Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Swiss Day in Buenos Aires

Switzerland became an independent state in the year 1291.

I have never been to Switzerland, and the way the local economy is functioning, it might take a very long time for me to save enough pesos to make it a worthwhile trip. However, if I do go, it would be great if it would be around their independence day. From what I read, they tend to celebrate with a paper lantern parades, fireworks, bonfires, as well as drinking, dancing and eating.

Here in Buenos Aires, the Swiss Embassy is celebrating the day by sponsoring the kickoff to the "Semana del Chocolate" along with Fundacion EISA.

They have asked Sugar & Spice to participate in their event. We will be there with a stand offering our goodies so please come by, say hello, and peruse the stands that will be offering all things chocolate.

Friday night is a private party for the Embassy, and at least 400 guests.

Saturday and Sunday the doors open to the public from 3pm to 8pm. The cost is $10,00 for adults and $5,00 for children (5 to 12 year olds, under 5 enter for free).

I have a very limited number of tickets for this event. Whoever comes to my shop and spends more than $30 will receive two tickets for this event.

The celebration continues past these two dates:

On Monday the 4th of August from 3pm to 6pm, there will be a class on making marzipan figures by Swiss Cheff Philippe Zellweger and a Truffles and Petit Fours class by Head Baker Hilda Caridi.

On Thursday the 7th of August from 6pm to 9pm there will be a class on how to make artisanal chocolate by Swiss Cheff Carolina Bartalay.

Each of these classes cost $60 individually; if you take two, the cost is $100

The address is Rodriguez Peña 254. You can click on the map below to get a bigger view of the location of the event.

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