On a sunny summer evening we went with a couple of friends to a special place deep in a valley above Le Grand Bornand, Chez Albert, correctly known as La Ferme de Lormay.
We are regular visitors chez Albert, driving ten minutes down from Chinaillon into Le Grand Bornand and then 10 minutes along a wonderful valley, almost to the end to reach it. Wink wrote about a previous visit.
Albert cooks and serves authentic mountain dishes using seasonal local ingredients. He smokes his own ham, salmon and trout, and often there will be game that he has hunted himself. He has a flair and originality which is way above the local norm, made all the more special by dining in the old farm chalet built in 1786.
Here is my photo record of a good evening in Les Aravis!
Altesse, Domaine Prieuré St Christophe, Vin de Pays Allobrogie, Savoie 2009
Mid gold. Dried apricots, peach, touch of oak, dry, good acidity, voluptuously juicy, concentrated creamy rich fruit – long finish.
A great white made by a Savoie star, Michel Grisard, which went well with our first couses – especially my smoked salmon!
Mondeuse Confidentiel, Fils de Charles Trosset, Arbin, Savoie 2011
Deep ruby. Blackberry and ripe red fruit, dry, juicy tannins, touch herby with a rich, full palate and a long finish.
A wine made to go with our rich dishes…
Chez Albert, where good food lovers return to roost!
La Ferme de Lormay 74450 Le Grand-Bornand France
Tél: +33 (0) 4 50 02 24 29 Fax: +33 (0) 4 50 02 26 15