Flavours and Specialities From the Region
What other region could make your taste buds travel as much as a region that offers specialities from not one, not two, but three countries! Our products are just like the region, sweet and generous, so enjoy them, whether you go to the market or the restaurant.
As a starter, let yourself be surprised by the delicious and renowned asparagus from Village-Neuf. You can find this high-quality local product from April to mid-June.
Among the great Alsatian classics, such as sauerkraut and flammkueche, we suggest that you discover THE typical Sundgau dish, featuring the local fish: fried carp. There is a route that takes you through the lakes to discover the region, its history and its fish resources.
To accompany this delicious fish, nothing beats Baden Wine. Due to climatic and geological conditions, the region offers fruity and mineral white wines, as well as red wines with specific flavours. These include Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay, but also Müller-Thurgau, Riesling, Silvaner and Gutedel.
To finish on a sweet and luxurious note, let yourself be tempted by the very famous Black Forest gateau. This legendary Black Forest dessert is a cake made from a chocolate genoise, flavoured with kirsch, and filled with syrup-soaked cherries and whipped cream. The region offers up its most beautiful cherries, from which kirsch is made, another of the region’s great specialities.
Before you leave, don't forget to take away some of the sweet treats which are a Basel secret. Läckerlis are gingerbread-like cakes made of honey, candied fruit and almonds. Born in Basel in the 14th century, it is a signature regional speciality. They are sold in every confectioner in Basel. To keep the pleasure going, you can also let yourself be tempted by “Mässmogges” little two-toned, striped sweets, finger length and filled with hazelnut praline. These sweets come from a long tradition and are mainly eaten at the Basel Autumn Fair.
Still hungry on the road? Stop by Baselland and try one of its emblematic cherries. Once an important source of income for the farming community, cherries in Baselland are a real treat for the taste buds as well as for the eyes. Even today, the scene of cherry blossoms, which appear at the earliest at the end of March or at the latest at the beginning of May, leaves walkers enamoured. The fruits ripen in the sun, which gives them their sweet notes. They can be consumed in many forms: fresh, preserved, or distilled.