L'Anversis, Table de Montagne
The chalet’s wooden floorboards squeak like you wouldn’t believe, the big Bernese Mountain dog wags its tail and the owner, Bernard Robbe, talks, thinks and lives the Jura lifestyle. As for Sylvie, who is spoiled for choice by the local products (pork cooked over straw by the neighbor, wild salsify collected nearby, nettles in the soup, white goosefoot instead of spinach…), she cooks up the mountain: fondues made with aged Comté, blueberries, cèpe mushrooms or truffles; “croûtes” (puff pastry filled with Morteau sausage cooked in red wine or serpolet, or veal sweetbreads with morel mushrooms — from Chili!) and comforting tartines (homeade cancoillotte cheese and Morteau, etc.), served after a soup, with a good herby salad, and before dessert — a delicious crème brûlée made with pine needles, for example. To drink, there are regional wines (Arbois from La Tournelle, Trousseau from Gahier… starting at €4.50 a glass and €16.50 a bottle), artisanal beers (around €12 for 75 cl), plant infusions and absinthes (€3 to €5). Fondues €25-34, dishes €25 to €39.50 (soup and dessert included), kids €12.50. // Y.N.