We stopped for breakfast at Cafe Odeon "One of the most historic cafes in Zurich, since it first opened its doors in 1912 the Odeon has been patronized by such figures as Lenin and Trotsky, Mata Hari, Thornton Wilder, Mussolini, James Joyce and various other colorful types" (Thank you Forbes.com) The bar cafe was gorgeous, a great stop for a morning coffee before seeing the sites.
For lunch we stopped at a locals bar The Rheinfelder Beer Hall, in Aldstadt (old town), and ate a sampling of a typical swiss meal. I've been hearing about the minced veal with mushroom sauce, and spaetzle (egg noodles) - it was as good as all the reviews made it out to be. So glad I finally got to try it! Everyone else indulged in treats like Bratwurst, rosti, cordonbleu, and veal. Can't get much more swiss than that.
After lunch we wandered into Peclard to sample some macarons (they also have a restaurant and tea shop which I hope to make it to one day!) Then we stumbled upon this little shop I had read about when we first moved here. Schnapps Boutique. It's a tiny little shop filled with hundreds of gorgeous glass bottles full of liquors, vinegars, sherrys, etc. We were able to sample a few flavored schnapps that had been warmed in hot water, loved them, and left the shop with our very own little bottle to have as a digestif.
On Sunday we hit the road and toured the mountain towns of Chur, Davos and Klosters. Because everything in Switzerland shuts down on Sundays, Chur was pretty quiet, but a quaint little town to wander through.
After a gorgeous drive over the mountains, we stopped in Davos to stretch our legs and breath that fresh mountain air (and nearly freeze ourselves to death!) As we were walking down the town, we came upon this path that led up the hill. We just kept walking and walking up until we came across some lovely views of the snow covered city.
We also treated ourselves to some homemade fondue! I borrowed a pot and a recipe from a friend of mine and attempted to melt cheese! How hard can it be, right? Hmmm, the whole melting process was easy.
The thickening process proved to be a little more challenging. Clearly, I missed a step a long the way. But, after a long long wait, everything came together and we devoured our yummy pot of fondue in our little swiss house. Perfect!
Thanks for the visit Justin and Courtney! Can't wait to see you again - probably stateside next time!