Any recommendations for outstanding Swiss cuisine in sin city?
There is also a small place near Decatur and Sunset called Cafe Berlin. They have a very traditional German menu and is highly rated. Just a simple small family owned place.
I was in Zurich last March for three days and was never aware there was such a thing as Swiss cuisine. I had an interesting meal that was based around dipping things in melted cheese. My thanks to my host for that new experience.Otherwise, I don't remember many specifics. Switzerland is quite expensive so I didn't put a big emphasis on eating well while I was there. I was still on a high from the great food in Barcelona. I did have a great dinner in Bregenz Austria, because I begged my friend to take me across the border to cross another country off my list. The food was very German, which is fine as I love an authentic German meal.
O.O That's just FONDUE! Not really all that interesting or new. O.O Not meant as a personal insult, I promise. Just my observation. :)
As far as whether there is such a thing as "Swiss cuisine," all I can say is that yesterday we had dinner at a Portland restaurant called "Swiss Hibiscus."
Here's a link to their website wherein they say they have "authentic Swiss cuisine."
I had rosti valaisanne as an appetizer and emince Zuricoise as my entree.
Whatever you want to call this style of food it really hit the spot, and I hope to find similar gustatory delights in sin city.
O.O That's just FONDUE! Not really all that interesting or new. O.O Not meant as a personal insult, I promise. Just not observation. :)
That's fair; I didn't describe it properly. Here is a picture of what the waitresses bring to you, as much as you want. The cheese has about the viscosity of Slime (that green stuff kids played with in the 70's).
To be honest, when I got my first plate I thought it looked like somebody puked on it.
As you can see from the picture, the table also had pickles, those little corns, and onions to dip in the cheese.
There were different kinds of cheese they bought you. BTW, they have more types of cheese in Switzerland that just the kind with holes.
The idea used to be that each of you had a dipping fork and the cheese stayed in the pot. You speared a piece, dipped your food in the hot cheese, and either pulled it off onto your plate or pulled it off with your teeth, without touching the fork to your lips or mouth. And you kept eating bite by bite.
In the early 70s, fondue parties were all the rage. On ebay you'll see dozens of retro fondue sets in orange, avocado green, and red with matching long forks. There was a sterno jar in the pot frame.
I've never been to Switzerland, so defer to your host's method of eating that.
I was only in Switzerland once, back in the mid-80s. As I recall, 90% of the cuisine is either German, French, or Italian (ratio depends on which Canton you're in). Unlike fondue, which is French in origin, raclette is one of the few dishes that is 100% Swiss.
CORRECTION: I just checked on Wikipedia and I was wrong about the origin of fondue. Like raclette, it too was invented by the Swiss. I guess they are really in to melted cheese.