Tastes of Europe… from Home!
One of the most wonderful things about travelling is sampling new exotic cuisine in the countries we visit. Let’s all pretend we’re in Europe and enjoy the local cuisine — here’s how we’ll do it.
We have selected some recipes that we can enjoy getting together and eating together (online!). Remember this is optional if you are busy, but perhaps consider just picking one or two and joining in with us? All you have to do is to shop for a few ingredients, and rustle up a meal or two. We’ll feel like we’re really there on location!
Explore this authentic selection of European meals, snacks and drinks. Each meal is tailored to the country and town you’ll be visiting and soon will include a simple recipe using widely-available ingredients.
If you want to relax and not worry about cooking, have a look around to see if you can order any of the dishes or something similar! You could try services such as UberEats, DoorDash or a local restaurant.
Day 1: France
Live on Friday 25th March (Brisbane AEST)
Breakfast in Paris
Enjoy an authentic French breakfast with your choice of drink.
Enjoy a toasted croissant with your favourite fillings
Freshly squeezed orange juice
Discover two traditional French coffees: bold & bitter or sweet & indulgent
Lunch in Lyon
A traditional salad from the town of Lyon, similar to a Ceaser salad with a dijon-vinegar dressing
Classic toasted ham and cheese sandwich with a French twist: bechamel sauce
Afternoon Tea in France
Fun Snack: Cheese
Grab yourself a French cheese you’ve never tried before. We’ll all taste our cheeses when we’re together and share the different cheese names, the regions they come from and flavours!
Dinner in France
Coq au Vin
Traditional French chicken stew
Classic French vegetable stew
Enjoy your choice of meal with a cup (or two!) of French Red Wine
Day 2: Italy
Live on Saturday 26th March (Brisbane AEST)
Breakfast in Italy
Pane e marmellata
Enjoy a simple yet classic breakfast of jam on bread
Uova al purgatorio
A warm breakfast of eggs and Italian sausages baked in tomato
Try a style of classic Italian coffee you’ve never tasted before and let us know what it was like!
Lunch in Amalfi
Enjoy a traditional thin-crust Italia Pizza with your choice of classic toppings
Insalata di tonno e fagioli
Take a bite of Italy’s coastal tuna and white bean salad
Afternoon tea in Burano
Liquore all'amaretto e biscotti
Amaretto almond liqueur (or Disaronno for a nut-free version) & your choice of biscotti
Dinner in Italy
Tagliatelle al ragù bolognese
Famous Italian Bolognese with its traditional tagliatelle pasta
Enjoy with a cup (or two!) of Italian Red Wine
For dessert, enjoy a new Italain gelato flavour
Day 3: Central Europe
Live on Sunday 27th March (Brisbane AEST)
Breakfast in Switzerland
Start your day with a healthy bowl of swiss muesli with a great big dollop of yogurt
Indulge yourself with a cup of rich Swiss hot chocolate
Fun Snack: Swiss Chocolate
Pick up some classic Swiss chocolates such as Lindt or Toblerone and together we’ll enjoy some chocolatey goodness!
Lunch in Belgium
Belgium food has a unique mix of French, Dutch, German and Flemmish styles.
Fun Snack: Belgium Waffle
For a fun snack, don’t miss out on some classic Belgium Waffles. You can find these in the international section of most supermarkets or you can make them yourself.
Enjoy a traditional salad from the town of Liège, Belgium
Traditional Belgium meatballs from the town of Liège
Cocktails in Netherlands
To finish off our wonderful weekend together, create your own Dutch- or European-inspired cocktail.
Here’s a few popular Dutch cocktails to help you get started
Dinner in Netherlands
The Dutch have a large history of trade and travel so their food has a range of influences from around the world.
Fun Snack: Speculaas Buscuits
Enjoy these traditional cinnamon biscuits with a glass of milk or tea. You can find these in the international section of most supermarkets or you can make them yourself.
Chicken peanut satay blending Dutch and Indonesian flavours
For dessert, finish off with a warm Apple Pie, which you can buy premade or make yourself