Chef Profile – Roland Glauser
Chef Roland Glauser
Restaurant: Charlotte Lane Cafe & Gift Shop
Why is it important to support local producers and restaurants?
We need to be self sufficient and depend less on other areas to grow our food. Food is too powerful to let others control it.
What is the one Taste of Nova Scotia product that you can’t live without?
Nova Scotia Scallops
What is a piece of advice you have for home chefs?
Experiment often, sample lots and build your own palate
What is your favourite item on your menu?
Rack of lamb with port wine orange sauce
What is your favourite kitchen “tool” or gadget?
What is the best thing about being a chef and/or owning your own restaurant?
You are your own boss and make your own decisions
What is your guilty pleasure?
Fried chicken with poutine and also Rappie Pie
What is your ultimate comfort food?
Dried meat and stinky cheese with crusty bread and red wine
What is the best meal you have ever had?
Fresh tomato with fresh blue potatoes and a fresh fried egg on an island on Lake Titicaca in Peru…and maybe also dinner at El Bulli in Spain ( Ferran Adria)
Have you cooked for any celebrities?
Richard Nixon, the Pope in 1984, Dudley Moore, William Hurt and a few more…