Welcome back Dear Readers.
Sorry to have been away for so long.
Work has been keeping me extra busy
and I have been missing you all
while many interesting events have been carrying on.
Every year around this time
I dream of heading
It is there, that for around two weeks,
many of the worlds most talented classical musicians assemble
This year the Verbier Festival started on July 17
and runs until August 2, so you have a weeks worth
of concerts to attend!
Some of the artists
Jean Yves Thibaudet
So for any of you who are heading to Geneva or Zurich
this is a must do side trip.
Some of the concerts you can still catch:
Tomorrow night - La Nuit Des Pianistes
Tuesday night - Portrait of Lera Auerbach - Composer, Poet, Pianist
Wednesday night - Carte Blanche a Jean Yves Thibaudet
Thursday night - Quatour Ebene performs Ravel, Debussy and Faure Quartets
and Saturday you won't want to miss a rare performance of a Mahler Piano Quartet.
Apres concert fetes should be fun as well
as there are many happening clubs and restaurants.
Relais & Chateaux property Chalet d'Adrian sounds nice.
" tagliolini with truffles and roasted langoustine
or seared frogs legs with garlic and giant, stuffed
and gratineed Lumaconi and Serac tartar."
Le Restaurant Pierroz sounds great too.
Here's what Frommer's had to say about it:
"The finest food in the Valais is served at this Relais & Châteaux selection. Roland Pierroz is one of the great chefs of Switzerland; gourmets drive across national borders to sample his light cuisine moderne and regional specialties. The menu changes frequently but could include roulades of carpaccio of sea bream with tomatoes en confit; a theatrical but delicious version of fried foie gras in a beet-and-onion "cage"; red mullet soup studded with shellfish; a divine poached chicken with truffles and baby vegetables (for two); and tournedos of lamb with a mousseline of local potatoes (rattes), garlic, and crispy sauerkraut. The cheese trolley emerges with at least 35 selections, followed by desserts such as a crisp and tasty apple tart with ice cream that is celestial. The finest meal we've ever had in Switzerland was had here."
I sincerely hope to attend this Festival one year.
Hoping you'll be able to make it as well.