Whitefish: a delicacy

One of the finest edible fish of the region is the whitefish, a member of the salmon family (Coregonus). It is served in the region around Lausanne and Montreux – Vevey in a host of ways: as a whole fish, filleted, smoked, as a mousse or in a terrine. "La féra" tastes best of all enjoyed at one... more

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Pinot noir: blue-blooded character

With its 36 hectares, the city of Lausanne is the leading public owner of vineyards in Switzerland. The vines of the Domaine de la Ville are... more

Pinot noir: blue-blooded character
Perch fillets: a culinary delight

Perch fillets: a culinary delight

Anyone travelling along the sunny side of Lake Geneva will notice them time and again on menus: freshly caught "filets de perches" (perch fillets),... more

Whitefish: a delicacy

One of the finest edible fish of the region is the whitefish, a member of the salmon family (Coregonus). It is served in the region around Lausanne and Montreux – Vevey in a host of ways: as a whole fish, filleted, smoked, as a mousse or in a terrine. "La féra" tastes best of all enjoyed at one of the numerous restaurants with views of the lake.

Whitefish: a delicacy

Pinot noir: blue-blooded character

With its 36 hectares, the city of Lausanne is the leading public owner of vineyards in Switzerland. The vines of the Domaine de la Ville are cultivated in integrated production, and since 1803, the fine Pinot noir grapes have been auctioned publicly on the second Saturday in December in the Town Hall. The resulting top-class wines are also available at many top restaurants.

Pinot noir: blue-blooded character

Perch fillets: a culinary delight

Anyone travelling along the sunny side of Lake Geneva will notice them time and again on menus: freshly caught "filets de perches" (perch fillets), served fried, à la meunière, or in a fine white-wine sauce. Professional fishermen sail out onto the lake early in the morning to collect the perch from their nets. Their glittering catch can be bought at the harbours in Lausanne, Montreux and Vevey, as well as at the region's markets. Or you can simply head out onto a breakwater with your rod and try your luck.

Perch fillets: a culinary delight