Switzerland Gala Dinner
Bailliage of Saint-Gall
Wittenbach, December 16, 2018
Celebration of the Bailliage's 60th anniversary
" On the very day of our Gala Dinner, 60 years ago five Confrères founded the Bailliage "

The 60th anniversary celebrations of the Bailliage of St Gall began in perfect pre-Christmas conditions: everything was covered in snow. On the very day of our Gala Dinner, 60 years ago five Confrères founded the Bailliage in the middle of the canton of St Gallen, in Staad.

Charly Delway, one of the founding members in 1958 and still an active member of the Bailliage, was unfortunately unable to attend for health reasons.

Peter Musa, Member of the Conseil d’Honneur and Bailli Délégué Honoraire of Switzerland, attended this memorable day as did a representative from the Bailliage of Cyprus and four of the five Baillis of the Bailliage of St Gall.

Daniel Jäggi, Bailli Délégué of Liechtenstein, and his wife Strit Jäggi-Lind, Chancelier, honoured us with their presence. Interesting fact: the Bailliage of Liechtenstein was founded on 1 January 1983 as an off-shoot of the Bailliage of St Gall.

During the reception, the “Engel-Chörli” (Choir of Angels) from the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden entertained the members and their guests with traditional Christmas carols followed by amusing songs.

Maître Rôtisseur Martin Benninger and Maître Restaurateur Benjamin Pid Gilly created, presented and served four courses:


Scampi mousse with mango and hazelnut

Famous fagotelli filled with egg, Sbrinz cheese and dried yeast

Pigeon with rosehip in a wildflower sauce

Christmas apple served with crème fraîche ice cream

The highlight of the evening was a presentation on the history of our Bailliage by Martha Musa-Schedler, Vice-Conseiller Gastronomique Honoraire. She compiled an album based on original documents for the benefit of future generations of members.

This remarkable meal and day of celebration for the Bailliage of St Gall concluded with thanks extended by Renato Wüst, Vice-Conseiller Culinaire, to the brigades at “Ristorante Segreto”.

Jacques Sinz