A Meal with Amazing Views Over Lake Annecy

Our accommodation for our recent Lake Annecy break was Chez42, a delightful self-catering gîte on the outskirts of Saint-Jorioz and close to the lakeside. We asked our friendly and helpful English expat hosts, Jennifer and Richard, to recommend somewhere to eat. They told us the views from a restaurant near the summit of the Col de la Forclaz on the east side of the lake were breathtaking and we could also enjoy local cuisine. The restaurant is called Le Chalet La Pricaz and we can confirm that the views were indeed breathtaking from the outside terrace where we ate in the warm evening air.

We ordered Raclette and Reblochon cheeses that come in slices on platters together with wooden scrapers to transfer the cheese from little metal spatulas after we had melted the cheese under a mini table-top grill. To accompany the cheeses there was a selection of charcuterie and a large bowl of salad. The house red was Domaine St Privat Côtes du Rhône Vieilles Vignes 2011. It was full and spicy with black fruits and rich smooth tannins. It complemented the meal well.

All in all a fun and different local eating experience in a superb setting.

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