Roli Roti has a meaty heritage like few other food trucks. Butcher Otto Odermatt and his wife Maria imparted the necessary knowledge (and recipes) for son Thomas to continue the family’s Swiss-born rotisserie tradition in the Bay Area. Now, shiny silver trucks roam the region’s farmers markets, delivering herb-rubbed (sometimes organic) chicken and dripping-enriched, roasted potatoes. Pig also occasionally comes into play, in the form of pork knuckle and porchetta, a spiced, juicy loin with a crisp-skinned belly forming a savory outer shell.
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From Food & Wine , MAY 2008
Thomas Odermatt, the son of a Swiss butcher, re-created part of his family’s business in San Francisco, building a truck from European parts and outfitting it with a rotisserie so he could make the same kind of spit-roasted meats at farmers’ markets that his father sold on the weekends at his butcher shop in the Swiss Alps....MORE
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