L’Escalade or Fête de l’Escalade

Today we had an special soup:


Well… today is La Fête de l’Escalade:

This celebration comes from escalade, the act of scaling defensive walls, is an annual festival in Geneva, Switzerland, held each December in celebration of the defeat of an attempt to conquer the Protestant city by the Catholic Duchy of Savoyt. Troops sent byCharles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy,attempted a surprise attack during the night of 11–12 December 1602, but according to legend, were repulsed by a cook who dumped boiling vegetable soup on the invaders before raising an alarm. The celebrations and other commemorative activities are usually held on 12 December or the closest weekend.