Culinary events

APRIL 2017

Versoix, Genève: April 1-2

At the Espace Lachenal in Versoix, you can attend Festichoc the first weekend of April, a chocolate festival featuring 33 chocolatiers. The event is free and open the public. There will be workshops, chocolate sculptures, children’s activities and of course, lots of opportunities to eat chocolate. 

Salon Divinum
Morges, Vaud: April 5-10

The first edition of Salon Divinum, a new wine fair, takes place at the Parc des Sports in Morges. The majority of winemakers at the event will be from the canton of Vaud, but the cantons of Bern, Genève, Ticino, Bern and Fribourg will also be represented, as well as French and Italian wines. Tickets: CHF 25, per person.

Zürich Bier Festival 
Best Wester Hotel Spirgarten: April 7-9

Featuring Swiss and international beers, the Zürich Bier Festival takes place over the course of three days. With 26 breweries participating in this event, you will have your choice of over 200 beers. There will be workshops and street food stands, as well. Tickets: CHF 20, per person.

Photo courtesy of the Zurich Bier Festival and

Montreux, Vaud: April 26-May 1

The 22nd edition of Arvinis wine salon takes place for the first time this year at the Centre de congrès 2m2c in Montreux. At this event, you will find more than 5,000 different wines under one roof. Tickets: CHF 30, per person.

Journées des caves ouvertes au Lac de Bienne
Biel/Bienne, Bern: April 29-May 1

You can visit the open wine caves around Lake Biel/Bienne for three days in late-April and early May. There are 22 participating wine caves, and you have free access to these locations without any appointments starting from 11:00 a.m.

This list represents my personal suggestions for culinary events all over Switzerland. These can include food festivals, outdoor markets, cooking workshops, meals and more. If you have an event for me to consider for this list, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

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