Friday, August 14, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
We returned to the back of the new interpretive centre.
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Bill has an Alp Horn, which usually adorns our stairwell wall. Today he took it down, brushed off the dust and gave the neighbourhood a rendition of haunting mountain music. He rarely does this as he is a bit shy.
Then we hunted the wardrobe for our Swiss souvenir T-shirts, jackets and hat, jumped in our matching red car and drove to the northern suburb of Mitchleton, where there is a very good traditional Swiss restaurant called Des Alps. We had arranged to meet some Aussie friends who wanted to celebrate with us especially as they know how good the food is there.I have a Swiss cow on my shirt and the Swiss crosses on our jackets? It was such a hot winter's day that we had to take off our jackets. Des Alps is a small cosy restaurant with a function room at the back.(Look how these patrons are dressed for winter, she has a strappy blouse..yahoo I think winter is over) Nick and Monique, the owners were there to greet us and cook for us. They had pulled out the 25 Canton (state) flags of Switzerland to decorate the restaurant for us. Paul, Bill, Denis, Colin,Val, Helen and Peter enjoyed lunch with us. I had the special set menu. Cheese Tart appetiser.
Veal in a lovely sauce with Rösti potatoes for main course (Half eaten, I nearly forgot to take photo) Rice pudding, cinnamon ice cream and ginger biscuits for dessert.