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Snack Stand, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland

Taco Fries

In a moment of weakness, early in the morning, curiosity got the better of me. I ordered Taco Fries at a Kebab stand in Dublin. It tasted the way it looked – even the intoxicated state of mind couldn’t help past the fact that this was one of the most disgusting things I ever ordered.

Restaurant La Perche, Yvoire, France

Salade savoyarde

Salade savoyarde

Filets de perche avec sauce tomate et olive

Filets de perche avec sauce tomate et olive

Taking the boat from Nyon you can reach Yvoire, which is part of the association of the most beautiful villages of france, in rougly 20 minutes. If you’ve only ridden boats on the lake of Zurich, this will feel like a cruise on the Atlantic to you. There’s two major restaurant, just as you come off the pier – but they look too much like a place the rotary club would have their yearly reception, so we headed into the vilage to find a nicer place. We landed in the Restaurant La Perche, which seats about 30 persons. Next to the fillets de perche in all kind of variants, also menus are offered where all courses are served on a single tray. The salade savoyarde sounded nice so I chose that as my appetizer. The salad contained greens, tomatoes, eggs, bacon, cheese, and red cabbage. I didn’t feel the love of making the salad, it was just tossed into the bowl and that was it. Also it was lacking enough sauce, so that it a salad but more of a mixture of individual separate components. The main course was good – you could feel an excellent chef behind it – fillet de perche with tomato and olive sauce. Real olives (with a pick in the centre), nice flavour with the tomatoes and the perche, very nice. The real killer however was the potato mash in the centre of the place. It might be clogging some arteries but the amount of butter, the bits of not quite mashed potatoes – that was very close to perfection. At the end of the day a decent meal in a very french atmosphere. We ended up paying roughly 35 Euros per person, including wine and coffee

COMM 08, Festzelt, Kaserne Frauenfeld

Bratwurst mit Pommes Frites und Böllesauce

Being the good citizen that I am, I decided to visit the COMM 08 a military display of communications support and integrated leadership capabilities of the FU BR 41. All this was decorated by assorted tanks, artillery pieces and a whole lot of other fantasic devices. It was great fun looking at all the cool gizmos and seeing the rapid transition from wired switchboards to high-tech quanto crypto communication devices. Attendance was, very suprisingly, a bit low, so we had ample space in the large kitchen tent. The food didn’t look very good, but I chose a bratwurst with french fries and onion sauce. Surprisingly, the food tasted great. I can understand that if looking at the picture on the left, you find it hard to believe, but even the french fries were tasty. Not your 5 star meal, but a pretty decent two star one and at a price which makes sense for CHF 12.50. Unfortunately I’m unsure if a COMM 09 is planned, so this seems like a one time event. Just in case there ever is one, try to remember where you parked your car, as soon as you get out of it, not when you come back to the parking lot. The real highlight of the day, was the One Star General Siegenthaler which shook my hand and thanked me for “die gueti Büez”.