We were on our way Annecy when we spotted this beautiful chateu. We decided to go of the beaten track and find the castle! Good thing we did – it was a restaurant! The setting was spectacular and the food couldn’t keep up 😦
We each started with the salad of the day which was fresh greens with duck prosciutto, foie gras, pine nuts and balsamic vinegarette – excellent! The foie gras was the best we’ve ever had – smooth, buttery, subtle minerals and salt. Awesome! Unfortunately, the entree didn’t stand up to the setting or the salad. It was a pan seared fish (not sure what kind – “zubelette”?), on a bed of finely diced vegetables and dried fruits (why?), and butter risotto. The risotto was totally bland – overly buttery (I know! I didn’t know that was possible!), lacking salt and pepper, and no contrast of flavors. The plate was, however, beautifully and simply presented.