Warm up those Autumn Evenings at Frau Gerold’s Garden

Autumn is upon us so why not try some “hearty fare” and warm up in Frau Gerold’s tent … mulled wine, raclette, soup, oysters, game, chestnut desserts and more.  A variety of  3-course menus (Sfr. 68) are on offer all served up inside the tent. Are you tempted?
From Tuesday October 9 to Saturday 27 October (Tue-Sat) Frau Gerold’s kitchen is open at Geroldstrasse 23/23a, 8005 Zurich. Reservations are recommended on 078 971 67 64 (from 11 h – 22 h). En guete!

Olma Festival in St Gallen 11th – 21st October

Have you ever visited St Gallen?  If you haven’t then maybe this coming week is the time to go as you could combine it with a visit to the “Olma Fest” which starts tomorrow. As well as being a very historic town, St.Gallen has long been the trading and economic centre of Eastern Switzerland. In fact  its trading history dates back to the 15th century to Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor, who decreed in 1466 that nobody should put up any barriers to trade in St.Gallen.
The “OLMA” festival is one of the most popular fairs in the whole of Switzerland. Every year this Swiss agricultural fair show cases a variety of livestock, live “Schwingen” (Swiss wrestling) competitions, country music, arts, crafts, culinary delights and specialities, as well as special events such as an “aqua expo”. OLMA also features “Säulirennen”, or piglet racing for which it is famous!
Taste, try, learn, compare, buy: around 650 exhibitors will be offering a wide range of products, specialties, and attractions. And one thing you definitely won’t be able to escape at Olma is the legendary scent of bratwurst. After all, what could be more Swiss than a Bratwurst?
For more information click here.
Photos courtesy of Olma

Viadukt Event Friday 7th September Food, Music, Entertainment and more

If you haven’t yet visited the Viadukt in Kreis 5 in West Zurich, then Friday 7th September would be a great time to go!  They are having a special day and night of events and entertainment when they will stay open late till 2am. 64 shops, restaurants, and bars will be opening their doors on the day. There will be amazing food from all the delicatessens – local and international culinary delights for gourmets and gourmands of all ages. From sushi to Swiss specialties like bratwurst and raclette, to a Fontaine d’Absinthe – there will be lots of variety!  There will be music from the Flying Carrots, Ben Johnson and Ruedi Burkhardt and more, a photo exhibition, book reading, dancing under the stars in the form of tango taster sessions, a big fashion workshop and plenty to keep you busy. All shops will stay open till 11pm but the entertainment will carry on till 2am! Entrance free! For more information and a programme of events (in German) click here:

Photo courtesy of Viadukt

Impressions of the Doerfli Faescht

Well there was sunshine and then showers in Zurich this Saturday and sometimes the rain was more than a light shower!  However, there was a great atmosphere at the Doerfli Faescht  – lots of stalls, with jewellery, drinks, raclette, bratwurst, thai curry, noodles and lots more.  There were also live bands playing and karaoke which all added to the fun.  And if you missed out – it’s still going on today!

Photos © NewInZurich