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Ben Hur at Ticino?

The late 50s saw Hollywoods film makers going into full steam with gigantic movies such as Ben Hur, an almost four hours drama with Charlton Heston and Stephen Boyd. The latter two were very, very happy about something which you can also find at our Ticino restaurant. What were they happy about? Right answer until […]

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VespaQuiz: Ticino’s Saltimbocca

Saltimbocca (or Salt’ im bocca in its Roman original dialect) translates to “jump into the mouth”. In 1962, the Federation of Italian Chefs (yes, indeed, there is such an organization) defined the original recipe by using sage and parma ham, affixed by a toothpick to the slice of veal and is being served with mashed […]

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Happy Eggs at Ticino!

Not even we take chicken eggs as serious as North Korea’s head of State, the Dear Leader Generalissimo Kim Jong-il. We get free range supplies daily from the market. Happy Chicken = Happy Eggs = Happy Diners! Could it be, that Kim Jong-il’s facial expression relates to unhappy chicken?  Or rather to the workload of inspecting […]

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Ticino and Professor Einstein’s letter

Prof. Dr. Albert Einstein recommended his son Hans-Albert in his letter of October 27th, 1938 to consider moving to Ticino because it would be “……. cheaper and warm”. Well, this applies even today, at the real Ticino in Southern Switzerland as well as to our restaurant. A right mouse click into the following pictures open […]

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Ticino’s Ceneri – Medvedev – Terence Fässler?

Russian President Medvedev honoured Field Marshall Александр Васильевич Суворов, who went into Swiss history as General Suvorov. Latter congregated his troops on Mount Ceneri in Ticino to advance towards the Gotthard summit. In the “Schöllenen” gorge he freed the historical Devil’s Bridge from French troops on September 24th, 1799. A hundert years later a monument […]

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Ticino’s Monte Ceneri – Russian President Medvedev?

During the official State Visit of the Russian President Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev in Switzerland the programme included an official wreath laying ceremony on September 22nd, 2009. What has this ceremony to do with the congregation of 21’000 men on the Ticino mountain Ceneri (Monte Ceneri) in September 1799. Every correct answer until March 31st, 2011 wins […]

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Florentine’s Ticino craftsmen? The answer!

In our last quiz we asked about the world-famous link between Florentine craftsmen and Ticino. (Most) people have seen it yet do not know the name; the correct answer is Florentine Ticino fountains (click onto pictures for enlargements). The question proved too difficult as no correct answer came in; twice Gucci was named, some referred […]

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Ticino’s common denominator is …..

The common denominator of Athanasius, born 1931 and Terra, born 1929 and their foal Ticino (1939-1958) is, that all of them are thoroughbred horses? Ticino’s breeding line remains the most successful in German horse breeding history as it produced – uninterrupted over six generations – the winner in the German Derby and remains internationally an unchallenged […]

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Sembra una Vespa! – Last quiz 2010

We asked in our last quiz about the moveable items at our Ticino restaurant. Originally they were supposed to be called “paperino” but the owner, upon getting the latest prototype presented, changed its name …. to what? Well, Enrico Piaggo worked with his engineers and designers to develop a scooter allowing to maneuver efficiently throught […]

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Corrected Coffee at Ticino? Caffè Corretto

What are we using at our Ticino Restaurant to correct coffee? Well, corrected coffee in Italian reads as “Caffè corretto”. Caffè corretto consists of a shot of  espresso “corrected” with a shot of liquor, usually Grappa. Alternatives are known with Sambuca or Brandy. The standard is Grappa and that is what we at Ticino Restaurant […]

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