June 2021: World Bicycle Day
On the occasion of World Bicycle Day on 3rd of June 2021, the Greening Embassies Network, the EU Delegation and the International Bern Welcome Desk organised an event to promote the environmental and health benefits of cycling, and to encourage smart mobility among the diplomatic and local communities.
Activities on site
- Get your bike fixed - free mobile service for bike repairs and small maintenance
- Enjoy an organic coffee from the cargo Bike Café
- Meet the members of the Greening Embassies Network and learn more about our activities
- Grab some maps on bike routes in the canton of Bern and get more tourist information
- Get the chance to win numerous prizes
Spring 2021: Grill and Chill
With its "Grill and Chill" campaign, Bern Welcome provides inspiration for springtime experiences – barbecues are one of them! We asked two embassies whose countries are known worldwide for their barbecue traditions to share a recipe: Argentina and the USA.
Chimichurri is a traditional Argentinian sauce that accompanies a good roast (asado). The Embassy of Argentina reveals the recipe that is easy to recreate! Take and mix: fresh garlic (8 cloves), fresh parsley (100g), dried oregano (1 tablespoon), dried bay leaves (2-4 leaves), ground hot ají chili (2 tablespoons), salt (to taste), ground pepper (1/2 tablespoon), sunflower oil (1/2 cup) and wine vinegar (1/4 cup). The chimichurri is served at room temperature over the grilled meat. Asado and chimichurri are, of course, accompanied by a good Argentinian wine.
USA: Ribs, watermelon and coleslaw salads with chili
The Ambassador's chef David Lindsay shows us in a video how he prepares the traditional pork ribs for the US National Day – also delicious on a warm Swiss spring day. Discover the classic ingredients he uses to cook the ribs, watermelon and zesty coleslaw salads with chili. Whether in Bern or Baton Rouge – enjoy your meal!
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