It’s become a tradition to celebrate Swiss National Day on 1 August in the beautiful Alpine village of Sils Maria in Engadin. Sils is just about a 15 minutes’ drive away from world-famous and bustling St. Moritz, but a world away from all its glitz, glamour and fuss. It’s surrounded by impressive mountains and gleaming emerald lakes, and you may feel like in a fairy tale when you arrive. The air is fresh and crisp, the Fex river – all milky from all the glacier-water it brings – burbles through the village, the sun sparkles. I just love it. (more…)
Last week I told you about my old time favourite restaurants and dishes in my lovely hometown Lucerne, Switzerland, and promised to reveal five more. Here they are! I hope you also like them and that they inspire you to come and visit this beautiful little town. (more…)
My hometown Lucerne is a very pretty – I even dare saying *the* prettiest – town in Switzerland. Surrounded by snowcapped mountains, sitting on the shore of the stunningly beautiful cobalt blue Lake Lucerne, and sprinkled with bridges and an elegant and well-preserved old town from the Medieval, Lucerne has been one of Switzerland’s most popular tourist destinations for more than a century. Lucerne is small and cosy, and whereas I find it exciting to explore new spots when I’m traveling, I enjoy returning to my old time favourite restaurants in Lucerne over and over again, many of which have been here forever. And in each restaurant, I have found over the years my one and only favourite dish to which I will always be devoted to. Here are the first five of my standards. Check out The Roaring Prettiness next week for five more to come.