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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Switzerland: Street Food Bite and Booze of the 2014 World Cup





Up next on the street food guide to the FIFA World Cup 2014 is Switzerland (playing Ecuador at 11am CDT). Commonly associated with fondue, the Swiss love their cheese, their sports, and their liquor. There isn't an incredible street food scene in Switzerland, but what they do have are quick grab and go caf├ęs. In my searches I stumbled accross Zapiekanka and the Saint Moritz Cocktail Switzerland.










Photo Credit: Tasty Trix
Photo Credit: Tasty Trix




Zapiekanka is simple enough. A toasty baguette topped with swiss chard pesto, roasted corn and garlic aioli.  The swiss chard pesto gives the dish a slightly bitter, savory tone while the roasted corn is naturally caramelized and therefore, subtly sweet. "A" is for aioli in my world, so any great aioli is a win. Combine those flavors with the crunch of the baguette and you've got yourself some futbol food!















Photo Credit: Food.com
Photo Credit: Food.com


Even more simple than the Zapiekanka, the Saint Moritz Cocktail Switzerland consists of a raspberry liqueur and cream. It tastes like it sounds: berries and cream. The Saint Moritz makes for a sweet end to any meal, and probably has less calories than a decadent dessert. Named for the famed resort town, the cocktail itself is creamy like the snow covered ski slopes and as luscious as a vacation in Switzerland!