My Dad is a star restaurant-hunter and manages to find the most amazing places to eat. And he wowed us again when he treated us all to a lovely long lunch in the Au Rendezvous de Chasse, found in the Grand Hotel Bristol. Boasting one Michelin star it's pretty fabulous.
Just to get us in the mood some delicious treats arrived. The savoury-style macaroons were amazing and then the oysters were presented with a fabulous, light, fruity salad, getting us excited for the main event.
Colmar is found in Alsace and is exactly how you would imagine a gorgeously quaint French village. It's like wandering round a French fairytale with narrow streets, tumbling buildings decorated with shutters and beams. It's sometime described as the most Alsatian town in Alsace and it really is beautiful!
To make it even more special there was an amazing market sprawled across the historic centre. The market is almost legendary and could make even the most grumpy Scrooge feel all warm and cosy.
The stalls were packed with traditional french foods, amazing leather goods and the most stunning and unique jewellery. But my favourite had to be the antique book stall. I could've spent hours there admiring the tattered covers and the beautiful french writing inside - even though I couldn't understand most of it!
I was eventually pulled away by the wafting scents of mulled wine. We wandered round the glittering lights in the frosty air, admiring the wares of all the stall-owners until the cold eventually got the better of us and we had to scuttle back to heat up and head back over the border to Switzerland.
There really isn't a better way to spent a chilly winters day.