Malakoffs: potentially addictive
Culinaire highlights – These crispy fritters made with cheese, egg, white wine and Kirsch are not free from danger. Quite a few visitors have tasted one, ordered a couple more, then a couple more… the record is supposed to be twelve! The story goes that French-Swiss mercenaries brought the recipe home from the 19th-century Crimean War, perfecting it into today's delicacy.
Vacherin Mont-d'Or AOC: hot stuff
Culinaire highlights – Gourmets like it hot: they place the pine-wood box in silver foil, pour a tangy white wine over the cheese, and bake it all in the oven. Served with potatoes, crispy bread and nuts, this "mini-fondue", unique worldwide, is an exquisite delicacy. Try it for yourself – either at home, or in one of our cosy and welcoming restaurants.
Papet vaudois: a crafty creation
Culinaire highlights – Potatoes, leeks and a tasty pork-and-cabbage sausage: that's papet vaudois, the favourite dish of residents of the Lake Geneva Region. According to legend, this delicacy was created in the village of Orbe more than 1,100 years ago. The locals had insufficient meat to feed the king and his entourage who were passing through, so they added cabbage to the sausages to make the meat go further. The king was impressed – and the villagers had created a unique dish.
Linth corn: exceptional taste
Culinaire highlights – Linth corn is a wholegrain corn: the entire kernel is ground, complete with husk and germ. It therefore retains its full content of vitamins and minerals, and because its fat content is higher, it has a particularly rich flavour. As well as the customary corn dishes, it is also used to make beer, whisky and bread.