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“Great place, great service, fantastic food and very good value for money.”

Auberge Communale de St-Legier
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Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, French, Contemporary, Gastropub
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed March 30, 2013

I came to have dinner to this restaurant with my sister and we both left it with a big smile on our faces. I will elaborate a bit more:

+ I spent nearly two hours on internet looking for a nice restaurant to have dinner. I wanted something a bit different, gastronomical but yet different from these fancy Michelin starred restaurants. I found this one and the comments in Trip Advisor and its website finally convinced me.

+ The place is very nice. Tables are not ostentatious, without table cloth and with minimalist deco. This might give you the impression you are not in a good gastro-restaurant, however the decoration of both dining rooms are superbly warm and cosy, so as it is their illumination. This definitely helps to improve the experience.

+ Staff and Service: Due to an ankle injury, I have to walk with my crutches. When we arrived to the restaurant, even though there was no one to greet us at the door and/or to help us with our coats, we were kindly walked to our table and without asking for it, I was quickly brought a stool with a cushion to put my leg up during the dinner. 100/100 Emilie :). Romain, I think it is his name, the sommelier, was very kind and attentive along the dinner, offering us advice on aperitifs, menu, wines,... and on top of that, he was a very nice and friendly guy and chose an excellent wine for us.

+ Food (the stuff that really matters): I would give them 85/100. The menu was:
- First Courses:
# Sticks of fois gras with rhubarb, porto caviar and madeleine ginger. (Excellent combination of flavours, and a very very delicate foie grass, but unfortunately it was a bit too cold for me, so that it did not release all the flavours in my mouth besides hurting my wheel at some point).
# Glazed sweetbreads and St-Jacques with liquorice. (The best dish without any doubt. Every piece was cooked to perfection, specially the St-Jaques... mouth watering)
- Second Course:
# Turbot with hazelnut butter and diced tomatoes and basil sauce. (It was a treat however the fish was 45-60 sec slightly overcooked and it lacked seasoning. I had to add some salt. Quality of products was superb though)
- Main:
# Beef filet with verjuice, potato mousseline. (x2) (It was good but it did not speak to me. Legumes were very delicate! so as the mousseline, with the help of a generouse spoon of butter though. Meat, it was just fine, very well cooked but it lacked flavour. I think the problem was not with the cooking but with the product itself).
- Desserts: (Their pressentation was x1 Michelin Star)
# Chocolate fondant cake, lime raviole. (WOW!! So much technique here. A dish packed with lot of very well balanced flavours. The icecream was a treat so as the lime raviole, whose dough was made out of a very thin layer of some fruit... The combination of a rich and perfectly cooked chocolate fondant with these two was astonishing).
# Passion fruit ice cream with a raspberry coulis heart, espuma yogourt. (Another treat. Comparable to the previous one but with a much more acid palette of flavours. Yogourt foam was mouth watering).

All this plus two bottles of water and a bottle of a very nice red wine = 280 CHF.

I honestly do not think you can get more hours of quality cooking for this price anywhere the region. There are little things to be improved:
- Young staff lacking confidence and presence.
- Tiny cooking errors (Kitchen was very quiet = only x3 tables)
yet the future is very bright. I will come back soon, hopefully without my crutches.

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Reviewed September 17, 2012

A view from the outside of the restaurant, will have you think it's a rustic and old café/restaurant with simple traditional local dishes. But once you get inside, you'll realize that it is only a facade. On the inside there's a touch of italian design with a light yellow paint on the walls with faded lights which gives the restaurant a kind comfort.
The food has a touch of gastronomy, and is beautiful placed on the dishes. You'll get an evening filled with several flavours which is just stunning. The price matches the food and quality very good. You'll get a lot for your money, and will probably leave the place with a positive mind of an extraordinary evening.
I can for sure recommand this restaurant.

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