Zurich Foodie Delights Visit London’s Borough Market

Sample Swiss Specialities – Tirggel, Biberli And Taucherli!

Fabian Spiquel of Maison Manesse

Zürich meets London: A Festival of Two Cities
A Multi-venue, citywide festival, London, 17-21 May 2016
  • Artisan Producers
  • Dada inspired gala dinners prepared by Zurich head chef Fabian Spiquel of Michelin starred Maison Manesse
  • Tibits vegetarian and vegan pop-up restaurant
  • Live music, acts and Zürich meets London pop-up radio

This May, Zurich will bring its own foodie delights to London’s Borough Market’ Market Hall with pop-up food stalls and Dada inspired gala dinners, all as part of Zürich meets London. Through a series of cultural, culinary, business and science events, this citywide festival will showcase the very best that the two cities – Zurich and London – have to offer. What are Tirggel, Biberli and Taucherli? All will be revealed…

Food is the way to a city’s heart and the Zürich meets London ‘festival hub’ at the Borough Market Hall will present an irresistible selection of specialities. In the pop up market, artisan producers will offer bites to eat and delicious produce to take back home, including the world-renowned Züri-honey; the sausage of the city, Stadtjäger; or the rock hard yet honey-sweet biscuits, Tirggel.

Chocoholics will be in heaven as they feast on decadent handmade pralines by Taucherli chocolatier; and Leibacher will be offering fresh Swiss ginger bread. Further exhibitors include: Gents Swiss Roots Tonic Water; Stoll Café Zurich; zesty Turicum Gin flavoured with the blossoms of the linden; and many more original Zurich products.

Foodie lovers can also satisfy their hunger at Tibits vegetarian and vegan pop-up restaurant (originally founded in Zurich) or enjoy a refreshing drink at the gin & juice bar whilst listening to music from a variety of DJ’s, live acts and the festival’s very own pop-up radio station. And as an extra special treat, from Thursday to Saturday, diners can enjoy an extraordinary Dada gala dinner prepared by Fabian Spiquel, head chef at the Michelin starred Maison Manesse in Zurich. The 5-course menu takes inspiration from Dada in celebration of the 100th year anniversary of Zurich’s seminal home-grown art movement and will use the freshest produce on hand at Borough Market. Accompanying the feast will be an unforgettable Dada spectacular devised by a quartet of Zurich Chamber Orchestra and the Zurich Festspiele with performances of the renowned Tonhalle Orchestra as well as the Schauspielhaus Zurich.

“What a great challenge this is going to be!” enthuses Fabian Spiquel. “To apply the concept of Dada to cooking and to be surrounded by the global food pantry that is Borough Market – anything is possible!”


Admission: £80.32 – £143.62
Tickets Thursday dinner: Book here…
Tickets Friday dinner: Book here…

For more information go to www.zurichmeetslondon.org

About Zürich meets London – A Festival of Two Cities

As the City of Zurich celebrates this year the 100th anniversary of its seminal home-grown art movement Dada, it has announced a multi-venue festival in London on 17-21 May that will include cultural, science and culinary events. Performing artists and visual artists, scientists, philosophers, top chefs, and musicians all come together to examine and showcase the fa-reaching creative influence of two of Europe’s greatest cities, London and Zurich. It celebrates the crucial role of intercultural cooperation in artistic, scientific and culinary innovation.

The festival is jointly presented by the City of Zurich, Canton of Zurich and Zurich Tourism, the University of Zurich (UZH) and the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) and kindly supported by the Embassy of Switzerland in the UK and the ETH Zurich – The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. Zürich meets London locations include Borough Market, Rich Mix, Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Place, University College London, Central Saint Martins, Imperial College London, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Google UK, Corsica Studios and many more.