The Epicurean Rendezvous
Nathalie and Nicolas have opened their Œnothèque Gourmande in Crans-Montana, together with their son Léo and Bernard & Ruth Ravet. It’s time for a program of festivities with excellent wines on the menu as well as a nice choice of gastronomic tapas during the day and a seasonal menu in the evening.
It is in one of the mythical places of the Valaisan resort, Le Gréni that the couple has set up its new quarters on the edge of Lake Grenon. With its wooded charm and chalet atmosphere, the place offers an idyllic setting for the winter with cosy spaces to feel comfortable.
Wines by the glass
Who better to take care of you than Nathalie Ravet, sommelier of the year 2007 and 2015 and her husband Nicolas, trained in the best restaurants in Switzerland (Fletschorn in Saas-Fee, Boccalino in St-Blaise, Ermitage in Vufflens-le-Château).
To go with a nice glass of wine, Nicolas’ tapas will make you travel. Head for happiness in a few tasty bites, whether it’s the veal concassé and its mimosa lettuce, the vegetable composition, the snow crabe or, what will surely become one of the specialties of the place, the fritters of alpine cheese. In addition, Nico’s turnovers range from the Ledermann Brothers’ cabbage sausage to Burger in the way Léo likes it, raisins and vanilla.
From here or elsewhere, the emphasis is on quality, such as the Anniviers cured meats and the foie gras dodine from Bernard Ravet.
To be taken away, you’ll find Champagne, wines, jams, artisanal terrines, …
In the evening, by reservation, Nicolas & Bernard propose a seasonal menu, different each month.
The Ravet family story continues in Crans-Montana. And it is always with this desire to please, to share, to offer the best to the customers that L’Œnothèque Gourmande is positioned. In this spirit, Nathalie Ravet has selected magnificent grape varieties and unearthed rare Valaisan pearls. To discover and taste them, no less than thirteen wines by the glass are offered, such as the Fendant from the Cave Sinclair, the Petite Arvine from Jean-Louis Mathieu in Chalais or the Carminoir from Romain Papilloud in Vétroz. An incredible selection of nearly one hundred different wines (including sixty from the Valais) completes this already generous offer of wines by the glass.