Here are some recommendations for current and upcoming culinary events in Switzerland:
Drink like the Swiss
A special dégustation event
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Join us for a special dégustation event and meet Andie Pilot, author of the book, Drink like the Swiss, on March 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Neuchâtel. We will surprise you with a selection of Swiss wine and beer to taste during the evening. Andie will also be sharing her extensive knowledge of Switzerland’s drinking culture and taking your questions. Plus, you can learn how to make an easy cocktail with Swiss ingredients. Tickets must be purchased in advance via Eventbrite.
The Faces Behind Food
Until March 31, 2019
Visit the Alimentarium, the world’s first food-themed museum, and discover current theme, focused on the people who make food. The museum offers exhibitions, workshops, events, presentations and digital content connected to this theme.
Château de Chillon
L’Eau à la bouche – Boire et manger au Moyen Âge
Until April 28, 2019
Chillon Castle, located in Veytaux, Switzerland, is currently hosting an exhibition focused on food during the middle ages: L’Eau à la bouche – Boire et manger au Moyen Âge (Mouthwatering – Eating and Drinking in the Middle Ages). You can learn about how people ate, their table manners and recipes from this time period. On the first Sunday of the month, the museum hosts a “Tasty Mouthwatering Tour” (reservations required).
Lausanne à Table
New scheduled announced May 2
Lausanne à Table consistently delivers an annual program full of surprises. In addition to the Miam Festival, you will find culinary events for people of all ages, including hands-on workshops, public markets and fine dining opportunities. The official program will be announced on May 2, 2019.
More than 100 culinary events
May 16-26, 2019
The fourth edition of FOOD ZURICH will feature more than 100 culinary events with a wide range of topics, including tastings, workshops and tours. As always, this ambitious line of event will have something for everyone in Switzerland’s largest city.
International Cooking Summit
May 19-20, 2019
Chefs Alps will host its 8th edition this May with eight guest chefs from Europe. This two-day cooking summit gives participants the chance to see these incredibly talented chefs cooking live on stage. It reminds me of a Ted Talks series for the culinary world. Tickets available online from March.
La Semaine du Goût 2019
Switzerland’s Annual Week of Taste
September 12-22, 2019
Switzerland’s “Week of Taste” highlights regional food products and promotes sustainable practices related to health and the environment, particularly for younger generations. You can attend different events from September 12-22, such as special meals, markets and workshops. Along with many opportunities to taste and learn about delicious Swiss foods, this event has an educational component as well, such as increasing awareness of traditional foods and nutritional eating habits. For 2019, the city of Montreux has been selected as the Ville du Goût.
If you would like to share information about an upcoming food-focused event in Switzerland, please don’t hesitate to contact me. And, for additional information about culinary events, I recommend visiting MySwitzerland.com.
Updated: March 11, 2019