Dinner For One – A New Year’s Staple in Switzerland

Dinner For One - A New Year's Staple in Switzerland

Happy New Year!

Dinner For One – A New Year’s Staple in Switzerland

Photos of New Year Fireworks Silvester-Feuerwerk Zurich

Have you ever heard of “Dinner for One” ? It’s an ancient British black-and-white comedy sketch which is very popular in Switzerland and Germany and is broadcast every New Year’s Eve. Also known as the “greatest cult film you’ve never heard of”, it’s been aired in German speaking countries every year since 1972! However, although the sketch is all in English, it’s almost unknown in the UK. The Swiss, the Germans and many other Europeans have truly embraced it as part of their New Year rituals. However, surprisingly, in the UK it’s virtually unknown.

This little show, with the catchphrase “Same procedure as always,” holds the world record for the most repeated TV programme in history! However, in 2018 it was broadcast in the UK for the very first time.

It tells the story of Sophie (May Warden), throwing a party for four guests, Sir Toby, Admiral von Schneider, Mr Pomeroy and Mr Winterbottom to celebrate her 90th birthday. However, since all the guests are dead, James the butler has to take turns to impersonate each of the non existent invitees.

In case you didn’t see it, you can see the Dinner For One Sketch here:

Wishing you a wonderful New Year!

New Year Fireworks Zurich

Photo by Geoff Pegler

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How To Celebrate New Year in Zurich

 

New Year Fireworks Zurich 2015 by Geoff Pegler

How To Celebrate New Year in Zurich

New Year Fireworks Zurich 2015 by Geoff Pegler

If you’re in Zurich over the New Year there are lots of activities to get involved in – take a look here to get some ideas and inspiration:

NEW YEAR FIREWORKS 31st DEC

New Year fireworks 2015

People travel from far and wide to witness the beautiful New Year Fireworks over Lake Zurich. The celebrations begin in the afternoon of New Year’s Eve. Unlike most cities where the fireworks begin on the stroke of midnight, in Zurich they don’t start until 20 minutes past! You can buy tickets to have a VIP grandstand view (and there are various dining options too) or you can simply find a great vantage point around the lake or in the old town and watch and enjoy.

There are lots of food and drink vendors all around so you are sure not to go hungry! Please note that it is now forbidden to bring your own fireworks into the city for safety reasons. The firework display lasts until around 12.35am.

Read all about them here.

NEW YEAR’S MARATHON ZURICH

New year marathon - neujahr marathon Zurich

If you’re feeling sporty yo may want to celebrate the last year of the year by running? Zurich’s annual New Year’s Marathon takes place on 31st December through to the 1st January 2020.

Find out all about it here.

OTHER NEW YEAR’S EVE ACTIVITIES

Silvester Crash

If you fancy dancing the night away then how about going along to Halle 622 in Oerlikon and dancing the night away? Find out all about the “Silvester Crash” here.

New Year’s Eve Concert at Tonhalle MAAG

New Year's Eve Concert at Tonhalle MAAG

If you fancy listening to classical music there is a New Year’s Eve Concert at the Tonhalle MAAG, which you can enjoy. Find out more here.

New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise on Lake Zurich

There are a number of dinner cruises takin place on Lake Zurich on New Year’s Ever and as well as a celebratory dinner you get to enjoy the fireworks directly on the lake. Find out all about the  New Year’s Eve Cruises on the lake here.

New Year’s Gala Dinner at Baur Au Lac

If you’d like to dress up and push the boat out, how about the Silvester Dinner at the Baur Au Lac ? Or a 9 course Gala Dinner at the Dolder Grand by chef Heiko Nieder?

New Year’s Menu at A Zurich Restaurant

Alternatively, why not book a table at one of your favourite restaurants in Zurich or try a new one? At this time of year many restaurants offer a special menu.

Silvesterkläuse Celebrations in Appenzell

The Appenzell Silvesterkläuse Celebrations Urnäsch

Alternatively why not take a trip to Urnäsch in Appenzell and see the customary New Year Festival which takes place on 31st December and again on 13th January. Read all about it here.

Dinner For One – Same Procedure As Always

Of course, if all else fails you could simply watch the cult short film “Dinner For One” On TV. Find out all about it here.

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What’s On End of December 2019 Early January 2020

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What's On In Zurich Late November 2018 Onwards

What’s On End of December 2019 Early January 2020

New Year fireworks 2015

The Christmas Markets are over but the next big event is the New Year Firework display. Over 100,000 people are expected to flock to the city for the occasion – and don’t forget the fireworks don’t start on the stroke of midnight but 20 minutes later. See what’s else is on here…

THE ILLUMINARIUM SWISS NATIONAL MUSEUM ENDS 30th DEC: The Illuminarium light show is taking place at the Landesmuseum Zurich. As well as the light show (for which you can buy tickets) there is also plenty to see which is totally free. In addition there are plenty of pop up food booths where you can eat and drink in the grounds. Catch it soon though as it ends on 30th December. See details here.

ILLUMINARIUM VIDEO: Click here to see a short video of the Illuminarium. Click here to see photos of the Illuminarium.

Lenzerheide Zauberwald

THE COLOURFUL MAGIC FOREST IN LENZERHEIDE ENDS 30th DECEMBER: If you’re visiting Lenzerheide don’t miss the stunning Zauberwald or Magic Forest – it continues till 30th December. With beautiful lights, musical concerts and more it makes for a great evening out. Find out more information here.

NEW YEAR’S MARATHON ZURICH: Why not celebrate the last year of the year by running? Zurich’s annual New Year’s Marathon takes place on 31st December through to the 1st January 2020. Find out all about it here.

NEW YEAR FIREWORKS 31st DEC: The New Year Fireworks and celebrations begin in the afternoon of New Year’s Eve. Read all about them here.

New Year Fireworks Zurich 2015 by Geoff Pegler

OTHER NEW YEAR’S EVE ACTIVITIES: If you don’t want to join the crowds watching the fireworks by the lake there is plenty of other things to do. At Halle 622 the all night party called the “Silvester Crash” is taking place, there is a New Year’s Eve Concert at the Tonhalle Maag, you could try to get onboard the New Year’s Eve Cruises on the lake. Also many restaurants in Zurich are serving special menus and the Baur Au Lac is holding a gala dinner. If you’re staying in you can always watch the cult film Dinner For One.

FOOT ET  MONDE ARABE EXHIBITION AT FIFA UNTIL 5th JAN 2020: ‘Foot et Monde Arabe’ is an exhibition at the FIFA football museum in Zurich covering stories about football’s role in colonialism, national identity, women’s liberation, politics, migration, multiculturalism, and of the Arab identity. It continues until 5th Jan 2020. Find out more here.

EXHIBTION ABOUT CRIBS AT LANDESMUSEUM TILL 5th JAN: There’s an exhibition currently ironing at the Landesmuseum all about cribs at Christmas over the past 100 years.Find out all about it here.

CALLING ALL TRAIN & RAILWAY FANS – EXHIBITION TILL 5th JAN: Don’t miss this exhibition all about the SBB, trains and railways. Taking place at the Museum Für Gestaltung in Ausstellungsstrasse till the 5th January. See more here.

PHOTO ZURICH Giveaway

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PHOTO ZURICH 10th – 14th JANUARY: Don’t miss the great photo exhibition Photo Zürich which takes place in Oerlikon from 10th to 14th January 2020. We have 3 pairs of tickets up for grabs. To enter please email us here with 1) Your name, 2) Your mobile number and 3) put the world photo20 in the subject line. For more information about photo Zürich see here.

SHOPPING OPENING TIMES OVER THE FESTIVE SEASON: Check out the shopping opening times in Zurich over the festive period here.

SILVESTERKLAUSE FESTIVAL URNASCHE APPENZELL 31st DEC & 13th JAN: You may also be interested in the traditional Silversklause celebrations (above) which take place on 31st December and then again on 13th January in Urnasch. Find out more here.

The Appenzell Silvesterkläuse Celebrations Urnäsch

LES MISERABLES IN ZURICH 21st JAN – 23rd FEB: Don’t miss the opportunity to see Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed musical at Theater11 in Zurich from 21st Jan – 23rd February.See details here.

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM DAVOS: The World Economic Forum will be taking place in Davos from 21st – 24th January. Find out more here.

MAN’S WORLD 30th JAN – 2nd FEB: The show that focuses on products, services and entertainment for men is back in Zurich from 30th January until 2nd February. We have 3 pairs of tickets up for grabs. To enter please email us here with 1) Your name, 2) Your mobile number and 3) put the word MW2020 in the subject line. The contest closes on 27th January at 10pm. For more information about Man’s World click here.

FESPO & GOLF MESSE 30th JANUARY – 2nd FEB: The FESPO holiday fair and the Gold Fair are taking place at the Messe Zurich from 30th December to 2nd January. Find out more here.

ART ON ICE 2020 6th – 9th FEBRUARY: Art On Ice is back on 6th February with 5 shows in Zurich. What’s more is that it will be celebrating its 25th anniversary. Top world ice skating stars will be present along with Aloe Blacc, Rebecca Ferguson, Bligg, Bastian Baker and Marco Rima. See highlights of Art On Ice 2019 here. Find out more about Art On Ice 2020 here.

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Wellness area and pool at The Radisson Blu Reussen Andermatt

EXPLORING ANDERMATT FROM THE RADISSON BLU REUSSEN HOTEL: We took a relaxing break in the mountains and enjoyed great food and wonderful wellness facilities at the Radisson Blu Reussen Andermatt. Read all about it here.

POP UP CHALET FONDUE AT DOLDER ICE RINK: There’s a lovely new pop up Fondue Chalet right next to the Dolder Ice Rink. It’s lovely and cosy and wooden.Find out all about it here. 

FANCY A FONDUE OR RACLETTE IN ZURICH? The temperatures are dropping and it’s time for fondue in Zurich. Check out our list of top fondue and raclette places in Zurich.

OISHII JAPANESE WINTER POP UP AT WIDDER 9th NOV – 14th FEB: This Winter the Widder Hotel has a new pop up and this time is it a Japanese theme! Paired with Ruinart champagne it makes for a wonderful dinner experience. Find out all about it here.

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Skiing Destinations

SKIING IN LENZERHEIDE / AROSA

SKIING IN LENZERHEIDE / AROSA: This was what skiing in Lenzerheide on Boxing Day looked like! Find out more about the Lenzerheide ski region here.

SKI FUN AT FLUMSERBERG: Fancy skiing somewhere close to Zurich? How about the lovely resort of Flumersberg just over an hour from Zurich. Read all about it here.

SKIING IN FLIMS LAAX: Fancy skiing in Flims / Laax? Take a look here to find out all about this great resort.

SKIING IN DAVOS / KLOSTERS: Find out more about the beautiful ski area of Davos and Klosters here.

GET SKI READY: WHAT TO PACK FOR A WEEKEND SKI TRIP: Check out our list here of things to pack for a weekend ski trip. Take a look here.

SPAS, SAUNAS & HAMMAMS IN ZURICH: If you fancy keeping nice and warm whilst the temperatures all around begin to plummet, how about a Spa, Sauna or hammam? Take a look here for those in and around Zurich.

Spa Day at Tamina Thermal Baths Bad Ragaz

RAINY DAY FUN IN ZURICH: If you’re wondering what to do in Zurich when it rains, (or is simply cold and grey) do check this list of rainy day activities for all the family.

AFTERNOON TEA IN ZURICH: How about a wonderful afternoon tea at the Park Hyatt in Zurich or maybe at the Widder Hotel?

RECIPE OF THE WEEK PEA SOUP: Check out this easy recipe for pea soup which takes just a few minutes to make and is delicious and warming. See recipes here.

ICE SKATING IN ZURICH: Take a look at all these great places to go ice skating in Zurich here.

GIFT LIST: If you got money for Christmas and want to buy a special present for yourself why not take a look at our Gift List list here for some ideas and suggestions.

PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS OF ZURICH AT CHRISTMAS: Take a look at these photos of Zurich all decorated up at Christmas time over the past few years. See the photos here.

NEED A PHOTOGRAPHER FOR FAMILY SHOTS? If you’re looking for a photographer for portraits of yourself, your family and pets, contact Carmen Photo here.

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Vermicelles – A Traditional Chestnut Dessert from Switzerland

Traditional Swiss desserts - Vermicelles

Vermicelles – A Traditional Chestnut Dessert from Switzerland 

Chestnuts - Traditional Swiss desserts - Vermicelles

It Looks Like Worms!

Traditional Swiss desserts - Vermicelles

If you’ve been in any bread or cake shops in Switzerland this Autumn or Winter you can’t fail to have noticed the Vermicelles desserts. Looking like a pile of pale chocolate worms to the untrained eye, they do look quite strange! Their name Vermicelles comes from the Latin “vermiculi” which does actually mean “worms”. However, despite this name, to the Swiss palate they seem to be extremely appealing and so very popular!

What are Vermicelles?

Vermicelles are made from a sweetened chestnut paste which includes chestnuts, sugar, milk and kirsch. You can buy the paste in Globus, Migros or Coop and it is also available frozen. However, it is not difficult to make your own (see recipe below).

Vermicelles are prepared in a variety of ways. You can find them in pastry tarts, in ice cream “coupes”, on their own with a dollop of cream or on meringues with sometimes both cream and ice cream. Be warned though, they are EXTREMELY sweet! Personally, I prefer the unsweetened roasted chestnuts you can buy in the street (or make at home) over Vermicelles dessert, but many Swiss friends are absolutely bonkers about Vermicelles!

Do It Yourself Vermicelles

Once you have either bought or made the paste you simply need to then push it through a special Vermicelles press to create lengths about 15 cm long. You can buy these devices at Migros, Coop and Globus and many other shops.

You can now create your own desserts with meringue, ice cream or cream. If you need some inspiration here is a recipe from Fooby.ch for Vermicelles tartlets.

Here is a recipe from my Swiss neighbour so that you can make it from scratch:

Homemade Vermicelles Recipe

500 – 600g chestnuts

1 litre milk (you can also use water instead for a different texture)

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

100 g or caster sugar (you can use slightly less as this makes it quite sweet)

1 shot kirsch

  1. First of all make an incision in the shell of each chestnut and cook in a pan of boiling water for around 10 minutes.
  2. Shell the chestnuts then place in a saucepan with the milk and sugar and bring to the boil and simmer for 30 minutes until the chestnuts are soft.
  3. Add the vanilla, kirsch and a pinch of salt and purée with a stick blender till smooth, adding extra milk if the mixture is too stiff.
  4. Allow to cool and then use the Vermicelles press to create the long “worms” of chestnut paste. Sometimes after cooling the mixture becomes a bit more set and needs a drop of milk to loosen it up.
  5. Once you have created your Vermicelles spaghetti you can then serve with cream and ice cream or with whipped cream and meringues or put in little pastry cases.

Alternatively pop in to one of the many Confiseries or cake shops in Zurich and try one there!

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What’s On in Zurich Late December 2019 Onwards

What's On in Zurich Late December 2019 Onwards

What’s On in Zurich

Late December 2019 Onwards

What's On in Zurich Late December 2019 Onwards

Wishing you a great weekend! Don’t forget to enjoy the last of the Christmas Markets in Zurich as well as the Heiliger BimBam Market and Sunday Shopping this weekend. Bear in mind too that most of the Christmas Markets and activities end on 23rd or 24th December. However, the Illuminarium (which is closed on 24th and 25th December) will be open until 3oth December. Have a great week and Merry Christmas !

HEILIGER BIMBAM MARKET 19th – 22nd DEC: The “Heiliger BimBam” Christmas Market is taking place from 19th till 22nd December at Halle 622  in Oerlikon. More information here.

ADVENT SHOPPING SUNDAYS ZURICH 22nd DEC: The shops in Zurich will be open on Sunday 22nd December for the last Advent Shopping Sunday of the year from 11am till 6pm. For more information see here.

Christmas Shopping Sundays Zurich 2019

ZURICH’S CHRISTMAS EVENTS: Enjoy the last few days of Advent,  the beautiful “Lucy” Christmas lights in Bahnhofstrasse are lit and the Swarovski Christmas Tree. Take a look here to see what else is going on in Zurich for Christmas. See the top Christmas events here.

SWISS CHRISTMAS MARKETS: Just a few more days to enjoy the Zurich Christmas Markets as they will be closing on 23rd and 24th December. Take a look here.

ICE SKATING IN ZURICH: Take a look at all these great places to go ice skating in Zurich here.

LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS GIFT LIST: If you haven’t got all your Christmas Gifts yet take a look at our Christmas Gift List list here for some ideas and suggestions.

Swarovski tree Zurich - Christmas zurich

SWAROVSKI TREE AT ZURICH MAIN STATION: Have you seen the towering, sparkling Swarovski Christmas Tree at the Zurich Main Station Market? Find out all about this very special tree here.

THE PYRAMID AT STADELHOFEN: Ever wondered about the significance of the Advent Pyramid at Stadelhofen station? Find out all about it here.

PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS OF ZURICH AT CHRISTMAS: Take a look at these photos of Zurich all decorated up at Christmas time over the past few years. See the photos here.

MONTREUX NOËL – MONTREUX CHRISTMAS MARKET TILL 24th DEC: The Montreux Christmas Market or “Montreux Noël” as it is known is this year celebrating 25 years. It’s a great market with a wonderful lakeside position and you can even see Santa on his sleigh in the sky! For information on Montreux Noël Christmas Market see here.

Montreux Noël Santa in the sky

SANTA’S GROTTO AT ROCHERS DE NAYE TILL 24th DEC: If you do visit Montreux a great excursion is a trip to Santa’s Grotto at Rochers de Naye. There not only can you meet Santa, but you can also enjoy some fabulous snowy views and the cogwheel train journey up there is an adventure in itself. Read all about our visit there in this article.

MUSICAL ADVENT CALENDAR AT OPERA HOUSE ZURICH UNTIL 23rd DEC: Don’t miss the Musical Advent Calendar taking place every day from 1st – 23rd December at Zurich Opera House. Best of all it’s FREE! Find out more here.

Lenzerheide Zauberwald

THE COLOURFUL MAGIC FOREST IN LENZERHEIDE 13th – 30th DECEMBER: If you’re visiting Lenzerheide don’t miss the stunning Zauberwald or Magic Forest. With beautiful lights, musical concerts and more it makes for a great evening out. Find out more information here.

MÄRLITRAM TILL 24th DEC: The Father Christmas Tram or “Märlitram” for children (up to 10 years old) is back in town! Find out all about it here.

THE ILLUMINARIUM SWISS NATIONAL MUSEUM FROM UNTIL 30th DEC: Once again the Illuminarium is taking place at the Landesmuseum Zurich. As well as the light show (for which you can buy tickets) there is also plenty to see which is totally free. In addition there are plenty of pop up food booths where you can eat and drink in the grounds. A great place to meet up with friends. See details here.

ILLUMINARIUM VIDEO: Click here to see a short video of the Illuminarium. Click here to see photos of the Illuminarium.

Photos of Illuminarium 2019 Zurich

SINGING CHRISTMAS TREE ZURICH: Don’t miss the Singing Christmas Tree in Zurich! Enjoy listening to carols and songs for this beautiful singing tree and warm up with a Glühwein from the adjacent Christmas Market. Find out all about it here.

CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY

PHOTO ZURICH 10th – 14th JANUARY: Don’t miss the great photo exhibition Photo Zürich which takes place in Oerlikon from 10th to 14th January 2020. We have 3 pairs of tickets up for grabs. To enter please email us here with 1) Your name, 2) Your mobile number and 3) put the world photo20 in the subject line. For more information about photo Zürich see here.

NEW YEAR’S MARATHON ZURICH: Why not celebrate the last year of the year by running? Zurich’s annual New Year’s Marathon takes place on 31st December through to the 1st January 2020. Find out all about it here.

New Year Marathon - NeuJahr Marathon Zurich

FESPO & GOLF MESSE 30th JANUARY – 2nd FEB: The FESPO holiday fair and the Gold Fair are taking place at the Messe Zurich from 30th December to 2nd January. Find out more here.

SILVESTERKLAUSE FESTIVAL URNASCHE APPENZELL: You may also be interested in the traditional Silversklause celebrations (above) which take place on 31st December and 13th January in Urnasch. Find out more here.

The Appenzell Silvesterkläuse Celebrations Urnäsch

EXHIBTION ABOUT CRIBS AT LANDESMUSEUM TILL 5TH JAN: There’s an exhibition currently ironing at the Landesmuseum all about cribs at Christmas over the past 100 years.Find out all about it here.

ART ON ICE 2020 6th – 9th FEBRUARY: Art On Ice is back on 6th February with 5 shoes in Zurich. What’s more is that it will be celebrating its 25th anniversary. Top world ice skating stars will be present along with Aloe Blacc, Rebecca Ferguson, Bligg, Bastian Baker and Marco Rima. See highlights of Art On Ice 2019 here. Find out more about Art On Ice 2020 here.

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NESPRESSO BARISTA MACINE FOR COFFEE LOVERS: Looking for a great coffee accessory for the coffee lover in your life? How about the Nespresso Barista machine which can create the most wonderful coffee and chocolate drinks. Find out more here.

POP UP CHALET FONDUE AT DOLDER ICE RINK: There’s a lovely new pop up Fondue Chalet right next to the Dolder Ice Rink. It’s lovely and cosy and wooden.Find out all about it here. 

FONDUE AT THE WINTER GARDEN AT THE MONTREUX PALACE: If you’re in Montreux by any chance for the Montreux Noël Christmas Market, make sure to book fondue at the stunning Winter Garden (above) at the Fairmont Montreux Palace Hotel. For other things to do at the Montreux Christmas Market see here.

DOM PERIGNON SOIRÉE AT VILLA PRINCIPE LEOPOLDO: We stayed at the wonderful Villa Principe Leopoldo hotel the other weekend for a Dom Perignon Soirée where we got to taste some remarkable Dom Perignon champagnes. Read all about it here.

NESPRESSO’S LIMITED EDITION VARIATIONS NORDIC: Check out the latest Limited Edition Nespresso coffees and choose from Nordic Cinnamon Swirl, Vanilla Princess Cake and Nordic Noir. They are all perfect to get you in the festive mood. Find out all about them here.

BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OF LUGANO FROM MONTE BRÈ: Have you visited Monte Brè in Lugano? With stunning views over the town and lake you can see for miles. See our photos all about it here.

FANCY A FONDUE OR RACLETTE IN ZURICH? The temperatures are dropping and it’s time for fondue in Zurich. Check out our list of top fondue and raclette places in Zurich.

fondue in an igloo Leysin Vaud

PARK HYATT WINTER GRILL IN A CHALET 21st NOV – 22nd DEC: Don’t miss this fabulous opportunity to experience dinner in a cosy little wooden chalet right outside the Onyx Bar at the park Hyatt Hotel in Zurich. Find out all about it here.

OISHII JAPANESE WINTER POP UP AT WIDDER 9th NOV – 14th FEB: This Winter the Widder Hotel has a new pop up and this time is it a Japanese theme! Paired with Ruinart champagne it makes for a wonderful dinner experience. Find out all about it here.

PURE BEAUTY SPA DEC SPECIALS: Spend over CHF 250 on gift sets or gift vouchers and Pure Beauty Spa will gift you an Elemis Anti-Ageing Power Booster facial to enjoy in January, worth 135chf! Learn more about Pure Beauty Spa promotions here.

Skiing in Flumserberg © NewInZurich

SKI FUN AT FLUMSERBERG: Fancy skiing somewhere close to Zurich? How about the lovely resort of Flumersberg just over an hour from Zurich. Read all about it here.

SKIING IN FLIM LAAX: Fancy skiing in Flims / Laax? Take a look here to find out all about this great resort.

SKIING IN DAVOS / KLOSTERS: Find out more about the beautiful ski area of Davos and Klosters here.

GET SKI READY: WHAT TO PACK FOR A WEEKEND SKI TRIP: Check out our list here of things to pack for a weekend ski trip. Take a look here.

SPAS, SAUNAS & HAMMAMS IN ZURICH: If you fancy keeping nice and warm whilst the temperatures all around begin to plummet, how about a Spa, Sauna or hammam? Take a look here for those in and around Zurich.

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THE FOREO MINI 3 CLEANSING DEVICE: Check out the FOREO facial cleaning device that is revolutionising the skincare beauty scene. Find out all about it here.

SWISSLINE’S NEW ESSENTIAL SERUM: Everyone needs a good serum and Swissline have introduced one called the Essential Serum – which is exactly what it is. With prebiotics and probiotics it’s the perfect serum for every day use and would make a great Christmas present. Find out more here.

RAINY DAY FUN IN ZURICH: If you’re wondering what to do in Zurich when it rains, (or is simply cold and grey) do check this list of rainy day activities for all the family.

AFTERNOON TEA IN ZURICH: How about a wonderful afternoon tea at the Park Hyatt in Zurich or maybe at the Widder Hotel?

RECIPE OF THE WEEK – TURKEY STUFFING – 2 RECIPES: Check out these 2 great recipes for turkey stuffing. See recipes here.

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NEED A PHOTOGRAPHER FOR CHRISTMAS SHOTS? If you’re looking for a photographer for portraits of yourself, your family and pets, contact Carmen Photo here.

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Fabulous Coffee Drinks With The Nespresso Barista 

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Fabulous Coffee Drinks With The Nespresso Barista 

Fabulous Coffee Drinks

With The Nespresso Barista 

Have you seen the Nespresso Barista? This Nespresso machine doesn’t actually make coffee, but it does help turn you into a great barista! Intrigued? Let me tell you more …

Fabulous Coffee Drinks With The Nespresso Barista

It’s a clever machine that you use in conjunction with your regular Nespresso coffee maker and it enables you to create an amazing range of hot and cold drinks. It consists of a removable jug and lid, with a large whisk which attaches magnetically to the base. For ease of use everything – except the base – is dishwasher-proof.

How It Works

You simply plug the Barista in, choose the coffee recipe you would like to make from the choice on the LED menu on the front of the machine (or from a selection of recipes on the App) and add the ingredients to the jug and press go! Typically the machine uses ingredients like cream, milk and ice along with the Nespresso coffee of your choice to create a coffee masterpiece.

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Recipe Book and App

The Barista comes its own recipe book with a wonderful selection of coffee drinks and of course, you can even improvise and create your own drinks too. Each recipe takes you step by step through the process and they are very easy to follow. You don’t even need to measure most of the time as the whisk has lines on it denoting the minimum (100ml), intermediate (150ml) and maximum (250ml) fluid levels and each recipe tells you exactly what you need. Whilst your regular Nespresso coffee machine makes your coffee, the Barista takes care of the rest.

Fabulous Coffee Drinks With The Nespresso Barista

Flat White

Nespresso Barista Flat White

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An easy example is a flat white. You simply make your regular Nespresso coffee in a cup and whilst that is being made, you place the required amount of cold milk into the Barista, choose the flat white program and a wonderful microfoam of milk is produced which you simply spoon onto your coffee – et voilà!

Espresso Con Panna

Nespresso Barista Espresso Con Panna

 Photo courtesy of Nespresso

Another example is Espresso Con Panna – or espresso with whipped cream. For this recipe, you make your coffee with your chosen capsule in a small cup and place 100ml of cream (along with a little sugar if you wish) in the jug, select the Espresso Con Panna recipe from the display and press start. The cream comes out of the jug in loose peaks and is perfect for placing on top of your coffee. In fact this consistency would also be ideal for putting on scones for afternoon tea along with jam!

Nespresso Barista Iced Nitro

If you’re looking for a refreshing cold coffee drink, you should really try the iced nitro. You place 3 ice cubes into the Barista jug, add your espresso shot and top it up with cold water to the max line. Simply select Iced Nitro from the menu and the machine then creates the foamiest and most refreshing Iced Nitro Coffee.

Nespresso Barista Iced Nitro

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Nespresso Barista Hot chocolate and mocha

Another favourite is the hot chocolate recipe which is rich, creamy and wonderful! You simply use milk and chocolate and the machine does all the work. A coffee mocha is also a great Wintertime drink too.

Nespresso Barista App

Nespresso Barista app

The Nespresso App is available for both Apple and Android and gives you access to additional coffee recipes and allows you to choose new ones to add to the machine, as well reorder the ones on the machine.

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Fabulous Coffee Drinks With The Nespresso Barista

The Nespresso Barista is a fabulous machine for anyone who loves coffee and has fun experimenting. The recipe is packed with suggestions and there are yet more ideas on the App, but the best thing is that you can literally let your imagination run away with you and create your own twists on the recipes too – just as you can with your cocktail shaker. I had great fun using mine – one tip though – always remember to hold on to the whisk in the middle when pouring out your drinks!

So whether you’re an Iced Frapuccino, a Flat White fan, or a Mocha fan, you can enjoy creating the most stylish coffees ever with the Nespresso Barista.

Fabulous Coffee Drinks With The Nespresso Barista 

This article was Sponsored by Nespresso but all views are my own

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