Situated in a picturesque valley in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of France, just across the border from Switzerland, sits La Chapelle d’Abondance. It’s a quaint little town known for great skiing in the winter but it is also a beautiful (and quiet) place to decompress while still affording easy access to both Switzerland and France.
We dined here on the recommendation of friends who live in the area (who also happen to appreciate good food) and it is one of their favorite local spots. We were staying in Montreux but getting to L’Olivier in La Tour-de-Peilz could not be easier. The restaurant is located in the Hostellerie Bon Rivage a lovely small hotel on the shores of Lake Geneva.
This is a comprehensive trip report (read long) as I also share these with a frequent flier community that I belong to. So grab a cocktail, fasten those seat belts, and join me as we jet over 10,000 miles on LAN. I was able to utilize the American Express International Airline Program (IAP) once again for this return to South America.
I received an advance copy of Cristina Suarez Krumsick’s new book No Bake Makery: More Than 80 Two-Bite Treats Made with Lovin’, Not an Oven to review. Now, those of you that follow me regularly know that baking and Gluten Free Mike do not go together – they are not even remotely compatible…
Leona’s has since closed, sadly an end to an era.
Being a true New Yorker, I am always happy when I stumble across new locales that turn out to be hidden gems among the sea of options here in the City. Last night turned out to be one of those times when the stars aligned and a truly wonderful experience followed.