When Breakfast at Tiffany meets Switzerland!

Hi everyone hope you’re having a fab day!

Wow! Can’t believe it myself that a horrid rainy day resulted in discovering Treichler, the most famous bakery in Zug (about half hours drive from Zurich) is not only famous for their fabulous Zuger Kirschtorte…blackrabbitphoto_treichler-13

but currently…wait for it…even has one of Audrey Hepburn’s original silk dresses on display! (only until end 2016)blackrabbitphoto_treichler-6

Did you know that between 1954 and 1968 Audrey Hepburn lived on the Bürgenstock (another awesome day trip from Zurich)?blackrabbitphoto_treichler-4

Audrey would go and eat a piece of Kirsch torte in Treichler as a little personal reward after her dentist appointments (hehe – wonder if her dentist suggested this?). If you understand german you can read more about this in the Treichler Newspaper.

It’s amazing just how many famous people actually fell in love with the Treichler Kirsch torte: Winston Churchill, Charlie Chaplin, Pope Franziskus to name a few!

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So what is this famous Kirsch torte you may ask?

Its basically a sponge cake with pink cream spread on each side and then sandwiched between two layers of almond meringue. Most importantly though, before assembling the sponge is wonderfully doused in Kirsch ( a cherry liqueur).

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With 20’000 cherry trees and 400 different sorts of cherries I guess it’s no wonder the Kirsch torte was discovered in Zug!

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So if you like Breakfast at Tiffany’s why not try Breakfast at Treichler…you might even see me there (think like Audrey Hepburn I too have become addicted – smile)!

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All photos in this post from  blackrabbit photography  check out her brilliant site!

Wishing you all a wonderful day!

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6 Comments
  1. I love this post Yvonne especially because I walked by there near daily while living in Zug. I had no idea about the Audrey Hepburn background there. Thank you so much for sharing the story about how she went there after her denist appt. lol. I had coffee there all the time, but actually never tried the cake because I’m a not a big cherry fan. Next time we’re back, I’ll have to finally try it especially if you love it. I know you have great taste in desserts. 🙂

    xoDale

    1. Thanks for the lovely comment Dale – next time you are in Switzerland we should def visit Treichler together – smile!

      Have a super start to the week,
      Yvonne XO

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