I have an interesting dilemma. I have never been to Zurich. Know nothing about the layout, the neighborhoods or anything about it's food scene. Naturally I have researched Zurich here and elsewhere, but can't seem to keep anything in context with my specific needs.
Basically I am going to arrive on a Thursday afternoon after a hell flight from L.A. I am staying at Arabellasheraton Neues Schloss, Stockerstrasse 17-Zurich 8002. I will be in Zurich 20 hours before continuing to Prague, Vienna and Dubrovnik on business.
Zurich is my one night to choose what I do for myself. I know I'll be tired, but I'll muscle through. I am looking for a one night experience in Zurich that is walkable from my hotel (cause walking to and from dinner will be the only way I'll get to see any sights at all).
I do not care if it's expensive, or cheap, trendy or traditional...just authentic to the city (I know it is a very international city so I do not necessarily mean a purely "Swiss" experience either).
If there were a great bar or someplace to stop in for quiet music on the way that would be great. Maybe an after dinner idea too!!
I should add that my travel companion and I are gay, late 30's and early 40's. However, I am not interested in strictly gay establishments. I know EXACTLY what that is like in any city in the world.
I know it's a specialized question that requires some thought and knowledge. I don't really expect a lot of responses. But my experience with Los Angeles Chowhounds has proved to me that there are people out there with the information, the time and the love to point me in the right direction. I promise a full and honest report when I return.
My trip is not until early April I am posting this very early in order to increase my chance of getting a response. So if you want to think about and get back to me later, cool! I am a fun and decent guy with an adventurous palate so do not hold back.
I really appreciate what ever time any of you can put into this!!!