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... meer

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Bouchons vaudois: bite-sized

Only a handful of confectioners are permitted to produce these cork-shaped sponge delicacies. Their filling comes as a surprise: the finest almond... meer

Bouchons vaudois: bite-sized
Rissole aux poires: fruity and sweet

Rissole aux poires: fruity and sweet

These pastry cases filled with pear compote are a Geneva speciality, traditionally prepared at home by families over the Christmas period. For the... meer

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

Bouchons vaudois: bite-sized

Only a handful of confectioners are permitted to produce these cork-shaped sponge delicacies. Their filling comes as a surprise: the finest almond praline mass. Their name is a wordplay that refers both to their form, in the shape of a cork (French: "bouchon"), as well as to the French word for mouth ("bouche").

Bouchons vaudois: bite-sized

Rissole aux poires: fruity and sweet

These pastry cases filled with pear compote are a Geneva speciality, traditionally prepared at home by families over the Christmas period. For the filling, a special variety of pear is used – the poire à rissole – which makes these treats especially fruity, juicy and sweet.

Rissole aux poires: fruity and sweet