Restaurant Choral (Annecy)

© Alban Chassagne

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Is that the sound of the Annecy food scene making itself heard yet again? In a previously peaceful street in the Romains neighborhood, Choral strikes a chord under the baton of Alban Chanteloup (ex-Clos des Sens), accompanied by Aymeric Velluz (ex-Auberge du Père Bise), who also knows the score like the back of his hand. The decor? Pared-back, with around ten light wood tables surrounded by terrazzo (on the floor) and concrete (on the walls), and large windows overlooking the tree-lined street. The music played in two movements that lunchtime: radiant seared tomatoes draped in shisho (red and green) and seasoned with bread praline, all bathed in a tasty tomato jus; followed by tender line-caught tuna with New Zealand spinach, lemon juice and plump capers. We slightly regret not having dessert, roasted plums, plum ice cream and shiso or chocolate tart with a tempting ganache. In the evening, it’s free jazz in four or six steps with sesame, sorrel, chervil and sheep’s yogurt among the headliners. For such an ensemble, any old sound system won’t do… fear not, the Tannoy Autograph speakers are more than up to the job. // Sofia Setif

FEELING THIRSTY? A cutting-edge playlist of natural winegrowers: Houillon, Apffel, Dard & Ribo, Bastian… as food and wine pairings at €24 or €38 (4-6 glasses), or simply by the glass (€8-12). Unless you prefer a beer from the Brasserie du Mont Salève (€7 for 330 ml) or a homemade kombucha (€5).

PRICE: Set menus €29-35 (lunch), dinner menus €44-60 (4-6 courses).

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