Swiss Noms: A Swiss Foodie Evening with Interhome

What’s better than an evening spent talking about travel…?

An evening spent talking about travel while cooking amazing food, that’s what!

OK, an evening actually travelling somewhere would be pretty darn good too but when you’re nearly 8 months pregnant, talking and eating is the next best thing.

Last night I was invited down to London for a celebration of Swissness at . The Mosimann Academy is a very swish cookery school. It’s a family-run business with Swiss roots so where better to learn how to cook Swiss food than here?

Our hosts were , a holiday home and apartment rental company with over 33,000 properties in 31 countries. They have lots of places to stay in Switzerland so with it being the ski season, our evening was filled with talk of the Swiss Alps and skiing holidays!

We were ‘cooking’ some Swiss specialities which just happened to be the kind of things you could cook in a chalet in Switzerland. See what they did there? Clever.

I’ve put ‘cooking’ in inverted commas because this was the best kind of cooking ever. It was the kind of cooking where everything is prepared for you. Every ingredient was chopped and measured and sliced and diced. Every dirty dish was whisked away the second you were finished with it and people floated around the kitchen with trays on canopeys. Every ‘chef’ cooked with a spoon in one hand and a glass of wine in the other (except me of course) and we sampled just as much as we cooked. This is my kind of cooking. This is how it should always be!

We made:

Canapes

         Trout Mousse

         Sbrinz Basket, Goats Cheese, Sundried Tomato

Main Course

          Leek & Gruyere Tart

          Veal Emince Zurich Style with Rosti

          Swiss Mountain Salad

Dessert Canapes

          Bernese Crème Brulee        

       Mini Carrot Cake Muffins

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Team Work

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Bernese Crème Brûlée

Bernese Crème Brulee   and mini carrot cakes

The stars of the show were definitely the Bernese Crème Brulee and Mini Carrot Cake Muffins

Most of the other people who attended the evening worked in the travel and skiing industry so we spent a lot of time talking about skiing. Why is it that when you can’t do something, you want to do it even more? I obviously can’t go skiing this year due to Bump and now it’s all I can think about. My Facebook stream seems to be filled with nothing but snowy mountain tops and stunning views. I’ve watched countless videos of people zooming down the hills, effortlessly turning in the dazzling white snow and posing in their brightly coloured ski gear. I’m so jealous and I’ve lost count of the amount of times Sam and I have promised each other that we’ll definitely go next year.

An Inspirational Ending

Just before we said our goodbyes we had a little surprise in the form of a Skype chat. The chat was with a young couple named Sophie and Charlie who are currently living the dream in the Swiss Alps.

Sophie and Charlie are such an inspirational couple and I have unashamedly been stalking them on social media since I discovered them. (I realise there’s no way to say that without sounding like a creepy stalker!)

Sophie is an adventurer and she sets herself challenges and blogs about them over on Challenge Sophie. Now these aren’t your average challenges like cutting out sugar or the Kellogg’s Special K challenge. These are real challenges like triathlons, Ironmans, the Three Peaks Challenge, cycling crazy distances and the world’s first alpine coast to coast. This girl is tough! But listening to her speak last night made me realise this isn’t about fitness or endurance sports, it’s about accomplishing challenges that seem impossible. It’s about living an adventurous life, trying new things and pushing yourself to the limit.

Sophie and her husband are a true inspiration and I recommend you go and stalk

Massive thanks to Interhome for inviting me along for a fabulous foodie evening. And thanks to Mosimann Academy for teaching us some cooking skills and providing a gorgeous Swiss feast.

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16 Comments

  1. January 15, 2015 / 7:30 pm

    Yum, that looks delicious – I always think fondue and raclette when you say Swiss food (ski fuel basically) but this looks delicious.

    • January 16, 2015 / 12:06 pm

      Yes, the perfect ski fuel! Lots of cheese, lots of bread and lots of beer. Mmm, ski food heaven.

  2. January 15, 2015 / 9:57 pm

    The food looks amazing! Skiing is one aspect of travel I’m missing out on due to my fear of heights and speed! I’ve done a fish class at Mosimann, the classes are excellent and the cook book room is very cool!
    Lots of love,
    Angie

    • January 16, 2015 / 12:08 pm

      Ha, you might find skiing difficult if you’re scared of heights and speed! I’m actually a terrible skier because I’m really scared too. I’m OK with heights but I’m just so scared of hurting myself.
      I thought of you while I was at Mosimann, I knew you would have been there at some point. It sounds like all their cookery classes are great.

  3. January 16, 2015 / 2:09 am

    How fun! I love taking cooking classes or food tours when I’m traveling. Everything looks delicious! Thanks for sharing.

    Happy travels 🙂

    • January 16, 2015 / 12:09 pm

      Me too! I’m a terrible cook so people are always surprised when I say I like to take cookery classes and food tours but you can learn so much about the place through the food. And just because I’m bad at cooking doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate good food!

  4. January 16, 2015 / 12:41 pm

    I realise this may not be the most important thing to focus on, but you’ve just made me super hungry just in time for lunch (it all looks so cute and delicious!).

  5. January 16, 2015 / 2:10 pm

    Beautiful foodie pics Monica! I’m so keen to try skiing but I’m not sure if I’m now too old to learn!

    • January 16, 2015 / 4:51 pm

      Shikha pull yourself together of course you’re not too old! I started skiing at 44 🙂

  6. January 16, 2015 / 4:49 pm

    Looks like a fab evening out – love all those little bite sized morsels of deliciousness!

  7. January 17, 2015 / 12:00 am

    Wow, all this food looks amazing. And having a chat about travels while cooking like this could be veeery interesting!

  8. January 17, 2015 / 10:31 am

    Wow that food looks delicious!
    What a great night you had by the looks of it. I’m hungry now after reading that but at best it’ll be a boiled egg with a dash of salt.
    Rob

    • January 17, 2015 / 11:17 am

      Haha, never diss a good boiled egg and soldiers! It has to be a runny one though!

  9. January 17, 2015 / 3:08 pm

    Looks really good fun, my husband is Swiss so am a big fan of rosti. Need to get back into skiing!

    Suze |

  10. January 20, 2015 / 4:53 pm

    Sad I missed this, looks so much fun and your photos are incredible! Hopefully I’ll make another event!

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