Les Bugnes are delicate and small twisted ribbon style beignets and are made from a dough very much like a doughnut and coated in a sugar icing. They are also known as Angels Wings and many other names throughout Europe.Read the full post
So you want to be a chalet host and cook?
Well this is the course for you…
What a fun experience I had this summer attending a Snow Cooks course for a week with Mel in the most gorgeous alpine village of Peisey Nancroix. We stayed in a lovely restored large village house that is over 200 years old, within walking distance of the local amenities.
Restaurant Cozna is another favourite for Taste of Savoie in Annecy – I’m running out of words to describe how lucky I am to have Annecy on my doorstep with all these amazing restaurants. I started writing this post just before the first confinement in France – so I put it on hold as sadly all restaurants have been closed in France on and off for around a year! The excitement now is that they are all open again and we can eat on the terrace and from the 9th June interiors of restaurants opened too!Read the full post
Now we have another new gastro restaurant in Les Gets! Vina Annapurna which opened at the end of the winter ski season 2018. It’s open for summer too and I got my chance to try it! The restaurant scene in Les Gets continues to evolve in a good way and the Vina Annapurna is a great addition.Read the full post
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.Read the full post
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!Read the full post
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.Read the full post
Oh my, what a treat! I’d been wanting to visit the Tetedoie gastronomique restaurant in Lyon for some time and was lucky enough to go for my Wedding Anniversary recently. Not only am I always happy just to be in Lyon but to enjoy a great lunch, looking at the stunning views of the city and to meet the man himself – what a day!Read the full post
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!Read the full post
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.Read the full post