Gert Alper

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Gert Alper was born in Zurich, Switzerland and trained as a Chef in Lucerne. As his many reviews and letters attest, he has given the Swiss Hutte a European flair and has created a country inn which measures up to many of the famous inns in the US or Europe. It is no accident that Robert Mondavi (of the Mondavi Winery) and his wife chose the Swiss Hutte as their destination in the Berkshires.

Gert Alper is proud to be a chef and this shines through in his cuisine. Simplicity and high quality ingredients are his trademarks. A lot of his produce is grown right in the Berkshires and the Hudson Valley. Gert features some of the most delectable foods in the country including Fois Gras, Coach Goat Cheese and Markistos Tender Greens, to name a few. You’ll find things like domestic rack of lamb, soft shell crabs, Black Angus Beef, milk-fed veal and free-range chicken on his menu. All the baking is done on premises; even his European hard rolls are made from scratch. Everyday, creme brulee is made from locally produced Jersey cream. His meringues are to dream about, and if you’re lucky you might get to taste one of his famous souffles. Of course, you’ll find the well known Wienerschnitzel or Geschnetzeltes Kalbfleisch served with either Rosti or Spatzli. Enjoy cheese fondue in front of the two fireplaces in the restaurant. Outdoor patio dining, anyone? We’ve got it and it’s surrounded with a fragrant flower and herb garden and matching table settings. It’s all here at the Swiss Hutte. We can’t wait for you to visit.

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FOODS OF LOVE: Sinfully rich chocolate cake

Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 - What really brings out the spark is dessert. Here is a recipe for a simple dessert, easily prepared, elegantly presented and certain to keep the spark of your love alive.