Adlisbergstrasse 75,  8044 Zurich

Simonites Social Event

From 18:30 until 22:00

Venue: Restaurant Adlisberg

Address: Adlisbergstrasse 75, 8044 Zurich

Participation fee: CHF 79.-


Enjoying a traditional Swiss “Metzgete” and having fun…! By the way; this “Metzgete” is truly ladylike and culinary on a very high level!

In Switzerland, “Metzgete” is known as the direct consumption of non-durable foods resulting from the slaughter of pigs, especially blood and giblets, often in the form of sausages. The “Metzgete”, which takes place each autumn, is a tradition that exists since the humans have become sedentary and have started breeding cattle. At the time, it was not possible to feed the entire herd throughout the winter. After slaughtering, it was essential to use as many products as possible, to show reasonability and accountability towards the animals. In the past, and in order to preserve the meat, people used to either dry it or put it into salt. Later, deep freezing came as an additional way to keepthe meat over longer periods of time. Each product which cannot be preserved in one way or the other has to be used immediately. Thus these were processed, among others, into blood and liver sausages, products which are still nowadays being consumed immediately and which are free from any preservatives. Before being consumed, both blood and liver sausages need to be boiled.

Participation is free of charge, but we kindly ask you to register for the event until Friday, October 28th, 2016. A flat fee of CHF 79 per person covers the location, cocktail and dinner and has to be paid in advance either using this link or via bank transfer to the account IBAN CH28 0023 0230 5702 63M1 C at UBS AG, 8098 Zurich, in favor of Simonites - The Rochester-Bern Alumni Association. In case you decide to pay via bank transfer, please send us a brief registration notice to alumni@rochester-bern.ch. Wine and “fire water” have to be paid separately at the restaurant individually. Please take notice of the corresponding no-show policy.


There are 20 places available.

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