Enjoy some good food at Lausanne en Jeux!. Gastronomy is the guest of honour.
Lausanne en Jeux! means culture, sport, and also gastronomy! So that you enjoy your meals from January 9th onwards, here is some information about the various places you can eat. There will be something on offer for everyone, children as well as adults, whatever your budget and dietary needs. Expect a festive atmosphere, an ecological approach and locally-sourced products.
The theme which inspired the culinary delights planned for Lausanne en Jeux! is "7 places, 7 themes, 7 partnerships".
The Belle Place (Saint-François)
At La Maison des Sites, a pop-up restaurant created in collaboration with the catering service Terre Vaudoise, the menu will include locally-sourced produce from the various Olympic sites. Amongst other things, you will be able to sample trout from the Diablerets as a starter, followed by a vacherin from the Mont d'Or as a main course, accompanied by a glass of wine from Lausanne. In addition, there will be various types of entertainment, organised in partnership with people from the Olympic sites. Don't miss the Chalet à Raclette, where 6 cheeses from different Olympic sites await you. In another chalet, cheese will be made in traditional fashion by a professional cheese maker every Wednesday and Saturday, and every day hot fondues and traditional fondues will be served on "Fondue trunks", especially designed for Lausanne en Jeux! In a heated tent measuring 240m2, Sainf will offer you a brand-new Lausanne menu, which you can eat to the music of 6 concerts played by Jazz students from the HEMU (the Lausanne School of Music). On offer, a selection of beers and ciders from micro-brasseries, including cider from the Brasserie du Château and the unique 100% Vaud beer from the Brasserie du Jorat. You will also have the opportunity to sample as many fine cheeses as you wish from a cheese counter. Last but not least, local caterers wil be providing delicious Sunday brunches with a selection of coffees chosen by specialists from The Coffee Society and served with fair-trade milk from a Lausanne farm. Tempting!
The Nouvelle Vague (Pépinet Square)
In partnership with EVAM (Vaud Establishment Welcoming Migrants), try 3 exotic dishes, samosas, falafels and a dahl soup, all made by young migrants. As this square is going to be dominated by young people, it will be a smoke- and alcohol-free area. UniSanté and the Vaud Foundation against Alcoholism will be working with us in order to raise awareness of the dangers associated with smoking and alcoholism.
The Place des Fêtes (Central Square)
Under the arches of the Grand-Pont, a few steps away from the stage of BodyCity, the spacious bar La Cave Urbaine will be able to offer you a wide selection of wines and on 5 evenings you will have the opportunity to meet wine-growers. The balcony of this bar will provide a wonderful vantage point from which to view the stage.
The Après-ski (Europe Square)
Seven chalets will offer various different types of food, and all of them will have dishes at Frs. 5, vegetarian options and half portions, as well as a large bar capable of providing a great après-ski atmosphere!
The 2020 (Jean-Monnet Terrace)
Linking together Bô Noël and Lausanne en Jeux!, and overlooking the roundabout at Europe Square, the 2020 is going to offer an assortment of raclettes and fondues. School pupils will be able to eat there at lunchtime at the specially reduced price of CHF 12 instead of CHF 20 for a main course (on réservation, +41 21 811 05 55). La Terrasse, with its magnificent view of the Olympic Torch, can be hired for private use to host receptions of up to 50 people.
The e-Arlaud (Riponne Square)
Between two matches, you'll be able to buy food at food trucks on Riponne Square on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays during the opening hours of l'eSpace Arlaud. Well known and appreciated in Lausanne, these food trucks are not to be missed!
Casino de Montbenon
This restaurant will be used to serve meals to all the volunteers who will be helping out at Lausanne en Jeux! They are expecting to serve 12’000 meals with the help of the COOP. In collaboration with Caritas and the emergency services of the city of Lausanne, there will also be a Friendship Table, where, at every sitting, 10 hot meals will be served to people in need.
Sustainable packaging and tableware will be used throughout the event, with as little recourse as possible to throw-away containers such as plastic ketchup bottles and mustard pots. Tableware will all be returnable, reusable and non-branded, so that it can be used again for other events.