Le Grand Bornand Ski and Board Tests

Coming up in December 2009

Le Grand-Bornand is catapult-starting the 2009-10 season at the foot of the Floria chairlift, where a tented village of the main ski and board manufacturers will allow you to try out the latest gear for free. Free tests of the latest boards and skis during 2 days : compare equipment and discover the new trends of the different companies and manufacturers.

Ski Chalet Crème de Chalet

Featured Bed and Breakfast

Crème de Chalet is a 18th century chalet d'hôtes, located right up the slopes, 5 mn away from the village. In the morning, put your skis on in the front yard and simply... go! In the evening, ski back to the chalet. Simple... No shuttle or walking needed. In summer, you have direct access to hiking paths, mountain biking and even paragliding.

Snow Shop Adrenaline

Featured Gear Boutique

At Adrenaline you will not only find your boards, boots and skis, but also the latest in fashion design, advise and a friendly welcome.

Restaurant La Bouillotte

Featured Restaurant

Here you will be welcomed with a smile and presented with quality fresh products. The cuisine mixes local products with a special savoir-faire to serve high quality dishes at reasonable prices.

Le Grand Bornand Ski and Board Tests

Coming up in December 2009

Le Grand-Bornand is catapult-starting the 2009-10 season at the foot of the Floria chairlift, where a tented village of the main ski and board manufacturers will allow you to try out the latest gear for free. Free tests of the latest boards and skis during 2 days : compare equipment and discover the new trends of the different companies and manufacturers.

Located in Le Bouchet valley.

"Chez Albert":

The restaurant takes up the ground floor of an old traditional farmhouse and the middle room where you enter has a huge chimney with hams and saucissons hanging down, home-smoked by the open fire, which is used to grill meat. Also in this room the desserts (all home-produced tarts) are laid out so that you can check them out before you start eating.

Owner and chef Albert somehow manages to combine cooking skills learned in fine Lyon and Annecy restaurants with a feel for local traditional cuisine.

You are welcomed with a refreshing glass of Savoie Jongieux whilst you peruse the menu, which has a simple listing of starters and main courses. Starters include charcuterie, Salade d’Alpage (with 2-hour old Reblochon cheese from the next door farm and potatoes), a stunning cold leek dish in a beetroot sauce, mushroom terrine and in summer a fabulous courgette mousse. Main courses include grilled hunks of beef or lamb, but mainly feature local meat dishes including the fabulously rich, blood-thickened Fricassé de Caion (a Savoyard word for pork), Atriaux (fagots) and Boudin (blood sausage). In summer, chicken with crayfish (an unusual surf and turf combination) plus two trout (retrieved from the fishpool at the farm upon order) dishes are offered. You may catch a glimpse of Albert with his net outside after you've ordered, killing and filleting your trout. Side dishes include gratin Savoyard and polenta (a traditional Savoie dish). In addition there is usually one special main course of the night – often game in winter. The cheese plateau is local and of the highest quality. But then, there are the desserts... you are invited to go up and choose a slice of each of the tarts or any combination you want, served with sublime ice cream.

The long, usually noisy evening always ends up with a visit from Albert himself, clutching a carrier with six rather strange looking bottles. This is the Gnôle – or the spirits selection, rather suspect ‘home-made’ bottlings of Génépi, Poire, Prune and other fruity and fiery delights – the pièce de resistance being ‘Le Vipère’ – the snake in the bottle.

Price very approximately €40 per head including 1/2 bottle decent wine. No Credit Cards - Booking essential.

La ferme de Lormay
74450 Le Grand-Bornand FRANCE
T: +33 (0) 4 50 02 24 29
F: +33 (0) 4 50 02 26 15
W: www.lafermedelormay.com

1 Response to "Restaurant La ferme de Lormay"

  1. I had a lovely evening here. The food is very much about the region, the provenance. Unfortunately Albert was out hunting the evening we came but everything was still excellent.

    If you want to eat here you can look for space at www.chaletle4.com it is 100 meters down hill - which helps after the SSSSnake liquor :-)

     

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