A little research done by yours truly prior to our road-trip to Annecy revealed some really good restauarants uncovered by the New York Times Travel. We had wanted to keep La Ciboulette for dinner but it was fully booked so we grabbed the next seating which was available only for lunch.
NY Times Travel really nailed the description by saying that La Ciboulette was a sparkling little restaurant for it really was. Famished for I hadn’t had breakfast, I went for the 3-course set lunch without hesitation. As we peeked over our neighbouring diners’ meal, our eyes were set for a visual feast and our tastebuds were waiting in anticipation.
First up, the Man was thrilled with the wine list and decided to open up a bottle of our favourite white vin – Batard Montrachet. I’ve always enjoyed the silky smooth and buttery finish of this wine.
2003 Batard Montrachet
Amuse Bouche of Chilled White Asparagus Soup with Truffle Essence
Baked terraine puff pastry
Langoustine with seafood salad
Oven-baked veal with tempura vegetables
Pan-fried white sole-fish fillet with seasonal vegetables
Desserts – Choco Trio & Strawberry Mascarpone Cheesecake
The meal was very enjoyable. The Man’s starter of the baked pastry with meat stuffing was clearly a winner over my langoustine. But like I said, I was famished, so I wolfed down the entree within seconds. As for the mains, I would have gone for the pink cut of meat over my fish. Having said that, the fish was still very good with enough sauce that was liberally sufficient to cover the fish with. As for the dessert, I preferred the rich chocolate offerings and the chocolate wrapped with filo pastry was so-so good!
Worth a visit and with a great location just at the shopping street of the Old Town, what’s not to like?La Ciboulette Address: 10 Rue Vaughes, 74000 Annecy, France Telephone: +33 450 457 457 Michelin-Star: ★