Bénichon: a gourmet work of art

Bénichon: a gourmet work of art

The Bénichon is the traditional thanksgiving festival in the Pays de Fribourg, celebrated with the classic Bénichon meal: a gastronomic work of art that encompasses no less than eight courses and more than 30 creations. Whole families gather for the occasion, eating and drinking from lunchtime...meer

Gâteau du Vully: sweet or savoury

Gâteau du Vully: sweet or savoury

The celebrated Gâteau du Vully is produced around Mont-Vully near Murten. A yeast-based dough is topped with plenty of cream and sugar; there is...meer

Bondelles: smoked whitefish

Bondelles: smoked...

A speciality from Lake Neuchâtel is the bondelle, a native species of...meer

Gerstesoep: goed gevuld

Gerstesoep: goed...

Graubünden's celebrated barley soup evolved here hundreds of years ago;...meer

Bénichon: a gourmet work of art

The Bénichon is the traditional thanksgiving festival in the Pays de Fribourg, celebrated with the classic Bénichon meal: a gastronomic work of art that encompasses no less than eight courses and more than 30 creations. Whole families gather for the occasion, eating and drinking from lunchtime until late at night. The Bénichon menu is also served at many restaurants.

Bénichon: a gourmet work of art

Gâteau du Vully: sweet or savoury

The celebrated Gâteau du Vully is produced around Mont-Vully near Murten. A yeast-based dough is topped with plenty of cream and sugar; there is also a savoury version, with bacon and caraway seeds. This tastes superb with a wine from the region: a Gewürztraminer, Riesling-Sylvaner, or a Fribourg wine from Mont-Vully.

Gâteau du Vully: sweet or savoury

Bondelles: smoked whitefish

A speciality from Lake Neuchâtel is the bondelle, a native species of whitefish, which is smoked according to ancient recipes. There is also a great tradition of fishing on Lake Murten, where there are still fishing families. Other delicacies here include pike and perch fillets: most memorably enjoyed on a terrace with views of the lake.

Bondelles: smoked whitefish

Gerstesoep: goed gevuld

Graubünden's celebrated barley soup evolved here hundreds of years ago; it also contains many other ingredients including bacon and beans. Now regarded as a delicacy, it is even served at gourmet restaurants such as Jöhri's Talvo.

Gerstesoep: goed gevuld