The renowned French gastronomy guides Gault&Millau and Michelin award the best chefs for the quality and originality of their cuisine. In 2019, 101 Vaud restaurants with a total of 1423 points are listed in Gault&Millau while 14 restaurants with a total of 19 stars are in this year’s Guide Michelin. Among the highlights:
Chef Marie Robert of Café Suisse in Bex was named “Chef of the year 2019ˮ by Gault&Millau and awarded two additional points (16/20). She was also awarded one star by Guide Michelin.
Chef Cédric Bourassin, holder of the award Meilleur Ouvrier de France, also received a Michelin star for his restaurant Berceau des Sens. This is the training restaurant of the l’Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (Lausanne Hotel Management School).
At the restaurant Hôtel de Ville in Crissier near Lausanne, Chef Franck Giovannini is the fourth celebrity chef in a row to manage the restaurant’s excellent cuisine. For 2019, he received 19 Gault&Millau points and three Michelin stars. He continues in the footsteps of his predecessors Benoît Violier, Philippe Rochat, and Fredy Girardet.
Stéphane and Stéphanie Décotterd took over the management of the Pont de Brent in 2011 and have dedicated themselves to serving 100% regional cuisine local products, with ingredients that are rarely found anywhere else in the region. For their efforts, they’ve earned 18 points in GaultMillau and two Michelin stars in 2019 at a restaurant that is also a member of Relais & Châteaux and Grandes Tables du Monde.
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