Food recos in/around Vevey/Montreux
hubby is going to be in the vevey/montreux area for two weeks at the end of may. sadly, i'm not going with him!
anyway, he'll be attending a series of meetings so breakfast/lunch are taken care of. however, he will be on his own for all dinners and also one full weekend.
i'm the type-a trip planner in this family and hubby is a happy travel companion - he'll pretty much do and/or eat anything/everything. so, am hoping to be able to use the wisdom of chowhounders and give him some ideas before he goes.
he spent a few days in vevey last year and went to poyet (WOW!) and a handful of restaurants.
hubby will be staying at:
Hostellerie "Bon Rivage", Route de Saint-Maurice, La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland
would appreciate any food-related recos ... restaurants, specialty retailers (he's definitely going back to poyet!), and general stores (where does one get groceries to stock a hotel room?).
thanks SO much!
he shldn't miss the farmers' market in Vevey on Saturday - on the big square within sight of the lake, great local produce including dinky little fresh goat's cheeses from Serge & Claude-Lise Lenoir - with some of those and some of Poyet's bread and pastries, he can hunker down in his hotel room and gorge :-)
From a contact at the TO Vevey-Montreux-Lavaux (and a serious foodie)
La Rouvenaz, Italian
Le Muséum, typical Swiss
Le 45 of hôtel suisse majestic - great views
La Grange d'Antoine, Hôtel Victoria
In Grandvaux in the vineyards:
Auberge de la Gare, very nice
Le Baron Tavernier and the Deck, with a beautiful terrasse.
Café des négociants
Hostellerie de Genève
Gastronomic [i.e. gourmet]:
Auberge de l'Onde in St. Saphorin
Denis Martin in Vevey
Don't know any of them myself (we're up near Basel), but it's a start - have your husband ask around and see what the reaction is. Pls wish him bon appétit!
PS we await his report :-)
it's been a couple of years and hubby's memory is already foggy on the best days. :)
he remembers going to le chalet with colleagues; he liked it and said the views were incredible. a colleague took him to a restaurant outside of vevey but he doesn't remember the name. :(
he got take out from a local chinese restaurant - nothing remarkable (we have amazing chinese food in toronto!).
he picked up chocolates at poyet ... now, THOSE were amazing.
grocery stores were all closed by the time he was out of meetings (everything seemed to close VERY early) so he was never able to stock up on anything. yikes.
sorry i couldn't be of more help!