Vancouver 2010 House of Switzerland Grand Opening

Comments 6 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Tonight starting at 4:30pm the doors of House of Switzerland Canada will be opened to the public over at Bridges on Granville Island. The restaurant remains open throughout the games, serving up delicious Swiss creations but tonight, it’s all about the party.

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I’m sitting in the back corner doing some blogging alongside over $200 in Swiss merchandise. I have a grand prize Lindt gift basket, some Zimtstern belts, Zimtstern hats, aprons, and a Lindt cookbook up for grabs. Come on by, spot me, tweet about this event, and I’ll do a draw around 6:00pm for the prizes.

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As a bit of disclosure, I am here independently as accredited media for House of Switzerland. I asked if I could come live blog from their event and they enthusiastically said, “YES!” and offered up the prizing to boot.


Update: Chef Béda Zengg (whom I met in Switzerland) just dropped off this food. It’s probably better than you join me as soon as possible since I won’t be able to finish all of this myself. I have a table reserved for visitors if you’re able to come by right now.

Update: For the next month, the coffee supplier at Bridges is the Swiss company, Nespresso.

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Update: French reporter and Twitter personality @GastonReport stopped by to say hello then I stepped outside to watch the opening ceremonies.

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Update: Thank you to everyone that came by, which I believe was about 20-30 people just for the Tweetup at various times. Congratulations to Bev Davies who won the $150 chocolate gift basket and thanks to KLParrot, ArianeC, Photodreamz, VancouverLens, Raul, and more who stopped by. Bridges will be open daily and you can find a list of special House of Switzerland events on their website.

There’s lots more in store and if you do make it by, let me know how you enjoyed the experience (once you come down off the Lindt chocolate high). I’ll be back on Valentine’s Day for another one of their signature events.

6 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. photodreamzFriday, February 5th, 2010 — 2:47pm PST

    Its a good thing the building was already yellow! lol

  2. Roland TanglaoFriday, February 5th, 2010 — 4:35pm PST

    looks like great food but lousy coffee (unless they use real beans 🙂 !)

  3. klparrotFriday, February 5th, 2010 — 6:37pm PST

    Om nom nom! Thanks!

  4. JasonFriday, February 5th, 2010 — 8:34pm PST

    We got there at 4:30 but were too late for a table (or one of the cool Swiss hats!) We did get a few chocolates and a picture of the cowbell dude, however. Will they be allowed to ring them bells at the hockey games like they did at the World Juniors?

  5. KevinFriday, February 5th, 2010 — 8:47pm PST


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