Christin and Kin Chuen Li have a longstanding experience in gastronomy – in Switzerland as well as in Hong Kong. Until the end of 2002, they managed the restaurant “Oriental Pearl”, at Helvetiaplatz in Zurich, which at the time was declared “the best Chinese restaurant in Zurich” by both the media and the connoisseurs of Chinese food.
“With the ZEN in Adliswil, we have fulfilled our dream of owning our own restaurant; we did not want just another Chinese restaurant. Above average cuisine, elegant ambience, memorable hospitality at fair prices, and contented guests who will gladly come back - that is what we are aiming for, for your pleasure and our own”.
Hostess Christin Li began her career at a five star hotel in Hong Kong. She graduated with honours from the well-known school of hotel-management In Crans-Montana (VS), where all the students are English speaking. Christin Li acquired the skills of dealing with a demanding clientele during her ten years of work for different high-class restaurants in Hong Kong and, most recently, as chef de rang for the “Baur au Lac” in Zurich.
Kin Chuen Li left his parents’ farm in the south of China at the age of 13 and began a career as cook in Hong Kong. At the age of twenty, he was already well known as the “King of Dim Sum” and much sought after by the very best restaurants. His career in Europe started at the well-known restaurant “Trois Bonheures” in Geneva. Further positions include the “Dragon City” and the “Oriental Pearl” in Zurich.