Fun Fondue in Founex

It was a day of torrential rain and poor visibility – not a good omen for driving out to a vineyard’s “Carnotzet”. Nevertheless, despite the weather and the coronavirus scare,19 members and guests made it to la Domaine des Biolles, Chataigneriaz near the village of Founex in Vaud. Organisers Pam Walsh and Jan Powell welcomed […]


Although for many years I have had a Swiss passport stating that I am Neuchâteloise, I had never taken the Chaumont funiculaire and I am very glad that I finally did. Thanks to Joy’s precise instructions it was easy to find and the decision to hold the fondue at midday rather than in the evening […]

Chinese New Year Lunch 2020

This year the Chinese New Lunar Year of the “Rat” started on the 25th January and BRA Members, friends and visitors all got together to celebrate with lunch at Paradiso “Chez Chou”, Chinese restaurant in Sion town. We were warmly welcomed back this year by the restaurant’s owner and staff and the food service was […]

Cheese Fondue Evening

What better way to keep up the spirits in the bleak midwinter than with a combination of wine, bread and cheese? In January at the trendy Basel restaurant, Ufer7, we were served a delicious cheese fondue with these ingredients plus mini potatoes to dip with. The restaurant describes itself as “urban Swiss” and upstairs the […]


The BRA NE Region traditional New Year’s gathering had some added zest when it kicked-off with a good social meeting at The British Cheese Stand in Zurich’s Markthalle. It is a totally casual get-together at Mike Jones’s stand and visibly enjoyed by all. The conversation flowed and Joanna Koch thanked us all for coming and […]

Traditional Christmas Dinner

A CHRISTMAS FEAST IN FOUNEX It was a bright and sparkly evening on 12 December when 41 Romandie West members gathered at the Auberge Communale in Founex for our much anticipated traditional Christmas dinner.  Back by very popular demand, this was the third year that Dany and his team at the Auberge have hosted us.  All […]


All over Switzerland the different regions had been or were holding their Christmas lunches. Basel chose Friday the 13th December for theirs. In the Restaurant Schluesselzunft a beautiful old Basel restaurant members and guests enjoyed a Christmas turkey dinner. I would like to thank all the members who attend our events helping to make them […]