Fodor's Expert Review Auberge du Père Bise
For anyone who's never dined in one of France's grand old restaurants, this two-star stunner would be a fine start. Set in a century-old chalet-inn in the tiny storybook village of Talloires, on the incomparably beautiful Lac d'Annecy, from start to finish you'll be pampered in the old style. Although chef Jean Sulpice has updated the cuisine, dishes like veal carpaccio with white caviar and horseradish cream; poulet de Bresse stuffed with truffles and foie gras; and steamed lake fish with scallops, fennel, and ginger beurre blanc feature all the luxe ingredients that distinguish French gastronomy. On a warm day, a table on the gracious terrace overlooking the lake is a must. Prices are not for the fainthearted, but good memories are priceless.
303 rte. du Port
Annecy, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes 74290, France
- Stunning lakeside setting
- Distinguished menu of French classics
- Legendary restaurant