Gourmesse.ch – fine food and wine from all over Switzerland in Zurich 5th – 8th October

Do you like fine food and wine? Enjoy cooking? Fancy tasting some delicious gourmet food and drink from Switzerland and beyond? If so, make your way over to the Fine Foood Fair Gourmesse.ch which will be held this Friday 5th October until Monday 8th October at the Kongresshaus near Burkliplatz in Zurich. With over 150 exhibitors the 18th Gourmesse.ch exhibition is bound to offer something for everyone.

As well as fine foods and delicacies such as cheeses, coffee, bread, chocolate and meats from all over the country, and from Italy and Sicily too, there will be show kitchens featuring chefs such as Michelin starred chef Antonio Alampi and his team, Tobias Funke and Mauro Gianinazzi from Funkes Obstgarten and Pacal Haag and Tobias Hosli from Restaurant Hiltl to name just a  few. There will be opportunities for tastings, master classes and seminars on all things “foodie”.  There will also be great selections of wines, beers and champagne to tempt your palate.

And why not bring your children along? Children under 12 are free and there are complimentary childcare facilities for them where they will be entertained with food themed projects of their own. There are also reduced entry prices for 13-16 year olds and as well as for pensioners.

Opening Times:

Friday 5th from 12 noon – 10pm                                                                                    Saturday 6th from 11am – 9pm                                                                                    Sunday 7th and Monday 8th from 11am – 8pm

Entry: CHF 20  (Students and Pensioners and children aged 13-16 pay CHF 10 )   Children up to 12 free of charge.

Location: Kongresshaus Zürich
 044 206 36 36, www.kongresshaus.ch                             For more information on what’s on offer (in German) please click here.

Photos: Gourmesse.ch

Züspa 2012 in Oerlikon – Shopping, Food, Wine and lots more

From 21st September – 30th September Zuespa is once more in town.

This annual event which takes place at the Messe in Oerlikon, next to the Concert hall,  is like a cross between the “Ideal Home Show” and an English Country Fair.  Not only do they usually have live animals such as sheep and goats and sometimes lamas on display outside, but they also have 1000s of square metres of shopping opportunities of all varieties on the inside, with wine tasting, delicatessen and food tastings as well as a variety of restaurants, cafes and bars.

Züspa is open:

Monday – Friday from 12 till 9pm, Saturday from 10 till 7pm (with the food halls staying open till 9pm) and on Sunday all Halls are open from 10 till 7pm.

Tickets cost CHF 12 for adults and CHF 6 for children. You can buy a special rail and Züspa card online  giving discounted entry if you arrive by public transport and for more information click here.

Viadukt Evening 7th September

Did you make it to the party at Viadukt on Friday? Lots of fun, foods, wine, music, art  and dance. Here are some photos from the evening. A great place to go with a large group and definitely something for the diary next year too!