So, we had walked for about an hour when we came upon this group of cows on the mountain. Now, just so you know, I was on a mission to come as close as I could to one of these Swiss cows. Literally, anytime I saw (or heard their bells) I got so excited and screamed "COW!" I don't think I could have come any closer than this..
If seeing these cows wasn't enough, we came upon our first stop on this epic journey.. Restaurant Nussbüel.
You may or may not be aware that I have a slight obsession with potatoes. I love them. Fried, baked, scalloped, shredded, twice baked.. however you make em I will eat em! So when I heard about this dish called Rösti (rue-sh-ti) I was super excited to try it. Rösti is a dish made of shredded potato cooked in butter with small pieces of bacon. At least that was what this one had, but you can add vegetables, cheese... anything! Honestly, the best potato dish ever. Crunchy on the outside, nice and warm and soft on the inside. Take your favorite hashbrowns and multiply them by 10. With the Rösti we had Farmer Sausage, which basically means it was made fresh right in the restaurant. Perfectly cooked with a soft consistency that lets you know it is homemade. Ugh topped with some sauteed onions and it was game over.
Now the dessert, oh the dessert. Gugelhopf is a very traditional bundt like cake that usually has almonds or raisins on the inside. Ours was topped with some awesome nidel (whipped cream) that was made from fresh milk. There was no sugar. None. It was natural and fresh and amazing.
And I earned this delicious treat...
So that was my favorite day by far in Switzerland.. and hopefully by these pictures you can see why. Thankfully it wasn't the last day either!