Baselbieter Kirsch: rich and fruity
Baselbieter Kirsch: rich and fruity – Baselland has a great tradition of fruit-growing. On the sunny slopes of the Jura mature the delicious, deepblack cherries that local distilleries make into pure Baselland Kirsch (cherry brandy) – traditional, fruity, and with a unique flavour. A great souvenir of the region – and an ideal gift to bring home.
Flammkuchen: pizza, Alsace-style
Culinaire highlights – This wafer-thin dish made of bread dough is a speciality from neighbouring Alsace that is now widespread on the Basel side of the border. The "Alsace pizza" is scattered with crème fraîche, red onions and bacon, and baked in a wood oven. Other ingredients can be added at will – with Flammkuchen, the only limits are to your imagination!
Mostbröckli: family secret
Culinaire highlights – Mostbröckli from Appenzell are one of the finest creations of the butcher's art. Tender pieces of beef loin are placed in a spicy marinade, and then smoked using selected varieties of wood and herbs. How, exactly? Butchers refuse to say. Each has a slightly different Mostbröckli recipe: a family secret, passed from parent to child.
Risotto: a creamy delight
Tessin – There is hardly a restaurant in Ticino that does not serve a home-made risotto. And hardly a Ticinese who will not philosophise for hours about which rice variety, which white wine and what cooking time are the only "right" ones. The fact that the first and only Swiss rice is cultivated in the Terreni alla Maggia is a matter of special pride for them all.