Roadfood Switzerland - part 1
The hubby and I recently got back from 2 weeks in Switzerland. I know this site is dedicated to roadfood in America, but thought it would be interesting to post an American roadfooder's perspective on Swiss roadfood.
We stayed with our friend Ruedi and his wife Franziska in Pfaffikan, on Lake Zurich. We met Ruedi last summer when he was staying in our hometown of New Glarus, Wisconsin and working as a chef at the New Glarus Hotel. We found a Harley Davidson motorcycle for him to ride while he was here, and he promised if we would come to Switzerland he would get a bike for us and we would ride in the Alps. So that's what we did.
Me, Loyd, and Ruedi at the Hofe near his house in Pfaffikan, Schwyz, Switzerland
Rest stop on the Klausen Pass in the Alps
Lunch in "Old" Glarus at the Gasthof Baren. This is Loyd's pork tenderloin.
There are hotel/restaurants like this everywhere in Switzerland
William Tell statue in Altdorf. New Glarus will be celebrating William Tell Fest over Labor Day weekend. Now I see where it all started.
The Alps are truly amazing. The pictures don't do it justice. And I can't think of a better way to see them than by motorcycle.
Peti's is the Swiss version of a biker bar. It happened to be right down the street from Ruedi and Franziska's apartment, so we found ourselves there several evenings. After a long day of riding it was nice to relax on their patio with a beer.
Peti's also has great food! This is the Grillteller, the biggest dinner on the menu. It consists of half a veal brat, half a Shublig sausage, a pork chop, veal chop, pommes frites, and a mixed salad.
the wurstkasesalat at Peti's - a cheese and sausage salad. Hey, it's still a salad so that makes it healthy, right?
Another lunch stop in the southern canton of Valais. Here the waitress spoke French. Ruedi's wife had to translate to Swiss-German, then Ruedi translated to English for us. All these languages are so confusing!
I've had veal sausage and roesti many times in and around New Glarus. This is the real deal, slightly different and superb.
A beverage stop near Gstaad. We were just drinking soft drinks -they serve everything in a fancy glass.
A rare treat for most American tourists - we were treated to a barbecue at the vacation home of Franziska's sister's family. The small chalet was located in the seemingly ancient village of Finan, at the top of an alp in Valais.
A view of some of the old buildings in Finan.
I seem to be having trouble with my photo hosting site. I'll hopefully post more photos from our trip when I can get it working again. Until then I hope you enjoy the report so far!