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 :-)