Swiss Chalet Chicken
My love for pastrami is only matched by my passion for rotisserie bbq'd chicken accompanied by a hot tangy brown sauce. I know that are other Canadians in New York who must miss Swiss Chalet or Cote St. Luc BBQ as much as I do. While pastrami has quelled my cravings for smoked meat, there is nothing which I have found in the New York city area that comes close to Canadian style BBQ chicken. Has anyone found something similar in this great city?
Hey Mitch. L'Express (24 hr French bistro on Park at 20th) makes a really good rotisserie chicken, although they don't have the brown sauce like you can get at places in Canada. Every time I'm home I go to either Swiss Chalet or St. Hubert. Also, when I go home I like to bring back a few packages of either Swiss Chalet sauce or St. Hubert sauce that I can use at home with my L'Express rotisserie chicken. I'll be watching this thread closely to see if anyone has a good spot in NYC for this stuff.
Thank you my fellow Canadian. What you have done is very creative although I have found that the packaged sauces just don't measure up to the freshly brewed varieties. I have written to Swiss Chalet suggesting that they open a restaurant in the Metro NYC area. I would encourage any other Canadians living here craving this uniquely Canadian delicacy to do the same. If enough voices speak, they might actually do it!
If I am not mistaken, Dallas Jones BBQ started as Swiss Chalet. It doesn't have the "dry, taut" skin that St Hubert has, but the price is right. Could bring back memories.