FOOD Zurich 2016 –
A Real Feast for Foodies
“This Autumn, Zurich is going to be the world’s food capital for eleven days.” This is the tagline for FOOD Zurich, a food festival for gourmets, foodies and everyone with an in interest in good food. From Thursday 8th September until Sunday 18th September, Zurich’s has its eyes set on 90 different restaurants, chocolatiers, chefs and other businesses – all providing delicious culinary delights to represent the best of what the city has to offer through a series of very special food events. There will be everything from workshops on making pasta to craft beer festivals to Japanese fermentation demonstrations.
So why Zurich? Well why not! Zurich has a burgeoning food scene offering everything from hamburgers and street food to fine dining.
Here are some of the events you might want to make a note of:
FOOD Zurich Opening Night
On the opening night of FOOD Zurich, the best chefs from the best hotels in Zurich will be cooking food for visitors at the Jelmoli Food Market. The event will run from 19:00 to 23:00, and tickets costing CHF 95 per person, are available here at Ticketino.
Crossroads Meats our Veggies
In this 30-minute event running for 6 of FOOD Zurich’s event days, American vegan chef Tal Ronnen, who runs a highly popular vegan restaurant in Los Angeles will be working together with chef Olivier Rais from lakeside hotel Baur au Lac (and one of its meat-based eateries, Rive Gauche) to create a wonderful combination of meat and vegetable dishes. Tickets, costing CHF 125 per person, are available on Ticketino.
The Longest Brunch-table in Europaallee 10th September
On the 10th of September, Jack & Jo restaurant invites you to enjoy a delicious meal at the longest brunch table in Zurich, in Europaallee. More information here.
Swiss Tavolata Farm Brunch with Karin Keller 10th September
Another brunch is taking place on 10th September this time on a farm with Karin Keller from Swiss Tavolata. Enjoy a fresh and natural brunch on the leafier side of Zurich. Children welcome. More information here.
The FOOD ZURICH Party 17th & 18th September
Running on the 17th and 18th of September, the FOOD Zurich party is an event you definitely won’t want to miss. It will feature three main attractions, running at various times: a market, with food from local and regional producers, a number of food stands offering soul-foods of different kinds, and a pub, where chefs from the 20 best eateries in Zurich will be cooking, while radio host Dominik Widmer will be DJing until midnight. For more information, visit the FOOD Zurich page.
Slow Food Youth Event: Eat Colourfully in Autumn
During this event, Slow Food Youth will be transforming Burkliplatz into a colourful celebration of the Autumn and what it has to offer by inviting everyone to an eat-in, under the motto “Eat colourfully in Autumn”. Each guest is invited to bring something to eat, made from or inspired by what they’ve learned in the previous workshops. More information is available on the FOOD Zurich event page.
Of course, these are only a select few events; more details, including a full event calendar, are available on the FOOD Zurich website. Currently it’s only in German, but an English translation is coming soon.
Photos courtesy of Food Zurich
Article by Yuji Aoyama
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