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Over 1,000 restaurants are betting on vegetables on October 1st

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Over 1000 restaurants from Lake Constance to Lake Geneva are taking part in the Swisstainable Veggie Day on October 1st. Switzerland Tourism wants to celebrate sustainable gastronomy on the official World Vegetarian Day and has called on innkeepers to serve their guests something vegetarian. It’s all about local vegetables – which are healthy, tasty and also good for the climate. We present eight restaurants from which one would not necessarily expect this: the country inn, which has a hearty menu, the steakhouse, which focuses entirely on meat, or the noble hotel with its highly endowed restaurant, where vegetables are usually the great decoration on the table plate is.

Restaurant Frohsinn in Nunningen SO

A stately country inn owned by the innovative landlord Roger Henz: the Restaurant Frohsinn in Nunningen.

The cheerfulness in Nunningen looks like you would imagine a country inn: an older, well-kept, stately house with a garden restaurant. For 35 years, the menu of the Henz family’s restaurant was accordingly: cordon bleu, cream schnitzel, sausages. The latter were even made in-house. Ten years ago, son Roger took over, gradually adapting the menu and integrating vegetarian dishes – even though his brother and cousin are butchers. Recently, the kitchen has been making everything itself for the ravioli, from the dough to the filling, including meatless versions. Even the spring rolls that a Thai neighbor produces are vegan. The innovative landlord has now installed e-bike charging stations in front of the restaurant. On the Swisstainable Veggie Day, the focus will be on the veggie burger, among other things. His cousin, the butcher, developed it. And won an award for it. “If you want to attract guests from outside, you have to do a lot for it,” says Roger Henz.

Restaurant Säntis summit AI

Thanks to its unique location, the Säntis summit restaurant offers a spectacular view.

The guests of the Säntis summit restaurant will receive a very special menu on October 1st: an exclusively vegetarian and vegan menu. “The chefs in our three restaurants find it very exciting that we are taking part in Veggie Day. Some have already announced that they absolutely want to work in the kitchen that day,” says Remo Brüllisauer from the Säntisbahn, which, in addition to the Säntis summit, also owns the Schwägalp restaurant and the Passhöhe inn. The excursion restaurant on the Säntis at over 2500 meters above sea level, the Säntis summit, has vegetarian dishes on the menu, just like the other restaurants. These are mainly tried-and-tested dishes such as Chäshörnli or Chäsröschti with fried eggs, but also a vegetable tartare, for example. New creations will probably be added on October 1st.

The Swisstainable Veggie Day

On World Vegetarian Day on October 1st, Switzerland Tourism, together with GastroSuisse, HotellerieSuisse and Planted, is proclaiming the Swisstainable Veggie Day. It should become a milestone for sustainable gastronomy in Switzerland. Together with restaurants, hotels and partner organizations, the three institutions want to inspire domestic and foreign guests to enjoy vegetarian food. Everyone should take part, from top gastronomy to simple mountain restaurants.

On World Vegetarian Day on October 1st, Switzerland Tourism, together with GastroSuisse, HotellerieSuisse and Planted, is proclaiming the Swisstainable Veggie Day. It should become a milestone for sustainable gastronomy in Switzerland. Together with restaurants, hotels and partner organizations, the three institutions want to inspire domestic and foreign guests to enjoy vegetarian food. Everyone should take part, from top gastronomy to simple mountain restaurants.

The Restaurant at The Dolder Grand in Zurich

Top chef Heiko Nieder is highly decorated with 19 Gault Millau points and 2 Michelin stars.

There are not many chefs in Switzerland who are as highly decorated as Heiko Nieder from the luxury hotel The Dolder Grand in Zurich: he has received 19 Gault Millau points and 2 Michelin stars for his work at The Restaurant. Nieder is taking part in the Swisstainable Veggie Day. “It is important to me to be able to offer all guests something – especially when there is a trend towards vegetarian and vegan cuisine. I, too, have to constantly reinvent and develop myself. It’s fun, and I keep my finger on the pulse,” he says. On October 1st he will introduce a new vegetarian menu to celebrate the event. What is special about vegetarian or vegan menus in the starred kitchen? «I have to do without many animal products, which are actually indispensable in a star kitchen, especially when it comes to stocks and sauces. But with a wealth of ideas and many years of experience, you can also create taste explosions with vegetarian and vegan dishes.»

Restaurant Tout un monde …, Grandvaux VD

Dine in the heart of the Lavaux vineyards and with a view of Lake Geneva.

Located on the main square of Grandvaux, the restaurant Tout un Monde… with a view of Lake Geneva, in the middle of the Lavaux vineyards, impresses with its authentic cuisine, using products from local producers. As can be seen on the menu, the restaurant places a special emphasis on vegetarian dishes (at least one starter and one main course, as well as the recommendations in the menu of the week). On the occasion of the Swisstainable Veggie Day, the already tempting offer will be supplemented by a 100 percent vegetarian surprise menu from the chef. «In addition to a gastronomic offer that relies on high-quality regional products, meat and fish-free dishes form an essential part of our menu. These dishes are also becoming increasingly popular,” say Céline and Yohann Gsponer, the friendly owners of the restaurant.

The Steakhouse in Lachen SZ

The steakhouse in Lachen offers a relaxing lake view on the terrace.

Of course, the steakhouse at the Marina in Lachen primarily serves meat. But vegetarian dishes, especially if they come like the meat from the grill, can also be a culinary delight, the restaurant’s kitchen is convinced of that. To show that, it takes part in the Swisstainable Veggie Day. “We want to make a wide range of customers happy with our food,” says gastronomy manager Dejan Savic. Of course, he could understand that someone special and only for a 1.2 kilogram grilled tomahawk came to their steakhouse. “Perhaps our original vegetarian dishes will also inspire you to try something new and think about a balanced and sustainable diet with lots of vegetables.” On Veggie Day, the steakhouse will offer a separate menu with sophisticated starters and main courses, as well as a selection of vegan desserts. As always, the focus is on the charcoal grill.

SAC Medelserhütte GR

Hearty meals are available in the Medelserhütte at over 2500 meters above sea level for mountaineers and hikers.

She cooks at 2524 meters above sea level – depending on the season and the weather. The crew at the Medelserhütte in Graubünden prepares dinner for up to 60 people. They are all hungry, because they have at least a four-hour ascent or an even longer day tour behind them. But anyone who thinks that the hikers only ask for meat dishes here is mistaken: around a third of the visitors order a vegetarian dish when reserving their beds. “It is important to them that the meals are wholesome and filling,” says hut warden Verena Kuhle. And just serving spaghetti with tomato sauce would probably not be accepted. The vegetarian hits are the vegetable lasagne or pizzoccheri. It is therefore quite possible that she will serve one of these two dishes to guests on Swisstainable Veggie Day, she says.

Restaurant l’Ecluse in Bienne BE

Dining in a former compass factory: that’s possible in Biel.

The restaurant l’Ecluse is located on the language border in a former compass factory in Biel and invites you to a culinary excursion through the Jura and the Seeland. Sebastian Kunz and Fabiano Dagostin, the operators of the restaurant, emphasise: “From the earth to the plate and back to earth – everything is connected. Like nature, our menu changes daily and adapts to what our region has to offer within a radius of 50 kilometers.» Their goal is to show the beauty, diversity and history of their products in a sustainable and tasty way – in the spirit of the circular economy. «We do without frills and concentrate on the essentials. We maintain direct cooperation with farmers and producers who share and live our values.» In other words, the Ecluse philosophy sees gastronomy as a cycle: from the product to processing and disposal. Usually the restaurant always has a vegetarian option on the menu as well. On the occasion of the Swisstainable Veggie Day, the friendly Ecluse team would like to make its guests even more aware of this diet.

Jack’s Brasserie in the Hotel Schweizerhof in Bern

You think you’re in France, but you’re sitting in Jack’s Brasserie in the middle of Bern.

It is in the very best location in Bern: just a few meters from the train station, near the Parliament Building. Jack’s Brasserie in the Hotel Schweizerhof, furnished entirely in the French style, is frequented by prominent Swiss politicians. The menu is traditional, as you would expect from a brasserie: from tartar to boeuf bourguignon to pepper steak. On the Swisstainable Veggie Day, the brasserie complements the meat-heavy menu with a vegetarian three-course menu, whereby guests can also order the courses individually. “It’s a nice opportunity for us to show that vegetarian dishes can also be fun,” says the kitchen.

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