Galopin (Annecy)

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Despite being discreetly tucked away along the Thiou River, Galopin has nothing to hide: in this welcoming space with unfussy decor (untreated wood, blonde wood furniture, an open kitchen), you’ll find nothing but living wines and good ingredients, plus a zero-waste philosophy! At this fiercely locavore bistro, Léa Michoud (a former French teacher) and chef Julien Pradinaud (a former engineer) sent all of the following out the night we went: a stellar Spanish tortilla served with a pepper dipping sauce, roasted eggplant and a refreshing mint yogurt; a pink pork chop in a chimichurri broth and pickled onions; burrata from Atelier des Mozzarellas that was nice and creamy in the center, paired with juicy peaches and fresh basil; cute little crottin goat cheese (fresh and aged!), gobbled up with sourdough bread from the Aristide bakery; before a classic but terribly satisfying chocolate-olive oil ganache, followed by a gâteau de Savoie cake served with local peach coulis and ice cream! // Irma Trochet

FEELING THIRSTYBottles of wine available in all three colors, for all tastes (also sold to go): a Drôme red from Matthieu Dumarcher (€6 a glass), an Alsace Pinot noir from Kumpf & Meyer (€18 a bottle), a Savoie Chasselas by David Humbert (€31)… And for something hoppy, there are La Barbue beers (€5-6).

PRICEShared plates €7-16.

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