A few weeks ago, I told you about the lovely Press trip I went on to France with Comté Cheese. And on that trip we were treated to the most delicious lunch in the most breathtakingly beautiful surroundings. Lunch at La Petite Echelle, Mont d’or is something I don’t think I will ever forget.
Located just 350m from the Swiss border, La Petite Echelle (or ‘The Small Scale’) is an idyllic location to have lunch. It has no electricity or running water and the main building hasn’t changed for over a century. Back to basics at its very best. We got it at its very best, blue skies, with the sun beating down and cowbells ringing in the background. The setting is so unbelievably pretty, I swear I nearly burst into song with the Hills are Alive. I settled for singing it in my head. Thankfully (for everyone else).
There is a yurt which is rented out to hikers, it might not look that big, but it can actually sleep 10. I’m not saying I would necessarily want to sleep in it with 9 other people, but if a few of you took it over it could be amazing!
We were so spoilt during our trip, that I had come to expect delicious food, but the lunch here surpassed all expectation. To rustle up a lunch this delicious, with no electricity or running water is quite a thing. Hats off.
We had Comté cheese Fondue, potato rösti topped with ham & smoked sausage, dressed green salad, chocolate cake and strawberry & rhubarb tart.
Everything we ate was sourced locally and they make use of all the plants, wildflowers and herbs which are not only delicious but also look really beautiful!
I genuinely cannot recommend this place enough. It was such a lovely day and really something I wont forget for a long time.
Manky thanks to Milene & Anasie at Comté Cheese and Claudia & Caroline at MBA Digital Marketing for organising the trip and looking after us all so well! And thank you to the wonderfully talented Annie Spratt for the gorgeous photos, as my camera was playing up!