The Epicurean Rendezvous
Nathalie and Nicolas have opened their Œnothèque Gourmande in Crans-Montana, together with their son Léo and Bernard & Ruth Ravet. They have started a program of festivities with excellent wines as well as a gourmet brasserie-inspired menu and a seasonal menu, on Friday and Saturday evenings, upon reservation.
It is in one of the mythical places of the Valais resort, the Gréni, that the couple has set up its new quarters on the shores of Lake Grenon. With its wooded charm and chalet atmosphere, the place offers an idyllic setting for the winter with cosy spaces to feel warm. In summer, a pretty terrace allows you to admire the magnificent sunsets.
Wines by the glass
Who better to treat 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).
Served from noon, for the summer season, a gourmet brasserie-inspired menu offering, among other things, a carpaccio of heirloom tomatoes and burrata, a bee tartar with tarragon or, what has become one of the specialties of the place, the baby malakoffs. In addition, Nico’s Chaussons range from the Ledermann Brothers’ cabbage sausage to the Burger as Léo likes it, including the smoked salmon heart.
Whether from here or elsewhere, the emphasis is on quality, such as the Anniviers cured meats, the Pata Negra Reserve from the Alcala brothers or the foie gras dodine from Bernard Ravet.
To take away, you will find Champagne, wines, jams, terrines, spirits, …
Fridays and Saturdays evenings, upon reservation, Bernard & Nicolas offer a seasonal menu that changes every month.
The history of the Ravet family 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 La Cave La Romaine, the Amigne from André Fontannaz or the Cabernet Franc from Serge Roh. An incredible choice of nearly one hundred references (including sixty from the Valais) completes this already generous offer of wines by the glass.