In Evian, France, I had a gourmet dinner that I cannot remember. I believe I had some fish but what I do remember is some really smelly and awful cheese at the end of the meal. It is better left forgotten.
I remember a very expensive brunch the morning I arrived in Zurich. That's it. I just remember the cost.
We can forget Germany other than to say they serve a lot of pork. Which I like. But not at every meal. Some of their specialty foods, like a mushy breakfast sausage (UGH), and some currywurst (which I didn't even try), are better left to the braver folks among us who can kill the taste with beer.
But I did have one memorable meal. Enough so that I even took pictures of the food.
Traveling through the Italian and Swiss countryside while going from Zermatt, CH to Lugano, CH, I stopped at a lovely vineyard up in the hills for lunch. This is a view of the Alps form the road going up with Lake Maggiore:
It was a gorgeous day. And the meal was wonderful. I could eat Italian food everyday. Pizza is my favorite. Yesterday I made a baked pasta and sausage dish. But up in the hills we had risotto.
Growing up my favorite risotto was risi e bisi. Now, I have made many variations and have never made one I didn't love. So, here are some self-explanatory photos of my one memorable meal. And yes, we dined alfresco.
This post is for Jo. Thanks for mentioning the food.