Swiss Semaine du goût: 8 more good taste days Reminder – long weekend in Switzerland Start your day with a good, healthy breakfast! In this case, my breakfast Thursday at the Bellevue Palace in Bern, which I think offers one of the best hotel morning buffets in Switzerland. GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – This is the year […]
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By Ellen Wallace Saillon, Switzerland (GenevaLunch.com) – There are dozens of good reasons to go to canton Valais right now, starting with temperatures that fall one degree for every 200 metres or so of altitude in the Alps. But the best reason for the next week to 10 days is apricots, fully ripe now, with […]
By Ellen Wallace Most of us don’t have the luxury of going out into the garden, picking the asparagus, then cooking it within minutes, which gives a heavenly vegetable. The best alternative, and this is the season for it, is to go to the farmer’s door early in the morning to buy freshly picked stalks, […]
PRODUCT OF THE WEEK Head for the farmers’ markets before 10:00 a.m. if you want the day’s pick of fresh white asparagus, in season now for only another week or two in Valais, one of Switzerland’s best areas for growing it.
Bern, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The first award for Swiss Winemaker of the year was given Friday evening to Diego Mathier, director of the Adrian Mathier Nouveau Salquenen cellar in Salquenen/Salgesch, Valais, near Sierre. This is the first year the award has been given by the Grand Prix du Vin Suisse, organized by Vinum, Switzerland’s wine […]