July – Sunday Brunch

A group of BRA members and non-members met up at Zenhäusern bakery and tea-room in Sierre on a sunny and very hot Sunday morning in July. We all started with a coffee and introductions were made to some new comers to the group. Those of us who wanted to eat, chose a dish from the […]

RE – QBP – Croquet & Picnic 2018

They came down from the mountains, they came up from the lakes, they came from all over Switzerland and France too, all brought their picnics, good humour and friends. Everyone was ready for a full day of food, fun and games. Why? Where? When? To celebrate the annual BRA Romandie East Region’s; Queen’s Birthday Party […]

Sunday Brunch in Sierre (May)

It’s Sunday, May 27th 2018, the sun is shining and I’m on my way home on the train happy and replete after  a delicious brunch  at the Café Papillon in Sierre. Thirteen of us, from as far afield as Geneva, Ticino and Visperterminen, were made very welcome by proprietress Sonja. Over our eggs, bacon, sausage, […]

Buffet de Tapas et Asperges du Valais

We had the best table in the house at the Airport Restaurant in Sion, from where we could watch the planes taxiing on the brightly illuminated runway. Everyone joined in the interesting discussions and useful tips about local activities were shared. There was an amazing buffet with a great choice of tapas dishes to please […]

Fondue Evening

A small group of BRA members and one new person, who discover the BRA on our website, met up at the “Au Vieux Valais” restaurant in Sion old town. We had all come to eat that very typical Swiss dish, cheese fondue. What a great way to start a weekend. We were not disappointed, we […]

Christmas Lunch

Twenty five of us braved the snow to get to the Hotel Forclaz-Touring in Martigny for our Christmas celebrations. The wine flowed freely and the level of convivial conversation rose accordingly as we all greeted old friends and welcomed new members.   Our BRA Christmas Lunch was delicious. Deborah did us all proud.  She “decked the […]

Lunch & Castles Talk

In the footsteps of Othon de Grandson Lasting impressions with Robert Dean …. BRA Romandie East Luncheon Meeting and guest speaker Robert Dean…. On a blustery late summer day 26 BRA members and several distinguished guests met up from all corners of Switzerland to enjoy a delicious luncheon at the Hotel Forclaz-Touring in Martigny followed […]

QBP & Croquet

Flaming June it certainly was, with temperatures in the low 30s. One tree in the Espace Bozon, had, however, been induced to give rather more shade by the additional of two pergolas. A brilliant piece of organization! A whole trailer-load of tables and benches were arranged in this welcome shade, to provide adequate space for […]

Shakespeare at Château de Chillon

In the perfect theatrical setting of the Château de Chillon, by the shores of Lake Léman, BRA members enjoyed an open-air theatre performance on 8 June of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. It took place in one of the château’s courtyards with stage props at a minimum as the surrounding walls, doors and staircases provided all […]

Lunch and Visit of Sion

It was very pleasant to sit outside on 30 May under La Pinte Contheysanne’s restaurant awnings in Sion Old Town, in perfect spring weather, and enjoy lunch with 21 other BRA members. Some of us might have been disappointed to see Madame Fumeaux, our indomitable guide, appear on the dot at 14:00 to take us […]