The Swiss Grill –
As I’ve mentioned before, the humble burger is quite likely my favourite food. No, not that Burger King Whopper or McDonald’s double cheeseburger that invariably pops into the minds of most; I’ve moved somewhat beyond the charred, greasy offerings at run-of-the-mill fast food franchises. Better burger joints have thankfully been taking root on this lump of rock recently, allowing me to satisfy my craving for a quality patty of juicy, medium-rare beef.
Now, I can’t think of a better place for good beef - and thus burgers - than at a butcher’s. The Swiss Butchery obviously thought along the same lines when they conceptualised The Swiss Grill, a burger bar attached to their outlet at
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My dining partner went for the somewhat unusual Lamb Burger ($15.90), its lean mince sourced from the leg cut. Done to a lovely, juicy medium rare, the burger’s potentially overpowering ovine flavours were coaxed into submission by a wonderfully herby mustard. Crowning this bit of gastronomic engineering was a delightful combination of sweet balsamic-pickled onions, bacon and subtle Gruyere.
Ever health-conscious, my dining partner opted for a special order of Sautéed Vegetables ($8.90) which was not exactly on the menu, instead of the typical sides. The diverse melange of roasted bell peppers, zucchini, crisp and sweet onions as well as plump grilled cherry tomatoes was mercifully guiltless after our otherwise indulgent meal.