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“A little gem in the Alps”

Auberge de la Feuille d'Erable
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed January 31, 2013

Have dined at this Auberge at least once a year for he past 6 years during ski trips in the local area. It is a bit out of he way for the Samoens and Morillon crowd, but that's perhaps not a bad thing. It is well worth the effort, but a reservation is a smart idea. The menu is Savoyard, and the deserts, mostly named after rock stars, are great. I recommend the 'Berthoud' and for afters, a 'Rolling Stones' . We have always had a very warm welcome from Thierry, the owner. The decor is eclectic, reflecting his rock music, motor racing, and other history. If you like cosy, personal, authentic and relaxed, then this is THE place to eat in the area.

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Reviewed February 17, 2012

If you are asked what and were your last meal on earth would be, my choice would be here. I can't describe how wonderful and important to me this little tiny auberge is to me.....,but I will try. I have been skiing in Flaine/Les Carroz for nearly forty years and I love France and the Haute Savoie region. I have a great passion for food, I will travel all over the world for this hunger. I even work in kitchens (high end cooking) for nothing. My reviews on TA don't show how many restaurants I have eaten in. Thousands.
This place, if you sneeze, you will miss, it's at the head of a valley and I found it by chance. The owners are French/Canadien, Thierry and Francine. Thierry is front of house and Francine does the chefs work.
The salade cesar is the finest I have ever tasted. It has a twist on it, but I won't spoil the surprise. When I first tried it, I spent the next year dreaming of it!

This year had the salade again to share with my wife, then followed by a fondue of beef. OUTSTANDING, it was done using red wine and aromatics rather than the usual fried by oil. Crispy potatoes and salad. Washed down by a lovely Savoie wine.
Completed with some boules glace to finish. The dessert menu's are rock album covers and Thierry spends his time, if not working, going to watch the Stones or Bruce Springsteen live. Fantastic place, you must book in advance as although miles from anywhere, fills up very quickly. We have a complimentary coup on arrival. Our journey back to Les Carroz is filled with sadness and joy. Sadness as we have to wait another year to return and joy for the wonderful food and reception we have enjoyed.

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Reviewed July 26, 2011

Little converted house tucked away in a corner of Sixt. The owner is a very friendly aging rocker always making quips about guitars or music. The decor is a cross between traditional Savoyard and the Hard Rock Cafe. Dessert menus are real LP covers with the LPs still inside. The food is very traditional savoyard - fondues, tartiflette, charcuterie. You will be in heaven as long as you like cheese and ham. Apparently there is live music sometimes in the evening but we went for lunch. The basic fondue was delicious and the fondant au chocolat with butterscotch ice cream was to die for. Really recommended for people who are just looking for good savoyard food without the kitsch.

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Reviewed July 24, 2011

This is a small restaurant, decorated in a mix of half traditional Alpine chalet style and half rock memorabilia style, reflecting the proprietor's tastes. The menus are old album covers (for you iPod generation folk, albums were what preceded CD's). It is Heidi meets Hard Rock Cafe in the nicest sort of a way. Sounds odd but it feels different and authentic and it really works.
The food is traditional Alpine style - raclette, fondue etc and is first class.

If you are looking for somewhere cozy, Alpine but not twee, think about this place. NB its popularity is attested by the fact that you really need to book in advance.

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