Mar 20, 2019
Gault&Millau and Michelin 2019: these prestigious French guides honour new dining venues, with awards for over 100 restaurants in the canton.
No gourmet would want to miss the original fare at the Pont de Brent. Stéphane Décotterd, the chef here since 2011, decided a few months ago to cook only with local ingredients. A fine tribute to the Vaud countryside and its products, as this venue has 18 Gault&Millau points and no less than 2 Michelin stars.
This year, Michelin includes 14 restaurants across the canton, awarding a total of 19 stars. Newcomers include the Berceau des Sens, the training restaurant of the renowned Swiss Hospitality Management School in upper Lausanne. Chef Cédric Bourassin, who works with a brigade of students, is rewarded by his first star. Michelin awards a similar rating to the work of Marie Robert, the young chef at the Café Suisse in Bex, at the foot of the Vaud Alps. At just thirty years of age, she has also won the prestigious Swiss Chef of the Year 2019 title awarded by Gault&Millau. The latest edition of this guide singles out 101 Vaud restaurants for a total of 1423 points.
Heading all the rankings, with 19 Gault&Millau points and three Michelin stars, is the prestigious Hôtel de Ville at Crissier, just outside Lausanne. Celebrity chef Franck Giovannini maintains this restaurant's excellent standards.