After almost two months of hardly eating any cheese in Prague, Germany and Santorini during my European travels, I arrived in Switzerland with a mission (and an appetite): to find and eat as much truffle fondue as possible.
Unfortunately, I’d chosen what is likely the worst time to hunt for truffle fondue: the end of July. Summer hadn’t even finished yet (let alone Autumn), and yet, typical of me, I was already excitedly searching for the most wintery of winter foods.
Almost a month went by of hopeless searching. My favourite place for truffle fondue (and, admittedly, everything else), the Gstaad Palace, informed me that it wouldn’t be until November that they would yet again be serving their truffle fondue, and more restaurants and hotels followed suit with similarly devastating news. In desperation, I tried consoling myself with truffle brie, but it wasn’t the same.
I finally admitted defeat on the 20th August, after searching across the country for any restaurant or hotel that would be able to accommodate my unusual request. 10 days later, as my brother Andrew (who had flown to visit me for my 21st birthday:)) and I were strolling around the city from the Beau Rivage, we chanced upon a pretty little cafe. I was instantly drawn to the red chairs.
Shop striped turtlenecks:
We snapped photos for a good 2 minutes before our love for the red chairs got the better of us, and we decided to sit down for a coffee. Unsurprisingly, as soon as we received the menus, we decided that coffee was out of the question, and as my eyes drifted across the food menu, a certain item caught my eye.
My French is terrible, but the language of truffle lovers transcends all boundaries, and I knew instantly what I had inadvertently stumbled across. Inevitably, I let out a maniacal squeal which caught the attention of our (frightened) waiter, and we eagerly gave our orders.
The wait seemed endless! But finally…
This cafe sure knows how to do colour co-ordination right. I can’t fault their taste in red, which matches very well with lipstick.
As for the fondue?
I think the expression on my face says enough 😉
Andrew was super excited to try this famous Swiss pudding on his last day in Switz- creamy Gruyère cream on a bed of meringues, with berries laid on top.
While I was happy I wouldn’t be leaving this foodie haven just yet.