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If your cheese-o-meter is not yet full, then fill up on some liquid gold fondue in your favorite location! Here are some ideas.

Hans-Rüdi's Chalet
Crowne Plaza Geneva
Avenue Louis Casai 75-77
1216 Genève
022 710 30 52 reservations
Hans Rüdi's chalet awaits you at the Crowne Plaza Geneva. Consisting of a wooden chalet with pretty flower boxes, red and white checkered curtains and log pile against the wall, has just been installed in front of Crowne Plaza Geneva's main entrance. Guests can enjoy a homemade fondue, prepared according to Hans-Rüdi's own recipe.
Eight guests, at most, sit around a large wooden table covered with a red and white checkered tablecloth. The walls are decorated with colorful paintings on wood, old ski poles and snowshoes.
The menu is chalked on slates attached to the wall: fondue moitié-moitié (Vacherin and Gruyère AOP), cepe mushrooms fondue, dried meat and a plate of cold cuts. As dessert, pineapple carpaccio and fresh mint, or meringues accompanied by Gruyère double cream and red fruit.
All under the gaze of a photo of Hans Rüdi and his dog Bruno.
Hans Rüdi's chalet is open every day until mid-March, midday and evening.


Set in an idyllic, tranquil location in Vaud's La Côte region, Reon Coetzee calmly pulls out every pan in the kitchen. "You must taste one of everything... from boerewors to black pudding!" Reon was kind enough to offer Jenny and Lisa from Know-it-all passport a tasting, complete with fried bread, baked beans, and all the trimmings. Jenny exclaimed, "I am now a big fan of your South African boerewors - I will have to get some for my husband the next time he fires up the barbecue."

British-style sausages, bacon or black pudding, South African boerewors, biltong, chilli bites and dry wors, “expat-friendly” meat cuts (aged steaks, ribs, chops, roasts, burgers, kebabs), as well as various venison sausages and pies with local flavor will make your mouth water. With locally sourced meat, using traditional recipes and methods, Meat Point is really your new source.


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An empty fridge is a common source of stress, not just for stay-at-home parents, but also those who lead busy lives at work.  If you happen to be a working mother or father as well, then it can be a real challenge to keep your fridge stocked with the right ingredients for a healthy, varied and balanced diet. Not only do you have to find the time to buy the food, but then you have to set aside yet more time to cook it when you get home!

Which is why two working mothers from Geneva, Marica Serio and Samantha Meregalli, came up with the idea of Food Attitude – a new concept where you can have delicious, ready-made, healthy and gourmet meals delivered directly to your home or office!

With dishes being prepared in their chef’s kitchen from Monday to Friday, it is possible to order a different main dish for lunch or dinner every day, as well as a soup, and natural beverages, not to mention their delicious sweet treats, free of refined sugar – more about those later!

Given the importance attached to having a varied diet, meals are planned on a weekly basis so clients can choose from up to five different main meals over a one-week period! At the time of writing, clients had the option to choose from daily classics which included:

  • Pasta salad with pesto, bacon, avocado, cashew nuts & arucola
  • Soup: Cucumber & Granny Smith smoothie
  • Tonic Detox water
  • Organic Peach, Apricot & Hibiscus Herbal Tea
  • Lemon & Coconut Vibes Bliss Balls

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Place de Sardaigne, Carouge, 14 - 16 June 2018

After its huge success in 2017, the second edition of the Festibière de Genève will take place on 14 - 16 June 2018 at the Place de Sardaigne in Carouge.  This is the biggest open air festival of locally produced craft beer in Geneva and features 25 different craft brewers from the region, including 2 from the Alsace region of France, and over 150 different beers to try!

Live music and great food!

But that’s not all: there will be live music each night, featuring local bands like FullBlast, Las Vegas Parano and the Square Brackets and great international foods at 8 different food trucks.

Free entry - order in advance to get your glass

Entry to the festival is free.  To access the tasting, you need to buy a glass and tokens. There will only be a limited number of 2018 Festibière glasses, so to ensure you get your souvenir glass and to avoid lineups at the event, you are advised to buy your glass in advance at www.festibieredegeneve.ch. Don’t worry if you don’t get your glass - once the 2018 glasses are gone, there will be other glasses on consignment for tasting.

Barbare outside

A new crowdfunding project has been launched with the aim of reopening a beautiful old café in the heart of Lausanne.

Following its closure in 2016, Le Barbare has been sorely missed by the residents and tourists of Lausanne, who used to meet regularly there during the day for one of its famous hot chocolates, or later in the evening for an aperitif.

Situated on the well-known “Escaliers du Marché” leading down from the cathedral, the café first opened its doors to guests back in 1951.  With such a historic location for its address, fans of Le Barbare are keen to retain the café’s link with its traditional and geographic past, rather than see it reopen as office space or other commercial entity with less of a community spirit to it.

Barbare inside

To do this, they need to raise money. The café requires renovation if it is to conform with current standards for safety and hygiene, especially in the kitchen area.  So three friends and former “regulars” of Le Barbare – a historian, a geographer and an entrepreneur - have come together to form an association to raise the funds, not just for the immediate restoration, but also for start-up capital to get the business up-and-running as a café again.