Brochet fumé lac Léman

Fishes from Vaud

As a region with many lakes and rivers, the canton of Vaud is naturally also a fishing area. These waterways are the sports fields for the most patient of sportsmen, who deliver their treasures to local restaurants or themselves prepare the fruits of their fishing at picturesque stalls.

The vast Léman, Neuchâtel and Morat lakes have always generously supplied the fishermen of Vaud. But the mountain lakes (Joux, Retaud, etc.) and rivers (the Broye, the Venoge, the Morge, etc.) are also the home of delicious fish. You can find the famous perch, the fera, arctic char, pike, bondelle, trout and even crayfish! In lakeside towns, some fishermen sell the fruits of their patience direct to customers in the markets, in the ports or in little shops. But the best way of tasting the delicate flavours of Vaudois fish is to push open the door of a traditional restaurant. You will find on the menu, according to the season, fine fillets of perch or fera – grilled or smoked – as well as salmon, its cousin. Every cook serves them prepared in their own special way and often enhanced by a drop of Chasselas, the incomparable white wine of Vaud.

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