May the Potence Be With You

Al fresco dining is one of the many reasons why we love living in Switzerland so, when summer kicks off, we begin anew our search for the best outdoor terraces around.

One that certainly qualifies is the Restaurant La Croix Verte in the heart of the village of Vich (VD). Opened in 2012, this cool little bistro boasts not only a lovely outside space with a fenced play area (very safe even for young toddlers) but a carte of superb meat dishes as well.

Restaurant La Croix Verte, Vich - Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

Restaurant La Croix Verte, Vich – Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

Small but lovely play area for kids! Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

Small but lovely play area for kids! Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

Restaurant La Croix Verte, Vich - Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

Restaurant La Croix Verte, Vich – Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

The restaurant’s high-quality meat comes straight from the boucherie du Molard in Geneva and is served on the ardoise grill stone, as a tartare or – more spectacularly – as potence flambée au Cognac.

If you’ve never tried a ‘potence flambée’, it’s definitely a food experience you won’t forget. Inspired by ancient medieval traditions, this hot metal contraption is used to flame succulent chunks of cœur de filet of Black Angus beef in cognac, with spectacular effects.

The melt-in-the-mouth morsels are then served with roast potatoes and 5 sauces.

Potence medieval -  Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

Potence medieval – Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

Let the flaming begin! Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

Let the flaming begin! Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

Delicious accompaniments for the Potence. Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

Delicious accompaniments for the Potence. Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

Starters were equally flavoursome and steeped in Swiss culinary tradition but with a contemporary twist: think seasonal grilled fennel with lentils, salade de tomme vaudoise et lard grillé or tartine de duo de foie gras.

If anyone told you it’s impossible to enjoy a fine meal with kids in tow, give the Restaurant La Croix Verte a try — it’s also a great option when family and friends come over to visit from abroad!

Ready for starters? Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

Ready for starters? Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

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Restaurant La Croix Verte

Grand’Rue 1

1267 Vich

Tel. 022 364 10 78

 

Open 7 days a week

Free underground parking

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