Basel Food and Drink Guide

FLORE the French Wine Bar

Go to Paris without leaving Basel – Flore the French wine bar, wine, oysters and jazz….

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Beer tasting and great food at Matt and Elly’s microbrewery

Matt and Elly is a small micro brewery, bar and restaurant is near the Musical Theatre in Basel.  It has a large terrace area outside and prides itself in offering their own craft beers and locally sourced food and plant based options for the environmentally conscious diner.  The bar is very arty, cool and there is a mellow vibe to this place which is terribly inviting.

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Enjoy a curious coffee at Basel’s old mortuary

When I entered the Zum Kuss, Cafe Kultur Bar, I was taken a back about how quirky, small and inviting the space was. There were wooden, old style, Parisian seating, a large table with candelabra on it and the most intriguing wall of spirits behind the bar, it was a bit like walking into the bar version of Diagon Alley’s wand shop.

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Asparagus a local delicacy of Basel

Asparagus is grown in abundance in Switzerland and is considered a local delicacy. It’s best eaten in season which is end of April to early June.

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A tour of Basel’s best microbreweries and beer halls

Take my tour of Basel’s microbreweries and beer halls, doable in one day or over time. There’s a vibrant microbrewery scene in Basel and many a wonderful beer hall to drink a beer in the bar, on the terrace or to take away. Cheers and enjoy!!

Recipes from Louise and Jim

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Foraging for elderflower to make a summery cordial

It was a warm sunny day today so, I headed to Niederbipp in Canton Solothurn, a region I used to live in. I wanted to go foraging in the woods with the hope that I could also pick some Elderflower. Why? These beautiful delicate flowers are packed with fragrant yellow pollen that makes the most delicious summer cordial.

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