"Fondue Chinoise" is the leader in the Swiss Christmas kitchen. Easy and quick to prepare, this meal means the host can spend more time at the table enjoying the company of guests. This fondue takes cheese out of the starring role and onto the dessert plate, while the range of tasty sauces and meats make fondue chinoise a highlight.
How it's done
Urs Schwerzmann, Manager at Mövenpick's Wine Cellar in Zug, recommends the 2012 Compleo Cuvée Noire from the Staatskellerei Zurich.
This cuvée blend of Pinot Noir, Diolinoir and Cornalin perfectly matches Fondue Chinoise. Its deep fruits paired with solid complexity stay front and centre even with the rich flavours of the meal's side sauces. Serve it a little cool for an unforgettable Christmas meal.
CHF 18.50 / 75 cl
In Sweden people generally enjoy a huge buffet of many different tasters over a period of several days! This is known as a Swedish Julbord ("yule board"). There is so much on there but we will pick out one recipe, the Janssons frestelse. Vodka and beer are the preferred festive beverages!
How it's done
Domenico Calabro, Manager at Mövenpick's Wine Cellar in Jelmoli Zürich, recommends the Swissmade vodka Xellent.
This Swiss masterpiece is not as viscous as vodkas distilled from wheat. It's very sweet in the nose, like pure chocolate, and freshly sweet on drinking. The surprisingly long aftertaste reminds us of rye bread and finishes with a fascinating aniseed and bubblegum flavour! Quite unique.
CHF 52.00 / 75 cl
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