You are probably familiar with Swiss chocolate, their many cheeses, and muesli. But did you know that the food scene, just like in Copenhagen, has been moving towards more sustainability, innovation, and local ingredients? And that the metropolis Zurich is at the forefront of this development?
During Copenhagen Cooking, we bring together two of the world's most prominent food cities: Copenhagen and Zurich, under the theme “Zurich meets Copenhagen.” Zurich has invited a number of its most ambitious chefs, dedicated artisans, and innovative producers to a series of dinners, workshops, and taste experiences that showcase Zurich's food culture.
Copenhagen and Zurich share many gastronomic similarities. Both cities have a dynamic and innovative food scene characterized by sustainability, local ingredients, and a constant growth of new producers that help define and redefine the food culture. Additionally, the restaurant scenes in both cities are known for their high quality and international outlook.
Therefor we are proud to introduce Zurich as Copenhagen Cooking's friendship city of 2023.
“Zurich meets Copenhagen” consists of a series of events at local venues as well as activities at the Festival Square at Israels Plads from August 24th to 27th, where you can explore the gastronomy, art, and culture of Zurich.
EVENTS AROUND THE CITY
Delve into the culinary cultures of the two cities with a series of dinners around town.
Enjoy a plantbased tasting menu with Bistro Lupa & Tastelab Zurich, prepare yourself for a multisensory experience with legendary Restaurant Rank and Danish music duo RKDIA for an evening of music and food. Or join in, when Øens Have & Soil to Soul host a dinner with local produce and a talk about regenerative farming. You can also enjoy a grand potato dinner with GastroFutura and H15 and a exclusive vegan pop-up with the young chef, Luca Frei.
A PART OF THE FESTIVAL SQUARE AT ISRAELS PLADS, AUGUST 24-27, 2023
At the Festival Square at Israels Plads, you can meet innovative producers, food artisans, and chefs from Zurich.
The program offers tastings, workshops, and flavorful presentations. Attend a chocolate tasting with the sisters Laura and Fabia Löw, taste the classic Swiss cake called biberli, and learn about the rediscovery of an ancient craft, or explore locally produced non-alcoholic spirits from Zurich.
You can also meet Mika Lanz, a leading figure in urban food systems in Zurich, Esther Kern, who works with the nose-to-tail principle applied to vegetables, or Sara Hochuli and Silvan Leibacher, who specialize in plant-based alternatives to eggs. Se the full program for the festival hub.See program