Savouring the flavours of Swiss gastronomy
Swiss cuisine takes influences from its neighbours to create unique, and often indulgent, dishes which will appeal to any type of traveller. Fondue is perhaps the country's most famous food export, whether in the form of cheese at dinner, or chocolate as a delicious dessert. Raclette is another tasty choice, made of potatoes with melted cheese and gherkins or fruit. In the capital, Bern, the Berner platte dish is a smorgasbord of smoked meats with various vegetables.
International food is very easy to come by in Switzerland's cities, with Italian and French as perennially popular options. Michelin-starred restaurants in Geneva and Zürich offer fine dining options that let you top off a romantic trip to a holiday apartment in style. If you're looking to try a refreshing local beverage, Rivella is a unique soft drink made with milk that comes in a variety of flavours. Pinot noir and merlot wines are highly popular local varieties, while the brandy Bon Père William is a classic served alongside fondue.