Lausanne, Switzerland is a city of unparalleled beauty. I know, I know – Europe is a continent full of gorgeous cities. But once you walk the streets of Lausanne, bordering Lake Geneva, you’ll know you are in the midst of something really special. I might even go so far to say that you’ll fall in love.
Beyond good looks, Lausanne is also well-known for its wine and culinary delights. If you visit, you will eat – and eat well. Another reason you may become quickly enamored with the place! And now, Anne-Sophie Pic’s new restaurant at the Beau-Rivage Palace, a lovely palace hotel, can join in as one of the best places to eat in Lausanne.
Do you know Anne-Sophie Pic? The only female chef in France with three coveted stars in the world renowned Michelin Guide (for her restaurant Maison Pic in Valence, France), she has now managed the incredible feat of getting her new Anne-Sophie Pic restaurant at the Beau-Rivage two stars – and it’s not even been open a year.
Maybe it has something to do with her genes – Pic is the third generation of chefs in her family to be lauded by the Michelin guide. Or maybe it’s her commitment to local produce and artisanal foods. It’s probably a little of both, really – but it seems to me that Pic also just has some innate knowledge of what makes for good eating.
I’ve just been sent a teaser email about her special New Year’s Eve menu. It’s all based around truffles: fondue with white truffles, scallops with black truffles and even black forest cream cake with black truffles. I may be drooling a little.
And more to the point, it may have just inspired me to plan a return trip to Lausanne(and make a reservation at the restaurant). Not that one needs much prompting, really.
Place du Port 17-19
CH 1000 Lausanne
Tel: +41 21/613 33 33
Photo of Anne-Sophie Pic courtesy of Beau-Rivage Palace.