A delicious new find in the Haute Savoie
L’Instant Présent restaurant is in the small village of Feigères, near St. Julien en Genevois in the Haute Savoie. This delightful restaurant has a modern and inviting interior with a separate bar area and outside terrace. The restaurant has been open for 4 years – how did it take me so long to discover!
L’Instant Present, Feigeres is owned and run by chef Jean-Michel Richoux, originally from Du Berry and his wife Ghislaine from Annecy.
My first visit to L’Instant Présent restaurant in Feigères was to try their menu du jour – the menu served at lunchtimes – we arrived at 12.45 to a full restaurant with a great atmosphere. We were greeted with a warm and friendly welcome by Ghislaine, who was delighted to practise her English with us!
Menu du Jour
There are 2 choices of each course on the menu du jour which is served from Tuesday to Friday lunchtime. Our visit is in Autumn and you can see great use of the local seasonal produce including game as it is hunting season here in France now. The full 3 course menu is great value at €19.50 or you can choose to have two course for €15.50 or just a main dish for €12.00 (correct Autumn 2020)
Back at L'Instant Présent to try the dinner menu
I really enjoyed our lunch and warm welcome and was keen to go back for dinner with some foodie friends who I knew would love it too! We were not disappointed…
The Entrées at L’Instant Present. In the evenings there are 2 menus to choose from priced at €27 and €36 for a good three course dinner (amuse bouche before) or you can choose individual dishes from these menus. In addition to these menus are Les Incontournables – literally translated as The Unavoidables a small a la carte menu with a few classics on like Foie Gras, Filet de boeuf, filet de perches and a Savoyard burger. There is something to please every palate at L’Instant Present.
The Main Course
All of the dishes were beautifully presented, freshly prepared and delicious! We ate dinner on a Tuesday evening and this popular restaurant was full, so be sure to book!
L’Instant Present restaurant is conveniently located in the centre of the village of Feigeres – there is parking in front of and at the back of the restaurant. It is close to St. Julien en Genevois and the Swiss border.
They are open from Tuesdays to Saturdays for lunch and dinner and on holiday days (jours fériés) the menu for midi is available from Tuesday – Friday.
Why not pin this restaurant for your next visit to the Haute Savoie