Restaurant L’Esquisse, Annecy

Is there no end to the fabulous places to eat in Annecy – it would seem not! My latest find is L’Esquisse Restaurant owned by Stéphane and Magali Dattrino.  Situated on the Rue Royale in the centre of Annecy, this little gem and it is a small restaurant takes only 18 covers for each sitting in the calm and tastefully decorated restaurant.

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Les Palettes, Annecy

I know I say this everytime I visit Annecy but it really is true…this is a wonderful and interesting medieval town with so many great places to discover, shops to visit, galleries to see and historic sites to enjoy.  Not to mention the absolutely stunning freshwater lake surrounded by mountain scenery.  Apart from all of these reasons to visit, there is a plethora of fabulous restaurants and cafes to eat in!  So my latest find is Les Palettes and this is no ordinary restaurant/cafe, it is also a concept store and those who know me well will know that a melange of shopping and eating is my idea of heaven!

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Les Cocottes, Christian Constant

Les Cocottes by Christian Constant is conveniently situated at The Casino on the border of Switzerland and France just outside Saint Julien-en-Genevois.  It is open 7 days a week and has easy parking.  So, they are the practical reasons … The real reason is that this restaurant serves great food at good prices in a really good modern, light and spacious space with a brasserie style.  From May to September the outdoor terrace which offers shade and faces the Jura is a very convivial place to dine.  Et voila so many reasons to give it a try!

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L’Ancolie Restaurant, Cruseilles

The first time I visited L’Ancolie Restaurant was in 2013 as you can see from my post below.  Well now in November 2017 L’Ancolie has new owners.  Olivier and Katia Gérard who have been at Le Petit Monde in Viry this year are the new proprietors.  I have enjoyed several good meals at Le Petit monde and I look forward to enjoying many more at L’Ancolie.  They opened on Tuesday and 2 days later I went for lunch!  It was great to have the chance to chat to Olivier and Katia today, their enthusiasm for their new venture is evident.  They are looking forward to adding their own signature to L’Ancolie in the New Year.  They will close for the last 2 weeks of January for a refurbishment. 

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L’As des Neiges, Les Gets

L’As des Neiges is the newest restaurant on the ever-evolving restaurant scene in Les Gets.  They opened during October 2017 and as our local coiffure had told us the chef was Paul Bocuse trained I was keen to get in there and try it!   The restaurant is located in town on the Rue du Centre on the corner where the Bel Alps Hotel used to be.  They have 2 restaurants – L’As des Neiges is the restaurant Gourmand, next door and linked is Le Comptoir a more casual dining and takeaway restaurant with a bar serving artisan bieres.

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Le Bilboquet Restaurant Annecy

So on this particular visit to Annecy, Taste of Savoie had lunch at Le Bilboquet Restaurant Annecy towards the back of the old town, so if you are planning to visit the food market on either a Tuesday or Friday you can just wander along for lunch afterwards. You definitely need to book at Le Bilboquet restaurant Annecy.

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Le Denti, Annecy

What a great discovery in Annecy – this is a restaurant that you probably won’t find while strolling the streets of the old town and not a tartiflette or any Savoyard fayre in sight! So probably not a resto that the tourists will seek out and on the day I visited, it was very much local clientele.

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A gastro experience and photo walk in Chamonix

What a great day for a photo walk in Chamonix, but then most days in my opinion are great days for a photo walk in one of the many beautiful areas of the Haute Savoie region of France. So today I took a photo walk with long time resident of the Chamonix Valley – Teresa Kaufman.

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Les Gets Restaurants

Les Gets is a wonderful traditional Savoyard village in the Haute Savoie, a tree-lined mountain ski resort that is part of The Portes du Soleil and a year round MUST visit village in the French Alps with so much to offer the whole family. Alpine skiing in winter, Cycling in summer, 18 hole golf course, lake, beautiful hiking. There are numerous good restaurants in Les Gets and here are a few of our favourites…

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Le Viu Restaurant, Palace de Menthon, Menthon St. Bernard

Another great lunch another stunning view – this is what the Haute Savoie is made of! One can never tire of the ever changing views over Lake Annecy and regarding it through the windows of Le Viù restaurant at The Palace de Menthon whilst enjoying some fabulous cuisine is pretty close as one can come to a heavenly day out!

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