Saturday, July 11, 2009

Chalet Edelweiss

After several days of driving by Chalet Edelwiess, I finally stopped in. It is a cute (and a bit hokey) Swiss restaurant in Westchester, specializing in Swiss fare like raclette, Schnitzel, fondue, spaetzel, beer, etc. While browsing through the menu I was reminded of Waterfront Cafe in Venice, and rightly so - they share the same owners. Along with the traditional Swiss fare they also serve pizzas from their wood burning pizza oven, but while sitting in the covered patio in between a paper mache Matterhorn and a speaker blaring Swiss accordion music, you might as well skip the pizza and go full speed ahead for a Swiss experience.

I started of with 17oz of Erdinger, and we shared my first raclette ($15.95). Quite good, actually - potatoes, melted cheese, pickles and onions.

Then onto my main course of Rahmschnitzel with SpƤtzle, (spatzle and pork smothered in a mushroom cream sauce $17.95). Yes, it was filling, and good. You can't beat a bunch of cheese, cream and carbs can you?

Then we shared a "just OK" apple strudel. After the beer, bread, cheese, potatoes, spatzle I was so stuffed by this time, it was really hard to enjoy the strudel.

This place is really cute and funny with the all the corny Swiss nick-nacks and blaring music, but can be a lot of fun. Go after the sun sets, since there are no blinds and most of the tables come with a clear view of the sun. Just be sure to come hungry.

Chalet Edelweiss
8740 Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045


Ellen Bloom said...

Thanks, Bree! Now I know where my folks can take me for my upcoming b-day dinner! Sounds divine.

SinoSoul said...

haha! that's a fake Swiss Alps!

Anonymous said...

The alps may be fake - but the people aren't! I went there with friends a few weeks ago - it was so packed we ended up sharing a table with the owners sons - who had just finished hockey practice. Listening to them speak German while eating our dinner made it feel that much more special. But the kids were happy to speak English with myself and my companions - who enjoyed the authentic food while I broke one of my rules and actually had the pizza. Sooooooo good! I was thrilled my friends were stuffed and didn't want to try it. Made for a lovely late night snack. :)

LAkompany said...

Do they have anything that doesn't clog the arteries?

Anonymous said...

I have been all over the world trying Rosti at every Swiss Restaurant I can find. This place makes the worlds worst Rosti, like soggy hash browns. SKIP IT

Boston bankruptcy attorney said...

That mushroom smothered pork... I just had to comment on that because I'm a new fan of this dish!