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

Clothes, Music, Circus, Food … in Zurich this week

A few things going on this week that you might be interested in:

There is a sale of “Trendies” and “Maysense” clothing for both children and women taking place at Zollikon Gemindesaal today and on Thursday 4th October from 9.30 – 18.00. Do take a look and see if you can snap up some bargains.

This Saturday 6th October an Indie rock band from the UK called the Skinny Machines is playing at the Big Ben pub near Hardbrucke in the evening from around 8pm onwards.  Entrance is free and if you want to find out more about them please click here. 
Skinny Machines in Zurich on www.newinzurich.com

Don’t miss all the fun of the fair as Circus Monti is on for a few more days until Sunday 7th October with trapeze artists, clowns and acrobats from all over the world. The circus takes place in a big top located at Kasernenareal in Zurich and for more information and to book tickets click here.

The food and wine festival “Gourmesse.ch” is taking place from this Friday 5th – Monday 8th at the Kongresshaus in Zurich.  More information to follow in our next post.

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!