The Sunday after our guests left we went into withdrawal. We’ve been traveling non-stop for what seems like 4 months. So what should we do?
Luckily, the small commune of Corsier was holding the annual Fête de la Courge. Courge means pumpkin in French. We didn’t quite know what to expect, but we were pleasantly surprised by the sweet little festival.
The pumpkin was certainly in the spotlight. Farmers were selling every variety of gourd….from pumpkin, to squash, to small decorative ones. They had pumpkins from Switzerland and pumpkins from Provence.
They had pumpkin pie. Pumpkin quiche with bacon. Pumpkin soup. We even found the “great pumpkin”.
However, sorry to report that there were no pumpkin spice lattes.
They also had a ton of local merchandise: sausages, macarons, wine, and Gabe’s favorite: Brasserie des Murailles beer.
We enjoyed the revelry and even bought our own pumpkins to decorate our flat. They are not the traditional Halloween kind….more natural and lopsided, but they will do!
For more on the festival and dates for 2013, check out the Corsier website.