Monday, November 5, 2012

Trip to Europe (Hungary) Fall 2012...Going Home

(Tuesday, October 23)

After 3 nights in Budapest, it was finally time to go back to LA. I didn’t want to leave!

Koroko and Ryosuke took me to the airport to see me off. They are moving to Moscow in a few weeks, so I want to visit them there next time. I will miss them until then! Koroko gave me the most generous hospitality in this stay and I can’t thank her enough.

The journey back to LA was long but pleasant again, because I got to fly first class. On the Budapest-Frankfurt flight, I had small bites from a light meal of mysterious items.

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Flight going back from Frankfurt started with Vegetable spring roll and ginger prawn skewer with chili sauce. It was followed by Wild mushroom and asparagus soup, and Fresh seasonal greens.

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For the main course, I normally choose fish, but the choice was tilapia, which I think is a boring fish generally. So, I picked Tenderloin of beef with port wine sauce, fried onions, asparagus-filled pasta, spaetzle, carrots and zucchini. The tenderloin turned out to be very good! To finish, I had cheese and port, then I got too full to do dessert.

Wines were pretty nice, too. I had the following selections.

2006 Nicolas Feuillatte, Champagne Brut
2008 Bouchard Pere & Fils, Beaune du Château 1er Cru Blanc
2009 Chateau Fourcas Dupre, Listrac-Medoc, Cru Bourgeois
2009 Paul Jaboulet Aine, Crozes-Hermitage, "Les Jalets"

Before arrival, there was mysterious chicken wrap...

At LAX, Jason came to pick me up. It was so happy to see my most wonderful husband in 2 weeks!