Guillaume Monjuré, Best cuisinier Guide 2013
It’s already been four years since Guillaume Monjuré transplanted his Lyon restaurant Palégrié to the heights of Corrençon-en-Vercors, and in doing so, the verdant grandeur of his cuisine has intensified in the most beautiful way. The day we went for lunch the Promis-Juré menu (€68) shook us body and soul in the all-wooden dining room with a rustic-chic vibe: Iberian chorizo, a haddock-fennel tartelette and chilled mussels with garden herbs for the sparkling foreplay; even more mussels, this time prepared as a delicious curry-spiced soup; sublime flash-seared cuttlefish; a refreshing fennel velouté with haddock granita; incredible eggplant and foie gras ravioli in a bacon and cuttlefish broth; silky smooth lake trout prepared using the ikejime method and steamed with Sicilian pistachios, served with zucchini, sheep’s milk yogurt and herbs; extraordinary quail with a roasted thigh and poached breast meat, encircled by whole peas and pea purée, raspberries, tarragon and wild spinach; spellbinding little tunny with cherries and snow peas; before a trippy dessert combining a strawberry brunoise, Barbe Rouge hops granita, meringue and fir buds. // OJ..
FEELING THIRSTY? Natural bottles selected by Chrystel Barnier: a Vin-des-Allobroges white from Brice Omont (€7 a glass), an Hérault red from Lionel Maurel (€6.50), an Arbois white from Michel Gahier (€65 a bottle) or a Fleurie from the Bertrands (€52).
PRICE: Menus €45 and €68-98, kids’ menu €18.