Monthly Sunday Brunch 2021

BRA Romandie-East Region Members, were happy to meet up again for our regular Monthly Sunday Brunch this year after a break of 6 months due to Covid 19 restrictions. We had all missed our Full English breakfast which Zenhäusern bakery/tea-room/restaurant in Sierre serves up especially for us, accompanied by a glass of freshly pressed orange […]


It was with great anticipation and healthy appetites that we went down into Philippe’s carnotzet. However, we had to be patient: It was our waiter’s first day on the job and he had no idea how to get the raclette machine working. Finally, before we died of hunger and Joy had completely lost it, blobs […]

2021 National Autumn Lunch

The 2021 National Autumn Lunch was held in Ticino region at the exquisite “Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola”. As the weather was lovely the welcome drink was held outside on the terrace with views of the beautiful gardens. The Ticino members much appreciated the people who came from the other side of the Gothard in spite […]

Wine tasting at the Domaine des Biolles

As a participant of the wine tasting event on Thursday 14th October, I would like to say what a jolly evening it was.  The wine tasting for BRA members and guests to celebrate the end of the grape harvest was a real success. We were gathered in a small group of 15 and so managed […]


Diana Divo’s walking tour of the Limmat continues to enthuse a small group of BRA members;  today from the old Hardturm to Werd Insel and back. Once again we had good weather and great chats, and enjoyed discovering another new and of course beautiful stretch of the river we so often ignore as we drive […]


BRA Members and friends met up at the “Unique Hotel Innere Enge” in Bern for a mini golf competition and afternoon tea. We were accompanied by our family, and they thoroughly enjoyed chatting with everyone. The weather was perfect, and duly armed with ball, club, and score card, we started out on the 18-hole course. […]


Basel Paper Mill is the national museum for paper, typography and writing. Within the walls of the medieval mill, visitors discover the bookmaking process from handmade paper to the finished book. On four floors you can experience various workshops, crafting your own handmade paper, writing with ink quills or setting your name in lead types […]


We enjoyed outdoor Tea  with Sculptor Freddie Röthlisberger at the Hotel Zurichberg.  He is greatly inspired by Celtic traditions. Although it rained  we looked at his statues in the Hotel Park Garden, listening to his explanations. Artistic innovations, intricate stone carving and fine metalworking artifacts crafted from gold, silver and precious gemstones inspired by the Celts are a major part of  European and North American museum collections. It is difficult to […]


A lovely crowd descended on the Gallo D’Oro in Lugano for our Autumn Lunch. As it was the first time we met up after so long, the conversation never slowed down as everyone was delighted to be together again! Lunch on the sunny terrace was very enjoyable and can be recommended to any member of […]


According to the legend, a shepherd, in 1640, noticed his flock licking the rocks above le Bouillet and so the salt industry was born. The rock is gypsum, which is very absorbent; it was during the Triassic Period (180-220 million years ago), that the oceans evaporated creating an industry that was hugely important to the […]