecce pasta with chicken, mushrooms, and grape tomatoes in a light cream sauce. Usually, the idea of chicken and pasta to me is really weird… I’ve always thought of it as a US dish, and the kind that you find in Cheesecake Factory-type places… but for whatever reason, it was what I was craving tonight…
And it really hit the spot. As it wasn’t a huge serving, the cream and cheese didn’t overwhelm… and actually, the chicken and mushrooms went really nicely with the al dente pasta. I may be a chicken and pasta convert!