Monday, August 03, 2009

Swiss (brunch) Day in paradise!

Switzerland's National Day is 1st August. There's a lovely tradition: to brunch at one of the many farms that offer a special National Day's Brunch! It's easy to locate them as there's a special National Day's Brunch website! This particular brunch was celebrated for the 17th time in 2009. 430 farmer families welcomed around 200.000 guests!

We decided to brunch at Ferme de Merlinge, a farm that has regular brunchs on Saturday mornings throughout the year. This farm was able to accomodate 800 people on 1st August and it was fully booked!
They have a spacious beautiful garden with lots of trees. So we found a lovely place in the shadow and enjoyed various homemade bread, homemade jam, fruit from their fields like strawberries and apricots, ham and all sorts of cheese, tomatoes, salad, homemade apple juice and certainly, one of my favourite Swiss dishes: Bircher!
The weather couldn't have been better - we had over 30 degrees.
We already look forward to the next Swiss National Day's Brunch - a great idea!!

1 comment:

Jeanine said...

That sounds fabulous! What a special way to celebrate. Switzerland sounds like a beautiful place to live. I hope that someday I can visit, especially while my good friend, Kim, is still living there.

Thank you for adding me to your blog list. I look forward to reading yours, too, and learning more about you and your family.

Blessing to you as you go about your day.