Game season in Swiss gastronomy



Autumn is game season in Swiss gastronomy. From village inns to gourmet restaurants, you’ll find game is served everywhere, ranging from deer and wild boar to chamois and partridge, and sometimes even ibex and snipe. Hunting seasons are regulated differently in different cantons – for example, small game hunting in the canton of Graubünden lasts until 30 November. However, some game served by Swiss kitchens comes from the forests of Austria. If the information on the menu is not sufficient, you should always ask. If offal is listed anywhere on the menu, the restaurant owner is often a hunter himself. If that’s the case, you definitely should order a game dish!