Hot summer Sundays are made for lazing and relaxing on the balcony watching the birds expend a seemingly inexhaustible supply of energy as they swoop and glide in search of tasty morsels. Three years ago on a similarly hot and sunny weekend in the Swiss Alps I too was in search of tasty morsels to sustain my valiant efforts of walking from Falera to Foppa, a beautiful hike of some 15 km. Thankfully someone had solved the problem for me. Plus there was the added benefit of celebrating my husband’s birthday having a dinner date with a difference.
This was no ordinary hike and no ordinary dinner date. The “mountains and vistas” culinary trail in Flims-Laax is a wonderful experience combining two of my favourite pastimes, walking and eating. What could be better than beautiful scenery, fresh air, exercise, scrumptious wholesome food and fabulous company? In the 7 hours or so it took to complete our hike, we enjoyed a delicious 5 course gourmet meal with a difference.
The day started early with a celebratory birthday apero in Falera before we began the hike in earnest. Enjoying the breathtaking scenery and ascents alike! Each course of our gourmet meal was at a different mountain restaurant. So we had plenty of time to work up an appetite for the next course. And just when we needed it around the corner was the next mountain hut offering not only superbly tasting food but also a welcome sit down. The 5 mountain restaurant we visited had their own charm and style and together they served us the most delightful and unique experience.
I have since found on the Flims website a new culinary trail, “woods and water” and I think that might be on the menu for later this summer!
Further details can be found on the Flims website: http://www.flims.com/en/activities/wandern/culinary-trail/mountain-view/