Last Day at the Gourmesse fine food and wine Fair


Monday 8th is the last day at the “Gourmesse” fair at Burkliplatz.  If you haven’t visited and you’re passionate about good food and wine make sure you don’t miss out.  You can taste hams, cheeses (see below photo of Willi Schmid who makes award-winning cheese from Jersey milk) as well as wines, beers and champagne. Chef Rene Widmer demonstrates “cuisine sous vide” and there are demonstrations galore.

Gourmesse 2012 Willy and his cheeseRene Widmer Gourmesse 2012 © NewinZurich

Gourmesse is also a place to find hard to source ingredients, gift items, kitchen accessories, gadgets and a show kitchen where top chefs cook up amazing dishes.The fair is open Monday 8th October from 11am till 8pm. Click here for the brochure with all the information. Please click here to read a related article on Willy Schmid’s cheese by Sue Style from the Financial Times.

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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

Grape Picking in Stein am Rhein anyone?

Do you fancy a day out this weekend picking grapes in a working vineyard then afterwards tasting some of the delicious wine from the same vineyard along with local sausages and cheeses? Stein am Rhein is one of those beautiful “chocolate-box’ towns full of character, not too far from Zurich and very close to the border with Germany.

So why not join our friends at Zurich4you on a wine picking and wine tasting event next Saturday 6th October. For full details of the event and for registration please click here.

Zurich Weekend – Bierfest, Alpabzug, Zuspa, Zurich Film Festival, Pink Ribbon Charity Walk, Rowing

Why not raise a glass and celebrate Oktoberfest Zurich style?  The Zurich Bierfest is on at Zurich Hauptbahnof until Saturday 13th October and normally proves to be a very popular event with plenty of beer, lots of live music and entertainment and a fun atmosphere.  It’s advisable to make reservations if you can but there are normally some seats availble if you’re passing by.  For more information and to make a booking click here.

The Zurich Film Festival continues and on Saturday evening the Awards Ceremony take place. Sunday is the last day and for information on the programme of events click here.

There is also an Alpabzug taking place on Saturday Engelberg from 10 – 12 at Viktoriagärtli and there will be a market there from 10 till 5pm..  For more information scroll down to see the previous posts or click here.

In Zurich between Rathaus and Quaibrucke there is a World Rowing Race taking place between 1pm and 5pm.  For more information click here.

Zuepsa also runs for two more days, finishing on Sunday so if you’ve still got more shopping or food and wine tasting you want to investigate do head on down there. For more info click here.

On Sunday the 5th annual Pink Ribbon Charity walk takes plan  at the Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich from 12 noon to 5pm. If you haven’t done so already you can register on the day at 12 noon.

Men, women and children are welcome to participate and for further information scroll down the NewInZurich Home page.

Photos: Zurich Wiese Oktoberfest & Pink Ribbon Charity Walk

Viadukt Festivities, Knabenschiessen & Jungfrau Marathon

Don’t forget the day of fun, food and festivities at the Viadukt Market in Limmatrasse 231 in Zurich starting today and lasting until 2am tomorrow morning! Entrance is free and there is music, art, food, wine, a photo exhibition, a fashion show, tango dancing tasters and lots more. See you there!

On Saturday till Monday there is the Knabenschiesen shooting festival at Albisgüetli, with a Chilbi with rides and attractions. If you happen to be passing through Witikon on Saturday there is a “Dorf Markt”market taking place from 9am – 4pm with lots of stalls featuring diverse products and specialities.

The weekend weather forecast is for warm and sunny temperatures – so you may even fancy a dip in one of the Badis before they start closing for the season from next week onwards.

And if you’re looking for a trip further afield the Jungfrau Marathon is taking place on Saturday too.