I recently visited Switzerland again with my unswerving travelling companion: FERRATUS
Switzerland is a country where I feel at home because of its hospitality and its tremendous similarity with northern Spain: its valleys, its endless green meadows and its white mountains, reminding me of Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria and the Basque Country.
My first stop was Bern. The six kilometres of arcades running round its old centre never cease to amaze me. I recommend going to La Passion du Vin (Schauplazgasse 27) which, as well as being a wine shop is a pleasant wine and tapas bar, where FERRATUS occupies a place of honour. I’m grateful to Thomas and Jürg for their clear commitment to our wines over many years.
For my next stop at Interlaken I was accompanied by: Ueli, a good example of the fact that there are nice people everywhere, and Julia, a Galician who has been living in Switzerland for 30 years. Such a strong woman! We had lunch at the Hotel Aspen (Grindelwald), belonging to Stefan Grossniklaus, a fairytale hotel and good customer for our FERRATUS Sensaciones.
On the third day we went to Aarau, a small town near Zurich which no-one should miss. Accompanied by Matthias Seifritz, de La Passion du Vin (Laurenzentorgasse 7) we went to some amazing restaurants in a town with barely 30,000 inhabitants. That’s Switzerland!
Our last city was Geneva. The little time we spent in this city has made me see that I’ve been missing a jewel, but I’m sure I’ll be back. Thank you Manuela, Antonio, Gloria, Fabien, Juan Carlos – “Spaniards in Switzerland” – for coming to the tasting organised by Ms. Ana María Menéndez Pérez, Spain’s Ambassador Permanent Representative to the Office of the United Nations and other international organisations based in Geneva.
See you again very soon, Switzerland!!!