Part of me wants to keep this place secret because it truly is a hidden gem, as is this region of France. But the other part of me wants to tell everyone about it because it's special and special places should be shared.
On the top of a plateau surrounded by mountains, greenery and cows is this tiny restaurant nestled in the 'main' street of St Julian en Vercors.
We were celebrating a birthday and took a chance on the restaurant due to the chef's reputation, even though we had no idea what to expect food wise.
We sat outside on the terrace as it was a beautiful day. We were presented with a melon granita with a dash of rum to cleanse the palate.
For entree i had a pastry parcel filled with bleu du vercors cheese and walnuts, served with a salad which had the tastiest bacon i've ever eaten. For main course i had the 10 hour beef served with a 3 veg mash. For dessert i had crème brulee. Warm, moist and crunchy on top.
I particularly liked the information provided in the front of the wine list; all the names of the local companies the chef gets his produce from with a special note saying there are no microwaves on site. Prices were between 9-12 euros for entree, 17-24 euros for main, 6 euros for dessert. If i had to sum it up, i would say 3 Q's: quiet, quaint, quality.
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