On our weekend trip to Blue Mountain in Collingwood, after climbing through caves and mountain sides, we had lunch at Swiss Chalet. Swiss Chalet is a popular and rather ubiquitous family chain restaurant in Ontario that serves rotisserie chicken with their specialty Chalet Sauce.
This was the first time I’ve stepped foot in a Swiss Chalet since I was a child. From what I remember about Swiss Chalet is that their food is rather average and their chicken is heavily reliant on their gravy for flavour. It’s a family-friendly restaurant and popular among those with young kids since their choices are affordable and straight-forward.
This time coming here with our big #GenYTO group, we dined in at a large table and was served by a friendly lady. I ordered the “Quarter Chicken paired with eight shrimp sautéed in a light Tuscan garlic sauce meal” as I knew I didn’t want to rely on just eating half a chicken for my entree from past experience; I wanted some variety. I’m so glad that I ordered the shrimp as well since the sautéed shrimp was sooo succulent and juicy! It was easily the best part of the meal. However, the gravy was so yummy and I couldn’t resist dipping not only the mashed potatoes but the roll and chicken in it as well.
The Chalet Sauce was all right; it was tangy and a nice consistency but again, it aligned with what I remember about it — not the best sauce in the world. My personal preference is salty saucy sauce like gravy XD.
Instead of mashed potatoes, Jason got the same thing but with the rice pilaf which looked amazing as well. Most others at our table opted for the quarter chicken deal that day.
I’m really glad that I got to revisit a childhood restaurant but I’m sure if given the choice, I will opt for other restaurant choices since Swiss Chalet offers very average selections of food. No offence. 🙂