This was my second try at this joint 20 meters from the entrance to the Lyria/TGV to Paris so it’s really convenient. I came a bit early, it opens for lunch at 11h00, and I scoped the menu, specials and plats du jour.
The rock fish soup spoke to me; with good reason, it was really rich, flavorful and even through my first effort at floating off an overly saffroned rouille/Gruyere boat sank like Gustav II Adolf's 700 tonnes monster, my second floater succeeded. So far, so good; tell waiter, got plenty of time til train, no rush – that may have been a major mistake.
Because my second choice, Little Lac Leman perch(es) sautéed in butter were vastly over-cooked/dry-as-a-bone and the frites accompanying them were vastly under-cooked, rendering the entire plate inedible.
I had a café gourmand as a finale and the crème brulee was terrific and the “brownie” not bad.
So as we say goodbye to the Swiss Alps. Swiss Glaciers and Swiss Food, the royal we asks "Go back here?" And the walls echo "Sorry, I’ll do my research for next time, if there is one, and find finer food at better prices near the CCF Station."