1. Restaurants
  2. Région Rhône-Alpes
  3. Département de la Haute-Savoie (74)
  4. Megève (74120)
  5. City of Megève

Flocons de Sel

Once you’ve climbed up the Route du Leutaz, far from the throes of the world below, you’re powerless against the lunch menu’s rising prices (+€30 in one year…). Served quietly in a luminous paneled room with views of the woods, Emmanuel Renaut’s cuisine stuns the taste buds – and this as early as the amuse-bouches, including an always-fashionable smoked milk beignet. The day we went, the springtime menu featured the following: shaved mushrooms over smoked egg yolk, a moussey coffee cream and a tangy jelly; morel mushrooms cleverly stuffed with their own stems, in a wild garlic sauce with dried onions; roasted fera on a very thin slice of rye bread, a dense carrot and pine paste, and a moussey Arvine butter; a light roach fish quenelle with an onion and shellfish jus and an ambush of tapioca; very tender rounds of pigeon roasted over hay, served pink in their rich juniper jus, with a black trumpet mushroom mousseline, smoked new potatoes and an onion-truffle tartlet; and finally, after the imposing cheese platter, a monochromatic white circle reinterpreting an elderflower faisselle de Megève, trapped under a fine sugar shell. A true pinnacle of flavor! // A.S.

FEELING THIRSTY? You can choose almost at random from the rich menu: a Vin-des-Allobroges white from the Domaine des Ardoisières (€14 a glass), a Chinin-Bergeron from the Domaine Pascal and Annick Quenard (€69), a Savoie red from Belluard (€70), or even a Fleurie from Métras (€75) or a Cornas from Barret (€145) for something a little further away.

PRICE: Tasting menus €170 (lunch) and €290.

Getting there

Restaurant Flocons de Sel
1775, route du Leutaz
TEL: +33 4 50 21 49 99