Summer is one of the best times of the year to visit the mountains. What cuisine to bet on this season? The picturesque views and a walk in nature are perfectly combined with exquisite cuisine from the country of mountain resorts, Switzerland. A traditional menu offered in a gourmet restaurant can make you feel like in the Alps, even if you spend your summer vacation in the Pirin Mountains. What to choose from the rich menu of alpine cuisine? We give you some ideas for a fresh meal in the Swiss restaurant during the summer season, as well as some easy recipes that you can try

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Melting cheeses with wine and eating them with dry bread has become a tradition over the years for the alpine lands. It is a favorite both in Switzerland and in other countries in different parts of the Alps. The dish originated as the simplest and tastiest way to “get rid” of the Swiss from the dried crusts and the old cheese. They used the aroma of white wine to reduce the overly pungent odor. Today fondue is a mania for many gourmets around the world. We can now try this delicacy on home soil, prepared by connoisseurs of alpine cuisine in our country. Many people think

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If you imagine Swiss cuisine only as an abundance of cheese, meat and potatoes, then obviously your knowledge on the subject is not in-depth. It is an interesting fact that in the culinary traditions of the Alpine country one can find different types of light dishes, salads and fish. It is difficult to assume that there are so many different fish specialties in the restaurants of this wonderful country, which unfortunately has no access to the sea. On the other hand, Switzerland boasts more than 50 lakes, each with a size of more than 1 square kilometer and an unknown number of rivers and mountain

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The country in which la dolce vita (in Bulgarian: sweet life) is a philosophy of life, there is no way they are literally not addicted to sweet things. Italy is home to tiramisu, gelato, panna cotta and many other delicious temptations. They have deservedly conquered the lovers of sweets and beyond the borders of the country. For example, Italian desserts have long been part of Swiss cuisine, as well as other Alpine countries. Tiramisu – Italy’s sweet ambassador to the world If you want anyone to tell you the name of an Italian dessert, they will surely point you to tiramisu. Thanks to its simple

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French cuisine is a benchmark in many ways and the preparation of appetizers is one of them. They are those small but very tasty dishes that are served before the main course. Appetizers are usually part of lunch or dinner. They are small portions with a rich aroma, rich taste and attractive appearance. In this way, they fulfill their purpose to whet the appetite. French appetizers are an important element of any exquisite menu, and due to the country’s affiliation with the Alpine countries, many of them are part of Alpine cuisine. Types of appetizers Appetizers are generally divided into two types – hot and

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As famous as a national cuisine is, it can’t help but include something quick to eat. We usually call these dishes alaminuti, which is indicative of the speed of their preparation. The Italian culinary tradition is no exception, although fast food remains in the shadow of the world-famous pasta, pizza and risotto. This does not make them less tasty and noteworthy. Italian alaminutes also carry some of the features of alpine cuisine, as they are part of it. Types of alaminutes Alaminuts are a large group of foods and can be prepared from many types of products. Their main features are that they are not many

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How do we know at home that it is a holiday? It smells appetizing and the table is full of delicious things in large plates. Although the peoples have different customs and rituals, the rich table is common among the holiday traditions in most countries. The Alpine countries are no exception to this rule, on the contrary. In Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Italy and France they definitely stick to good food, and when there is an occasion all the close people gather around the table and enjoy the festive alpine dishes. What is traditionally served on holidays?   The culinary holiday traditions of the Alpine peoples

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The world fame of Italian cuisine is due to the huge variety of delicious, usually not very complicated to prepare and useful dishes.  The richness of the culinary tradition has another dimension, which is expressed in the preparation of traditional for Apennines appetizers, called antipasti.  They have no less presence in the menu than pasta, pizza, risotto and other remarkable culinary works typical of the Mediterranean diet. Italian appetizers are the thing that starts lunch or dinner and opens the appetite. They are also part of Alpine cuisine, which has become increasingly popular around the world in recent years. History of Italian appetizers As usual, when

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Alpine meat pie, known as Pastetli, is a traditional Swiss dish, suitable for both daily home-cooked lunch and for welcoming guests, because it always looks aesthetically pleasing. Pie in a very successful way combines two of the favorite products of people in the raw mountains – meat and bread. According to some Swiss culinary experts, nowadays pie is gradually undeservedly replaced by more modern cuisine. Although considered retro by some households, this specialty has a unique taste and is revered by most of the local population. Therefore, meat pie is considered a traditional alpine dish and tourists in the Alps will miss a lot if

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The popularity of Swiss chocolate has no limits. Due to its high standards of production and the use of only natural ingredients, it has deservedly earned an international reputation for quality. It is impossible to visit the Confederacy and not taste a slice of this “food of the gods”. Although Switzerland is not the home of chocolate, it has become a real symbol of the country. So people are right to ask themselves: why is Swiss chocolate different?   History of Chocolate The origin of raw materials for chocolate must be sought in antiquity, but this time it is a matter of really ancient times. Excavations

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