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Restaurant de l’Hôtel de Ville (Lausanne)

Restaurant de l’Hôtel de Ville Crissier (Hotel de Ville because the name is just too long) is located in Lausanne, Switzerland.  If you want to have a nice meal in Switzerland, this is it.

Restaurant de l’Hôtel de Ville Crissier:

I’ll be honest, the food I ate in Switzerland wasn’t good until my meal at Hotel de Ville.  My culinary goal for visiting any country is to eat at one high-end restaurant.  I took a day trip out to Lausanne and after visiting the Olympic museum, I ended my day with a bangin’ meal.

Lunch tasting menu:

I came here for lunch and of course, I opted for the tasting menu.  They also have a la carte menu and an extensive wine list, but I don’t know shit about wine.   Vincent Mattera, the maître d’ and his staff spoke very good English, so you don’t have to worry about communication.  My favorite was the morels dish; this mushroom tastes like beef yo!

Menu dégustation continues…

Course after course of delicious food, my palate was in shock.  After the meal comes a big cheese cart (sorry, no pic) and none of that pasteurized bullshit we get back in the States.  I’ve had the chance to experience one of the best menu dégustation at any restaurant.

At the time of my visit, Benoît Violier was the owner and head chef of Hotel de Ville.  Unfortunately, he took his own life in January 2016.  I was lucky enough to meet him when touring the kitchen.  Rest in peace, Chef Benoît Violier.  No need to worry, the restaurant is still kicking ass per reviews online.  The meal without any wine was around $380 USD.

Restaurant de l’Hôtel de Ville

Rue d’Yverdon 1, 1023 Crissier, Suisse

+41 21 634 05 05

Reservation made by email:

Visited in May 2015

Notable Awards & Accolades:
  • 3 Michelin Stars (2017)
  • #1 Restaurant in La Liste (2016)
  • 19/20 Gault & Millau Best Restaurant’s in Switzerland (2016)

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