Kugel-News: Sweet Tours in Geneva !
Sweet Zürich tours go west !
I have taken my sweet tooth to Geneva, to reveal addresses of the city’s most passionate artisans, who share their craft with us, whether that’s baking and decorating seasonal cakes, or perfecting a ganache and adding some rather nontraditional ingredients to it. We discover Carouge, the neighborhood south of Geneva’s old town, with a rich history and an Italian flair, and a charm all its own.
Fellow tour guide, Sylvia Graa, and I talk about the big name chocolate makers that give Geneva and Switzerland the reputation for being one of the chocolate capitals of the world; we follow the history from centuries ago to today, as well as learn about how chocolate is made and what all those percentages and origins really mean. And talk plenty about non-chocolate sweets too, including the Swiss take on cupcakes and gelato. Last but certainly not least, you’ll also learn firsthand about tasting !
In addition to her sweet tooth, Sylvia is a local expert on the history of Carouge and another precious thing Switzerland is known for, other than chocolate – watches ! So be sure to let her know if you share the same passions.
“Sweet Geneva” tours are Tuesday to Friday afternoons at 2pm. Sylvia also runs sweet tours on Saturday mornings, with a special bonus visit to the Carouge market. Tours stay small (2-6 people), last about 2.5 hours and cost CHF 85 per person. Private and/or customized tours, as well as gift certificates, are available.
All you need is a love of sweets ! Please e-mail kerrin [at] sweetgeneva [dot] ch for dates and availability.
Le Genève de MyKugelhopf est GENÈVE SUCRÉ ! Sweet Zürich est allé vers l’ouest… en Suisse Romande !
Les tours de Genève Sucré sont également proposés en français, bien sûr. Donc n’hésitez pas à contacter kerrin [at] sweetgeneve [dot] ch si vous souhaitez un tour en langue française !