Auberge de la Fruitière, Vers

Auberge de la Fruitière, Vers, Haute Savoie

This is a restaurant re-visited post, truly our local, being only a bike ride away! the Auberge de la Fruitière in Vers has new patrons: two brothers, Patrick and Gerard Josserand.  The auberge is a communale building meaning it is owned by the village, it is an older building with character and was originally a fruitière (fromagerie)…

A selection of bread from La Boulangerie du Centre, Viry, Haute Savoie

Give us our daily bread

There are some things in France that must never, never change. One of these is that nearly every village, town and City of France has an abundance of good boulangeries (bakeries) and patisseries.  All specialising in that wonderful french staple; bread (le pain) which comes in many shapes and sizes and flavours. Baked fresh several…

Dauphinoise and Tomme de Savoie Tartelettes

Dauphinoise and Tomme de Savoie Tartelettes

Tomme comes in many guises – Tomme de Savoie is a variety of Tomme cheese from The Savoie region in the French Alps.  It is a mild and delicate tasting cows milk cheese, circular in shape with a greyish colour rind. The rind develops over the months that it matures in a tradition cellar environment.…

Les Bugnes for Mardi Gras

It’s Mardi Gras…Let’s eat Bugnes!

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. Have a look at the Wikipedia list of alternate names. They are sold at Mardi…

Interior decor in Le Bistro du Rhone

Le Bistro du Rhone, Annecy

Having enjoyed as normal, a wander through the lovely streets of Annecy, a wonderful medieval town in Haute Savoie, and a great morning shopping! I was anticipating a good lunch in a bistro rated No.3 on Trip Advisor… So…Taste of Savoie had lunch today at Le Bistro du Rhone in Annecy, a small bistro near the…

A selection of dishes from L'Angelick

L’Angelick, La Muraz

Another little gem nestling in the countryside of the Haute Savoie, in a gorgeous little rural village called La Muraz up on the Saleve mountain  – a small pre-alpes mountain.  L’Angelick restaurant and brasserie was a real surprise, a real good surprise! Driving out into ‘rural France’ to this restaurant affords amazing views towards the…

Neiges Etoilées 2014

Neiges Etoilées 2014 – Chatel Haute Savoie

Neiges Etoilées is an annual gastronomic food festival held in Châtel, one of the ski resorts of the Portes du Soleil in the Haute Savoie. This festival includes many culinary events but the main attraction is the concours des chefs – a culinary competition where chefs can show off their specific talents, culinary skills and…