December 10, 2009

my swiss weekend and hanselmann's chocolate


i spent a lovely long weekend in switzerland (that's why i missed some posts recently) - we traveled with the train through the highest mountains in this charming country (up to 2235m!) and through the beautiful mountain towns like chur and saint moritz. a part the breathtaking views and peaceful and relaxing atmosphere our journey was full of excellent dining. i didn't know much about the traditional swiss cuisine but i must admit that it's really excellent! i loved fondue and rosti very much (i need to try to make it by myself and share the recipe with you:), but the best thing in switzerland is chocolate... we spent some hours in saint moritz and after a long walk around its beautiful lake we had a lovely cup of tea at hanselmann (the most famous place in saint moritz) and a lovely box full of chocolates that i brought to milan (you can see it above). below hanselmann's caffè and confiserie and my precious box!

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ho passato un bellissimo ponte in svizzera (per quello da un po' che non mi facevo sentire) - abbiamo viaggiato con il treno attraverso le più alte montagne di questo affascinante paese (fino a 2235m!) e attraverso le bellissime cittadine di montagna come chur e saint moritz. a parte le viste davvero mozzafiato e un'atmosfera di pace e relax il nostro viaggio era caratterizzato da un ottimo ristoro. non sapevo tanto della tradizionale cucina svizzera ma devo ammettere che è davvero squisita! mi è piaciuto tantissimo il fondue e il rosti (devo provare a farli e condividere la ricetta con voi:), ma la cosa migliore in svizzera è il cioccolato... abbiamo passato qualche ora a saint moritz e dopo una lunga passeggiata intorno al suo bellissimo lago abbiamo preso una tazza di té da hanselmann (il posto più famoso a saint moritz) e una deliziosa scatola piena di cioccolatini che ho portato a milano (potete vederli sopra). sotto il caffè e la cioccolateria di hanselmann e la mia preziosa scatola!

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spedzilam wspanialy dlugi weekend w szwajcarii (dlatego od jakiegos czasu nic nie pisalam)-podrozowalismy pociagiem przez najwyzsze gory w tym czarujacym kraju (az do 2235m!) i przez sliczne gorskie miasteczka takie jak chur i saint moritz. poza zatykajacymi dech w piersiach widokami i spokojna, relaksujaca atmosfera, nasza podroz byla pelna wpanialej kuchni. nie wiedzialam wiele na temat tradycyjnej kuchni szwajcarskiej ale musze przyznac, ze jest naprawde wysmienita! najbardziej smakowalo mi fondue i rosti (musze sprobowac przyzadzic je w domu i podzielic sie z wami przepisami ;), ale najlepsza rzecza w szwajcarii jest czekolada... spedzilismy kilka godzin w saint moritz i po dlugim spacerze nad pieknym jeziorem zafundowalismy sobie filizanke herbaty u hanselmanna (najpopularniejszym miejscu w saint moritz) oraz wspaniale pudelko pelne czekoladek, ktore przywiozlam ze soba do mediolanu (mozecie zobaczyc je na zdjeciu powyzej). ponizej kawiarnia i sklep z czekolada u hanselmanna oraz moje cenne pudelko!


walking along the streets of zurich's beautiful old town i admired lovely confiseries and tousands of inviting chocolate jewels. all the shop windows were already decorated for christmas and looked very beautiful!

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camminando lungo le strade della bellissima città vecchia di zurigo ho ammirato squisite confiseries e migliaia di invitanti gioilelli di cioccolateria. tutte le vetrine erano già decorate per il natale, davvero bellissime!

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spacerujac wzdluz uliczek pieknego stargo miasta w zurychu podziwialam wpaniale confiseries i tysiace czekoladowych skarbow. wszystkie witryny sklepowe byly juz przystrojone na boze narodzenie i wygladaly przeslicznie!


beautiful views and calm winter atmosphere. below you can see some shots taken during our travel with the train and our long and relaxing walks on the snow. don't you think that switzerland is really a beautiful country? i truly felt in love with it.

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un bellissimo panorama e una calma atmosfera invernale. sotto potete vedere alcuni scatti fatti durante il nostro viaggio con il treno e durante le nostre lunge e rilassanti passeggiate sulla neve. non credete che svizzera è davvero un paese splendido? io mi sono veramente innamorata.

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piekne widoki i spokojna zimowa atmosfera. ponizej mozecie zobaczyc kilka zdjec zrobionych podczas naszej podrozy pociagiem i podczas dlugich i relaksujacych spacerow po sniegu. czy szwajcaria nie wydaje sie wam naprawde piekna? ja zakochalam sie w tym kraju.


i hope to return the next year and already can't wait for it!

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spero di tornare l'anno prossimo e già non vedo l'ora!

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mam nadzieje, ze wroce tam w przyszlym roku i juz nie moge sie doczekac!



28 comments:

Melissa B. said...

Oh, Chocolate and some Superior Snaps! I'm jealous of your trip, but so happy to hear about it!

SNL has Tiger by the Tale...

Annalisa said...

bellissima la svizzera e stupenda Zurigo,la conosco bene!Il ciccolato è davvero delizioso,anche il rosti io l'avevo trovato sulla "cucina di casa mia"e lo faccio spesso,se non hai la ricetta fammi sapere che ti passo la mia,ma come saprai è molto semplice.I paesaggi sono stupendi dev'essere stato davvero un magnifico weekend!
Ci sentiamo presto,
Annalisa

Home and Lifestyle said...

I've only been in Switzerland during our travel to Italy (in the summer, without snow), but it seems a beautiful country.

The chocolate is not good for me :-)!

Have a nice day, Justyna!

Lovely greetings, Ingrid

Megan said...

I love your pictures! I went on a trip across Europe in high school, and I always remember Switzerland as such a beautiful country.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

Oh..how I would love to see this..Switzerland in the snow right before Christmas....looks so lovely..and the chocolate...beautiful...

Funny you mentioned fondue...am going to make it this weekend....I love it....

I'll check back later for more...

Have a cozy day...
Kary
xxx

sabrine d'aubergine said...

Hi Justina, what a lovely blog! I like your pictures, and the special "atmosphere" here. And, as you do, I believe that love lives in the kitchen, too...
Se you soon!
Sabrine

The Blonde Duck said...

It looks like a winter fairy tale! I like the last picture!

Katy said...

Oh! I wish I was you for this post! You seem to have the most wonderful life! Do you know that I love chocolate? I mean, it's an addiction for me. I love rich, dark, creamy chocolate. The richer the better! I was drooling over the windows in the shop!!! Switzerland is on my places to visit when we become millionaires! Thanks for sharing this lovely trip. I must go have a piece of chocolate now!

Kimberly said...

It is so beautiful! I am so glad you had a lovely time, and took so many photos to share with all of us.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Justyna
Your photos of the snow covered trees are simply wonderful!!! You really should put these up in large format.. they are so perfect for xmas. Living here in Australia I have never seen a white christmas..maybe one day..

sorry I haven't been visiting as much.. my project implementation had me working 7days a week through all November and now.. i feel like i've been hit by a truck.. haha

Once again.. beautiful photos.. xx Julie

Auntie Cake said...

Lucky girl to get to visit all thosoe beautiful stores in person! Well, your pictures are the next best thing for most of us. Thanks for sharing. Wish I could get some beautiful chocolates like that around here! So pretty, and love the pics from the train. Those trees are certainly all dressed up for Christmas!

Kate

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Justyna, it looks like you had a great time.
Just beautiful pics !!!I cannot hardly pick my favourite one
Have a nice weekend
hugs hugs

Paris Pastry said...

Wow, those chocolates look amazing! Sounds like you had a wonderful time there!

peasepudding said...

That is the one thing I miss at Christmas, the beautiful snowy scenery of Europe and the Christmas confectionary. The chocolates look yummy, I'm sure they didn't last long :o).

I love your cat sharing post too, what a great idea for kitty and you. I love cats and have two of my own

KatherineAnne said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog :) I hope you have a lovely Friday and a great weekend! xo, KA

figtree said...

Wow..I feel like I went with you. Such beautiful photographs!

Catherine said...

i love switzerland and mostly "their chocolate!"good week end catherine

Devon said...

It is so great that your posts are in three different languages. Now I can practice my Italian. Grazie!

Lacey said...

i absolutely love switzerland and fondue. The first time I had fondue I was sitting outside at a little cafe in Grindelwald, Switzerland. Sigh...

Beach Vintage said...

OK now my mouth is watering....Swiss chocolate is just the BEST!

Madame Sucre said...

Justyna! you are so lucky to visit Zurich at this time of year! I bet it was so pretty!! the chocolate Oh My Goodness! :)

Natasha said...

All that chocolate is making my mouth water! I would love to go there one day...

Best wishes, Natasha.

Claudia Medeiros said...

Wonderful weekend, Justyna ! It reminds me when hubby and I were in Netherlands and we always had some chocolate at Leonidas Chocolate house ... Wonderful memories !!!

Have a beautiful and sweet week, dear friend ;)

xoxoxoxoxo

Kristin said...

I would looooooove to visit Switzerland for the chocolate alone. Ah ha ha

The romantic query letter and the happy-ever-after said...

Your blog was just the thing I needed on this grey awful Sunday. Thank you for sharing your space with me.
Warmest regards,
Simone

MaryRC said...

once again i am envious. those sweets look to die for. and perfect christmas gifts..

Federica said...

Welcome back home!
Quanti cioccolatini...e che bei paesaggi!
Buon inizio settimana!
Baci,
Federica.

Velva said...

The photos are just beautiful of Switzerland! The chocolate is absolutely delicious looking. Glad that you enjoyed your journey and that you could share it with us. Thanks.

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