Taste my Swiss City: A culinary discovery tour of Bern
This city tour is definitely not in any travel guide (yet). It is a chance to decide for yourself – by choosing the local scene expert to suit your individual taste. Discover their favourite restaurants and be inspired by little delicacies in a rather different way.
Sausage and football fan: Dario
When Dario talks about Bern, he often mentions the quality of life. Thanks to the Aare river and the relaxed nature of the locals, he says, this is particularly high in the capital. Dario is a big football fan, and he can often be found at the city’s former tram depot, where today people brew and – as in Dario’s case – drink their own beer. He is an avid follower of the football club Young Boys and considers the YB-Wurst (YB sausage) served at every home game to be Bern’s one true speciality. His tip for warm days: “Sitting outside one of the many restaurants in the Old Town, having a small bite to eat and simply enjoying life” – a popular pastime among young and old.
Taste my Swiss City with Dario
Cosmopolitan fragrance expert: Brigitte Bern
In her opinion, a local Bernese Platter of sausage, bacon and sauerkraut is a speciality everyone must try. Her favourite bar is the Bellevue Bar. The barkeeper at this legendary location has been an acquaintance of hers for many years and the bar itself is full of anecdotes. The cosmopolitan city-dweller also recommends the roof terrace of the Schweizerhof or the Kornhausbar for an aperitif. When in the mood for some street food, she heads to her favourite Thai restaurant on Brunngasse or peruses the weekly market. “I can never get enough of the fragrances at the market,” she says, adding that they change from season to season. Brigitte is often out walking – sometimes accompanied by her dog – along the Aare river or in the Rose Garden, where she enjoys taking in the beautiful views of the city and its countless arbours. For her, every bit of Bern has its own story. Describing it as peaceful, dignified and noble, she says it is a “reassuring and pleasant place to live.”
Taste my Swiss City with Brigitte
This unusual menu comprises four to seven stops and is not only a chance to explore Bern away from the mainstream, but also to see a different side to its food scene. The rather different view of the culinary landscape is thanks to your insider, who will guide you through the city virtually. Whether trendy, cultural or elegant, choose a culinary expert to suit your taste – and prepare to be amazed by their great tips! It is quite likely you would never have discovered that particular spot without the help of a local.
And the selection of restaurants is not all, you experience something special at every single stop. For this reason, you will not simply be served up something from the menu, but a special little delicacy created just for this tour. It will be big enough to satisfy, but not so much that you will feel too full to enjoy the next stage of the tour, where the next restaurant and next course of this special urban surprise menu awaits.
These tours are not guided and instead walked and experienced independently according to the detailed instructions provided on booking.