Zurich, Switzerland, taken on August 5, 2012
I had no recollection of ever taking this photo but found it as I was organizing old photos from previous trips. A lone duck swimming in the clear green waters of Zurich…strangely, I kind of like it.
[Travel time] This dinner was a beast! The Czech duck roast looked appealing on the menu, so I ordered it without knowing that the portion would be this gigantic. To break it down, the meal consisted of roasted duck (equivalent size of TWO duck confits in France), red cabbage, fried onions, potato dumplings, bread, and something I could only assume was another type of dumplings. The roasted duck tasted like duck confit, only even better with the amazingly tendered and flavoured meat! I also really enjoyed the red cabbage and fried onions. Unfortunately I couldn’t finish the bread and dumplings as I was already beyond stuffed, especially with half a litre of Czech beer. Man, what indulgence! I would do it again, but preferably with someone to share this meal 😉
My sister and I walked to the nearby elementary school in an attempt to catch the last five minutes of the community fair. We missed the fair, but we did stumble upon a family of ducks swimming in a creek. The little ducklings, led by the mother, floated lightly down the stream. No ugly duckling here 😉
I went out for dinner with friends at a specific restaurant in Bordeaux just for its confit de canard (duck confit). It is truly a heavenly delight for the tongue and this restaurant might have just become one of my favourites in Bordeaux, solely because of its confit. The roasted potatoes were also excellently prepared and complements the confit quite well. Southwestern French cuisine is something I will definitely miss a lot!