Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Restaurant Rössli in Rothrist, Switzerland

Uh-oh, I was just thinking about Gasthaus Rössli in Rothrist, Switzerland and wanted to start writing about our satisfying gourmet experience there when I checked their website here and what came up? This note:

Gaesteinformation, April 2014
Liebe Gaeste
Es ist mir ein Anliegen, Ihnen auch auf diesem Weg mitzuteilen, dass ich mich aus familiaeren und letztlich auch gesundheitlichen Gruenden entschieden habe, meinen Gastbetrieb im Roessli per Ende Mai 2014 hin aufzugeben. 
Ich moechte gerne wieder mehr Zeit fuer meine Familie in Tunesien haben.
Sind Sie vielleicht noch im Besitz von Gutscheinen? Dann bitte ich Sie, diese rechtzeitig einzuloesen.
Es wird mir nach Jahr und Tag eine besondere Freude sein, sie in den verbleibenden Wochen bei uns begruessen zu duerfen.

Euer Raffi

Gasthaus Rössli in Rothrist, Switzerland
Remember we stayed in Camping Wiggerspitz last Easter as a stop-over during our trip to Italy and then again, during our way back home? Well, during our second overnight stay in the campsite, we all craved fine dining experience. After more than a week of great camping food, I guess we deserve something a little different and not cooked by us, right?

After asking the friendly staff in Camping Wiggerspitz for a good restaurant, they recommended Gasthaus Rössli. We decided to try the restaurant because it is only a few minutes ride from the camping area. And most important, because the restaurant is only a few minutes away from a huge shopping mall. Big points for my girls!

We found the restaurant easily, though we parked in the wrong place :-) The parking area is actually located beside the restaurant's front yard and we squeezed our car in their private parking area.

Upon entering the restaurant, two friendly ladies assisted us to find a comfortable place for us. You see, we have our very tired dog with us in the restaurant.

We were ushered in a corner table, where Rikki found a big place under the table to hang around. She immediately stayed down and slept.

The restaurant is cozy and the service staff were friendly. As for the menu, we had some difficulty in choosing because although they don't have a long list of specialties, they ones on the menu seemed so mouthwatering! We cannot decide right away, despite our grumbling stomachs.

After deliberating and a long discussion, we ordered our favorites (with a promise to let everybody taste our choices!).

I wasn't able to take all food photos but I am telling you, we really enjoyed our meal that night! We could have taken some dessert, too, but the girls wanted to go shopping and we don't have enough time to dally over sweets.

Spinach Soup
MC, who loves spinach, settled for Spinach Soup as starter. She shared it with her sister and her Papa. My husband ordered a delicious Green Salad.

Thai-style Curried Shrimp
Craving for some seafood, I chose the Thai-Style Curried Shrimp with Rice. It was spicy enough for my taste. Yummy! I would have loved to get another plate of the same dish but I ended up helping IC with her Schnitzel with French Fries, her all-time favorite.

Entrecote with Noodles and Vegetables
My husband went for Entrecote with Noodles and Vegetables. He was raving during his first bite because his steak was cooked perfectly - tender and juicy.

We promised we would definitely go back there! But the news about the restaurant owner's decision to give up his business at the end of May 2014 because of health reasons made us think about our decision. Although we are sure the new owner would keep the same quality in the restaurant.

Let's see. For now, we are happy for the chance to experience dining at Gasthaus Rössli in Rothrist, Switzerland last April.

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