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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What a hike…what amazing views…

Wow! we are so lucky to be living in this beautiful region of France. I am regularly reminded of this and today was no exception as I was afforded the most amazing views of the Argentiere glacier on a great hike in Les Grands Montets area of Chamonix Mont Blanc in Haute Savoie.

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Smoked Salmon Tartiflette

The tartiflette can be found in many guises as chefs in the Rhone Alps region find ways of making a

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The French Alps in summer part 2 – From Samoëns to High Altitude dining!

Cycling to Samoëns through the valley I was afforded some beautiful views of the surrounding countryside with mountains looming above.  On arrival

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The French Alps in Summer…

It’s been a while since I posted on my blog and I’ve been missing it.  After a busy time lately, I’m

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Savoyard fusion Estonian Kringle

As promised in my last post here is a recipe that I have adapted to create a Savoyard fusion Estonian

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Fusion Savoyard French Onion Soup – soupe à l’oignon à la lyonnaise

I could ‘virtually’ smell this delightful soup whilst still in the research stages, that is how powerful the flavour of

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L’Observatoire, Monnetier Mornex – Top of the Saleve

Since moving to this beautiful region of France in 2008, I have enjoyed walking on the Salève, and enjoying the amazing

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Apero time in France!

Apero time is a very serious time of day in France!  This can be taken at midday just before lunch

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Fromagerie et caves Joseph Paccard in Manigod

That glorious smell, synonymous with the Haute Savoie hits you before you ever see a cheese roundel…We enter the Caves

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