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 […]

CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON

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 […]

Christmas Luncheon

The lake lay sparkling in the sun, as thirty of us dined in eighteenth century splendour in Neuchâtel at the Palais du Peyrou, built  by Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s publisher. Craig Penlington and his team served us attentively with a typical Christmas lunch of turkey, cranberry sauce, roast potatoes and vegetables, washed down by the local wine. […]

Christmas Lunch and Sing-Along Christmas Carols

“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful”    (Norman Vincent Peale) Our regional Christmas lunch was held this year at the Campanile Hotel in Martigny and I’m sure that all members present would agree that it was Deborah who put the magic touch into our day. We […]

Autumn Lunch

We had our Autumn Lunch on a beautiful day at the Osteria Gallo d’Oro. We were twenty with 18 members and 2 guests. One of the guests has  been offered membership of BRA by the person who invited her to the lunch, as a gift and is in the process of applying to become a […]

Monthly Round Table, Conthey (Valais)

October 2019 A fun time and great food was had by all who attended our October Round Table at this new venue. We have been here before for a Bowling and Pizza evening and this time most of us did just that, as they do a special offer on Monday and Thursday evenings. At Round […]

JAZZ  EVENING IN BERNE

Cool cats at Marianne’s On 6 November fourteen cool cats from BRA dined off an excellent Beef Stroganoff and Tiramisu at Marianne’s jazz club in Bern, just in time to be ushered down to the comfortable, discreetly-lit Jazz room. Minutes later, toes were tapping and fingers were drumming as Kenny Wayne led his trio off […]

Visit to the Chrysanthema, Lahr Germany

The charming old town Lahr, in the Black Forest, just north of Freiburg, becomes even more enchanting for three weeks in autumn, when the Chrysanthema is held. The whole town centre is decorated with thousands of chrysanthemums in full bloom. A group from the North-West region went by train from Basel and was met by […]

LUNCH AT THE CHATEAU DE PRANGINS

Following the traditional summer recess, our Chairman organised a social lunch for Tuesday 22 October, partially to celebrate the arrival of autumn. The parklands and famous jardin potager surrounding the ancient Castle of Prangins/VD, (which is also one of Switzerland’s National Museums) provided a perfect setting for enjoying the Plat du Jour and testing local […]