Getting your day off to a good start
The Hirschen Breakfast
Everything our grandma Grosi Walt served her guests, came from here, was healthy and natural.
And we still do it that way today: at Hotel Hirschen you will enjoy fresh, high-quality products from the Toggenburg region.
Grosi Walt also taught us how important it is to start the day with a good and healty breakfast.
So before you climb the Churfirsten or start your seminar day, we offer you an enjoyable selection of regional meat and sausage products, cheese from the Stofel cheese dairy, homemade Birchermüesli with crunch, fresh fruit, homemade jams and preserves, fresh bread from the local bakery... and of course a good cup of coffee or tea to wake you up!
BREAKFAST FROM THE GOOD OLD DAYS
What our grandma Grosi Walt offered her guests, came from this region, was natural and healthy. In her day breakfast was the most important meal of the day - for guests, tourists, and hikers as well as for the people who lived here and needed to prepare themselves for a day of hard work. Today it is scientifically proven what grandma already knew: A healthy breakfast provides strength and is the ideal start for a good and happy day.
At Hotel Hirschen you can enjoy milk, cheese, and dairy products from the region, natural tea from the Swiss company «Morga», jams and preserves homemade according to grandma's recipes, Swiss free-range eggs, various meat and sausage specialities from the Toggenburg region, and many other delicacies from Wildhaus and the surrounding area.
MILK AND CHEESE
Grandma Grosi Walt got her milk, dairy products, and cheese from local farmers. Today we still procure our milk products from the local dairy Stofel, which manufactures exceptional quality products from the milk of cows, sheep, and goats. The milk comes from the organic mountain farmers of Obertoggenburg, whose animals spend the summer grazing on lush mountain meadows.
SAUSAGE AND MEAT
Here as well grandma Grosi Walt set the culinary bar very high and so we still get our meat and sausage products from the long-established butcher's shop «Metzger». Their Toggenburg sausage and cold cut specialties are manufactured in-house since 1932. The venison meat loaf and the oven-baked ham are produced for our restaurant according to grandma Walt's original recipe. And, of course, the meat comes almost exclusively from Toggenburg animals.
HIGH QUALITY PRODUCTS FROM MORGA
In grandma Walt's day practically all foods available were natural and healthy. In order to offer you the same quality today, we purchase cornflakes, muesli, dried fruit, nuts, and many other products from the Toggenburg company «Morga». This company has been making healthy and natural foods for over 80 years and, as a Fairtrade-certified partner, obtains their source products from certified suppliers whenever reasonably possible.
HOMEMADE JAMS MADE AFTER GRANDMA WALT'S RECIPES
Our grandma Grosi Walt was what we today would call a «power woman» – a hostess par excellence who also pampered her guests as a culinary chef. The recipes for our fine jams and preserves come from her and just like she did back then, we process only the finest fruits in the gentlest ways. This gives Grosi Walt's jams their natural aromatic flavor. Our selection of different varieties, such as strawberry, raspberry, apple, or plum is the ideal complement for a healthy breakfast.
EGGS FROM THE RANGE
In her day Grosi Walt naturally cooked with eggs from hens that foraged on the village meadows and laid their eggs into straw nests, accompanied by lots of triumphant cackling. This has not changed: soft- or hard-boiled, fried or scrambled - we serve only Swiss eggs from free-range farms. Nothing else comes even near our kitchen! Because eggs are a staple food and can only be nutritious and of high quality if they are produced in a manner suited to the chickens' welfare.
«Zopf»: This braided yeast bread has been a beloved Swiss tradition since the 16th century and is absolutely essential for a true Swiss breakfast table. Zopf and other speciality breads and rolls are delivered to us fresh every morning from the village bakery «Alpiger».
What is now called «Brainfood» was a natural part of grandma Grosi Walt's daily menu. In her day there was no need for scientists and nutritionists. People ate what was available in the region and what could be preserved with conventional processing methods – without chemical additives and artificial preservatives. We have taken this principle to heart: on the breakfast buffet you will find a variety of foods marked as "Brainfood" that will guarantee you a good start into a successful seminar or productive working day.