Category Archives: Switzerland

Choice Chews in Charleston With Cook It Raw

Two thirty on  a Friday morning is a helluva time to get up for the day, especially when bedtime wasn’t until 11:30 and I awoke to the telephone at 12:30.
I felt like I was on call at the hospital, but […]

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Highlights of Madrid Fusión 2013 – Part 2 – Weisner, Aduriz and Albert Adría

My second installment from Madrid Fusión covers three very different presentations from Day 2’s main stage. Swiss chef Stefan Weisner prepared a single dish, but did so by fashioning everything about it right on stage. Andoni Luis Aduriz and his […]

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My Top 25 Restaurant Meals of 2011

I will say right at the top that I have never had a more incredible and deep year of dining than I had in 2011. With visits to a number of Europe’s very best temples of Gastronomy, including many of […]

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Swiss Movement – Philippe Rochat’s l’Hôtel de Ville Crissier

When I think of Switzerland, three things generally come to mind: precision, luxury and neutrality. My dinner at Philippe Rochat’s l’Hôtel de Ville in Crissier, just outside of Lausanne reinforced two out of three of them. I traveled there along […]

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Fondue Fun in Geneva

I'm not surprised that in Geneva, Switzerland, arguably the orological capitol of the world, the trains, trams and busses operate with reliable precision. Though charming, beautiful and undoubtedly a wonderful place to live and work, Geneva, at least in […]

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