Food for Thought: Switzerland’s Culinary Landscape
The 2018 Soirée Suisse was held on Wednesday at the Embassy of Switzerland in Washington, D.C. “Food for Thought” was the evening’s theme, bringing Switzerland’s Culinary Landscape to the center of attention and honoring two exceptional chefs—Henry Haller and Daniel Humm— with the Tell Award for their impact on the culinary scene in the United States.
The theme of the Soirée Suisse was all about food, and our guests were taken on a Swiss culinary journey through food mappings, culinary landmarks, and live cooking stations. Thanks to Nestlé, this year’s Soirée Suisse partner, the life of a honeybee became a vivid reality through Häagen Dazs’s virtual reality experience. Guests also had the opportunity to discover “augmented food” designs—such as moving desserts and musical chocolate—and to learn more about the importance of water conservation in rice farming.