For centuries the sweet chestnut was the most important staple food in Ticino. Even today the spiny fruit takes center stage at many festivals. This Ticinese specialty, chocolate truffles are enriched with chestnuts, fresh or canned. For even more flavour, add some fine-chopped toasted almonds or fresh-grated nutmeg. 

A new interpretation of the classic dish “stuffed quail” from the Ticino – the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland. A few ingredients make the difference to experience this Ticinese specialty. Buon appetito!

Fish Festival Events

Defying the last days of winter, Sagra di San’Andrea in Murano is held every year. It’s the perfect occasion to gather outside after the long cold winter and enjoy music and cheerfulness, with tasty fish delicacies. The "Fish Festival" is a traditional date featuring a fishing competition starting at dawn, and music, games, an aperitif and lunch for everyone, all in a relaxed atmosphere.