By Sandy Zimmerman
(Photos by Sandy Zimmerman and the Ox Restaurant)
Time seems to have stopped at the village of Interlaken. Even though their Old Town dates back to the Middle Ages, tourists can be assured the restaurants offer international cuisine from around the world.
The OX Restaurant and Grill takes Swiss cuisine to the next level. Executive Chef Maximilian Kessler creates some tasty recipes that have never been seen before.
Their warm goat cheese starter served on a stone sounded interesting!
Chef Maximilian explained, “Goat cheese is popular in Europe. We grill the goat cheese with a honey sauce. This is served with fig mustard vinaigrette and apple and pear chutney.”
The creamy cheese with the chunky chutney brings new taste sensations to the meal while the artistic appearance tends to make the meal more enticing. Using a stone instead of a plate added to the look of the meal.
The goat cheese is served two ways spread over the stone along with a bowl of small goat cheese.
The touch of difference can be seen in the OX beef tartare mixed with Belper Kholle cheese is served as a choice of spicy, mild or whisky.
Visitors can try many local cheeses while traveling around Switzerland.
Where is the burger in their iceberg burger salad? There’s mountain cheese, bacon and chives but no burger. The people of that region are called Burgers!
Chef Maximilian offers exciting taste combinations and interesting ways to serve the food. “We make it fresh, local and make it Swiss. It is our philosophy to offer fresh, high-quality regional products. Sometimes we change and work with the recipes but the most important thing is quality products.
These traditional Swiss dishes sound as good as they taste. Chas-Schnitte consists of melted cheese on bread soaked in wine.
Main courses include lamb rump steak, Swiss chicken breast, veal escalope, spareribs, pork chop, Eden prawn skewer and fresh salmon trout fillet. The spareribs are cooked with home-made garlic and chile sauce.
Most all of their dishes are cooked on the grill or in the oven, the healthy way.
And if you prefer a change because of a diet, the chef says, “Yes, this is no problem because everything is made fresh. We can do it.“
Steak lovers have a selection of fillet (6-½ ounces), sirloin (10 ounces), rib (12 ounces) and T-bone (18 ounces) steaks.
Whether you look for a traditional Swiss meal or new sensation, this is a restaurant with something for everyone.
The OX Restaurant and Grill is downtown Interlaken, near the train station and hotels, in the commercial area. For information, see their website and other websites about the region: www.interlaken.chwww.myswitzerland.com
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