Swiss Roesti Promotion

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Swiss Roesti Promotion

Swiss Roesti Promotion
from Friday, September 08, 2017 to Thursday, September 21, 2017 further notice !

Long live “ROESTI”!

Roesti is a typical Swiss dish. But since when, actually? And for how long have potatatoes been known in Switzerland? It is not easy to give a definite answer to this question. According to the histroy, the potato was brought to Spain from South America by the Conquistadores during the second half of the 16th century, and then spread to the rest of Europe. It seems that, at the beginning of the 18th century, a mercenary from the Canton of Glarus brought potatoes back to his home from Ireland. According to other sources, the first potatoes very imported to Switzerland by Swiss Guards and Rome Pilgrims coming back from Italy between 1585 and 1590. It is, however certain that Basle scholar, Caspar Bauhin, professor of botany and anatomy at te University of Basle, cultivated this oplant in his botanical garden, described it and gave it the latin name it still bears, “Solanum tuberosum:

But what about the first Roesti? Here again, Albert Hauser surprises us with the following story: “Countless new recipes were invented for the preparation of the fruit (potato). Soon potatoes were being served for breakfast and, starting from Zurich, spread throughout the alpine region and the Bernese area as well as the French speaking part of Switzerland, where roasted potatoes called Roesti began to replace the traditional milk soup which the farmers used to eat for breakfast”. For quire a long time, Roesti provided the base of a hearty breakfast for Zurich and Bernese farmers. A plate of Roesti was put in the middle of the table and everybody ate with his own spoon directly from his side of the plate. The spoonful of Roesti was then dipped into one’s cup of coffee or milk to increase the flavour.

Soon Roesti was appreciated in other cantons as well, and prepared according to special recipes. However, it is not known whether the different recipes date from earlier times, or whether they have only recently been created. Let’s not worry about that! The variety of preparations shows that Roesti is not just an ordinary dish, but a delicious speciality for different tastes. Be it with cheese, with (beef) bacon or ham, enriched with fried eggs, with cream or seasoning herbs, Roesti is the pride of our national cuisine. A fact which is confirmed by our foreign guests.

SWISS ROESTI DISHES

SWISS ROESTI WITH SMOKED SALMON
(Roesti with smoked Salmon garnished with Sourcreme, Chives and Onion Rings)
RM 39
SWISS ROESTI WITH CRAB MEAT – CRAB CAKE ROESTI
(Roesti with spicy Crab Meat served on Greens with some Crème fresh and Lemon)
RM 39
SWISS ROESTI WITH MEATLOAF – FRIED EGGS
((Roesti-Ring and Meatloaf in the middle, topped with a fried eggs)
RM 39
SWISS ROESTI WITH FRIED EGGS
(Roesti plain with two fried eggs on top)
RM 22
SWISS ROESTI “BERNESE”
(Roesti garnished with cubed Beef Bacon /Turkey Ham)
RM 40
SWISS ROESTI BUTCHER’S PLATE AND APPLE SLICES
(Roesti topped with fried eggs, complemented with grilled Sausages and Apple Slices aside)
RM 45
SWISS ROESTI FORESTIVE
(Roesti with Mushrooms, Turkey Ham, fried eggs and various Spices)
RM 55
SWISS WINE GROWER’S ROESTI
(Roesti with Rashes of Turkey Ham, Gruyere Cheese, fried eggs)
RM 69
SWISS ROESTI “VALAISANE”
(Roesti with melted Raclette Cheese on top, mixed with Turkey Ham / Beef Bacon)
RM 55
SWISS VEGETABLE ROESTI (Vegetarian)
(Roesti mixed with Carrottes and Chives and Feeta Cheese / Sourcreme on top)
RM 39
SWISS APPLE ROESTI (Dessert)
(warm Apples sliced, Cinnamon mixed with thinly sliced French Bread, mixed Raisins, served with whipped Cream and Vanilla Ice Cream
RM 20

Your Choice of Salads INCLUDED:
Cabbage Salad with Cumins - Cole Slaw Salad - Green Salad

NET PRICE – INCLUDING ALL TAXES AND GST