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Old 13.11.2011, 22:41
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"Special something" restaurants

I'd like to pick your brains for some restaurants that offer that "special something" that's kinda hard to describe, in terms of both ambience and menu. I'll try my best to paint a picture:

-family-run/local establishment
-cozy/homey/comfortable/warm
-seasonal menus
-locally sourced/organic food
-located somewhere with nice scenery, either natural or cultural
-accessible by train/bus/postbus, plus a short walk

One example of what I mean (though I have only read about it and never been), is called "Auberge de Mont Cornu: a chalet at 1152m, well-endowed with flower blossoms and surrounded by cow-spotted fields. The pride and joy of the Lüthi family, the inn oozes intimacy; has a menu built solely from local cheese, mushrooms, air-dried meats, autumnal game, and so on; and serves a cornet à la crème (crunchy homemade ice cream cornet filled with thick double ice cream!) to die for." Only problem with this (for us) is that it's only accessible by car and no longer open. But this is what we're looking for.

ANY suggestions in the Vaud/Geneva/Valais/Jura are very much appreciated!
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Old 14.11.2011, 09:27
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Re: "Special something" restaurants

I could recommend this place for most of your needs ( not sure about bio-organic )

http://www.aubergedully.ch/en_historique.php
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Re: "Special something" restaurants

this is a favorite of ours as well (also not sure of bio/organic) but perfect atmosphere. it's closed after october, but we have been a few times by train and cable car, followed by a beautiful walk through the forest. the view is gorgeous and the food is very typical. it's tiny inside, big fireplace going and some board games to keep busy. we have also been with a mobility car from lausanne getting there through (i believe) villars.

http://www.taveyanne.ch/
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Re: "Special something" restaurants

Will look into those, thanks!

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it's closed after october
I should specify that we're especially looking to be visiting in the beginning of December, although this place does sound amazing!

And also, I didn't mean to say that all of those criteria needed to be filled, just some general things that we like and look for in a nice restaurant.
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Re: "Special something" restaurants

I recommend you l'Auberge de Féchy. This is probably not exactly what you were looking for, but still would be a nice 'in-between' suggestion fulfilling some of your criteria.
http://yellow.local.ch/de/d/Fechy/11...WShV89GF4V3_sA
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Re: "Special something" restaurants

Bump......
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Re: "Special something" restaurants

ok... this one doesn't totally meet your list of requirements

and yes.. it is a bit pricey ... but the food is wonderful, service top notch and the view ?...
on a clear day... you can see forever...


http://www.laclefdor.ch/index.php

http://www.laclefdor.ch/menu.php?section=plats
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Re: "Special something" restaurants

In addition to the Museum Restaurant in Montreux, another of my favourite places is Chalet des Enfants (http://www.chaletdesenfants.ch/auberge.asp) near Mont sur Lausanne. They do very local speciality dishes that are seasonal. The restaurant is very secluded, so you wont get any views, but the ambiance is very low key and mellow which just adds to the dining experience.

or if you want to splurge, you could try the L'Ermitage (http://www.ermitage-montreux.com/) near Clarens. It's a Michelin star restaurant /hotel. I've been a few times for anniversaries and never found it pretentious. The food has always been top and the service is genuine.
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Re: "Special something" restaurants

Based on the past weekend, I've got two places to add.

One near Montreux and one near St. Cergue in the Jura.
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Re: "Special something" restaurants

A three-year bump.

Looking for any such suggestions in the GE/VD/VS or Pays de Gex region.

Or, if there's anything special to look out for tomorrow (26 Dec) evening?
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