March 13, 2011
Got out of bed at 9:00. It was Marie Louise’s birthday, and she had won her election to village council of Etoy, Switzerland, so we had reason to celebrate. We were not sure if we had to set our clocks back. Turned out Europe doesn’t start daylight savings until the end of the month. Bob made great breakfast of sausage, omelet, toast, kiwi, Alden joined us for “brekkie”. Headed out to wine tasting event around 1:00. Tasted an assortment of wines, cheeses, meats, and balsamic vinegars, olive oils, and sweets until 5:00. Or so. Alden stayed with a couple of his jazz friends and we left.
We proceeded to 4 lions (Quattro Leoni) for a great dinner of filet mignon, octopus, and sweets. The cheesecake was unique and most excellent. They put a candle on it and we sang “Happy Birthday” to Marie-Loise.