Linz, Austria
Date: Lodging: Distance: Total:
09/02/1999 Courtyard Marriott 308 KM 5685 KM

Set on a hill overlooking Linz, Postlingberg Chapel is the symbol of the city, with extraordinary baroque details inside.

In Linz, we spent the evening with friends from Oberbank - Austria's 8th largest bank.

9 February 1999 - Dinner with Tony Frank, who Jim met on his last trip around the world. Tony, a fascinating man, owns and runs Nachtmann Crystal. We began with Moet & Chandon champagne. Then Tony encouraged us to go with the gourmet menu. Then he ordered a 1994 Pinot Grigio from Frulio vineyard and I did not expect much from the wine since I've never tasted an outstanding Pinot Grigio. Shock, shock - this wine was superb. For dinner, we began with a goose liver pate, then ate scallops over lettuce, oxtail soup, lamb and finished with coconut mousse for dessert.

  Austria (Jim)