Food: Bond’s dinner at Hotel Falcon in Thun, Switzerland: (Smoked salmon, lamb chops, tomatoes, stuffed with ground lamb’s liver, mixed with herbs and spices, Beaujolais, cheese board and coffee)
Bond book appearance: Never Send Flowers (1993). Bond eats this dinner with Fredericka (Flicka) von Grüsse at Hotel Falcon in Thun, Switzerland. You can read our 007 Travel story of Thun & Mürren (SWITZERLAND) here
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“So, Fredericka. You’re ready to tell me a story?” “Some of it, yes.” She rolled a piece of smoked salmon on to her fork, popping it daintily between her lips.”
“Bond leaned back in his chair pushing his plate away, swallowing the last morsel of his salmon. “In fact you probably know more than I do.”
“Tell me about how she was killed.” He leaned forward as a waitress, plump and smiling, cleared their used plates and set down dishes of succulent lamb chops and roast those delicious potato cakes flavored with onion and cheese together with tomatoes stuffed with ground lamb’s liver, mixed with herbs and spices.
Initially, Fredericka had asked Bond to order for both of them. “I never know what I want.” She had looked up at him, under flirting eyelids. Now she nodded and smiled as she began to serve him, and the waitress brought the Beaujolais, which Bond sipped, nodding his approval.”
“And…” Bond began, but the waitress was beside them again, asking about dessert. Without much enthusiasm, Fredericka ordered the cherry tart, and Bond went for the cheese board. “When in Rome,” he smiled.
“You see what I mean?” She poured coffee for him. “Black?” she asked.
“With a little sugar.” His own voice seemed to come from far away.”
John Gardner: “Never Send Flowers” (1993)
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