Le repaire des Ours – Le Fayet – France Visit Review: 8,8

An Ogre in bear lair

When you have a change of ownership, at some point, it’s still a mess. In this case, the FaceBook Page is still held by the former manager, the website is in the road. And everyone complains that it’s not the same anymore.

Indeed, the lady who receives you is really far from being kind. She is lucky to have an elderly but super-nice waitress to round the corners with the guests.

You still have to understand, dear Madame, that if you buy a business less than 100 meters from a TGV station serving a ski resort (the Contamines in this case), it is very likely (or even very interesting for you) to see the arrival of herds of skiers loaded like donkeys and coming to eat while waiting for their train.

So no need to moan, to complain about the mass of luggage, you will have for years. Although, given your hospitality, it is not sure that you are keeping the shop that long.

Well, now that I’ve had a good time, what is there to eat?

Since we were eight, you are entitled to almost the entire menu.

Well I’ll take a rabbit terrine with old mustard and a bull rib.

It arrives, beautiful, bleeding. A wonder. But where is my rabbit? Ah? !! It arrives after? Okay. It’s a fantasy…

 

Le repaire des Ours Côte de taureau

Le repaire des Ours Côte de taureau

 

Le repaire des Ours Taureau de près !

Le repaire des Ours Taureau de près !

The terrine is suitable, even if a little acidic.

Le repaire des Ours Terrine de lapin

Le repaire des Ours Terrine de lapin

 

Supreme of chicken stuffed with gingerbread and ratafia sauce. The first is too sweet and the second too acidic because not enough reduced. On a sweet meat like poultry, I let you imagine the result. A bit disgusting even though the meat was mellow.

Le repaire des Ours Volaille au pain d'épice

Le repaire des Ours Volaille au pain d’épice

Classic entrecote. But it’s the least of things. We are not at Bocuse. If you miss a rib steak, hang yourself.

Tagliatelle are “way” carbonara. It’s all the more strange that they seem true, that is to say without cream. So the “way” is too much.

Le repaire des Ours Carbonara

Le repaire des Ours Carbonara

 

Salmon tagliatelle is made with lots of fish crumbs. And way too much dill. The taste of the plate is exploded.

Le repaire des Ours Tagliatelle saumon

Le repaire des Ours Tagliatelle saumon

 

The good Bolognese. Even if the meat is a little hash. And that celery is missing.

 

Le repaire des Ours Bolognaise

Le repaire des Ours Bolognaise

 

When you say roasted chicken leg, having a skin a bit grilled and not a white and flabby coating, it is asking too much?

Le repaire des Ours Poulet frit

Le repaire des Ours Poulet frit

 

Tiramisu biscuits soaked in coffee.

Le repaire des Ours Tiramisu

Le repaire des Ours Tiramisu

 

Poorly mixed chocolate mousse. Even if it is visually homogenous, incorporation into the whipped cream was too contrasting in temperature. Hence a granular texture. Which disappears very quickly with the warmth of the mouth but is sensitive when you know.

 

Le repaire des Ours Mousse au chocolat

Le repaire des Ours Mousse au chocolat

Bread apparently pretty but deplorable. David would kill Goliath with.

Le repaire des Ours Pain

Le repaire des Ours Pain

 

Very good cheese cake! You see, I liked things. I’m not difficult!

Le repaire des Ours Cheese cake

Le repaire des Ours Cheese cake

 

This is where we notice that the chef is more “sweet” than “salty”. Despite the small mistakes on chocolate mousse and tiramisu, the white Opera with chestnut and white chocolate is really good.

Le repaire des Ours Opéra blanc

Le repaire des Ours Opéra blanc

 

This tendency is confirmed by poultry with gingerbread and ratafia.

FYI, there were two baker-pastry cook with us so I rely on their opinions.

So we have a chef who has a good base but would do better to settle for the end of the meal, in which he is good enough. And cooking red meats.

Desserts and the quality of basic products save the note. But the negligence of the preparations does the rest.

Good wine from Savoy, Etraire de l’Adui.

Le repaire des Ours Etraire de l'Adui

Le repaire des Ours Etraire de l’Adui

 

To be objective, I must admit that the check is very reasonable for a dinner of 4 adults, three teens and a child. 171,50 euros for 8.

Le repaire des Ours Addition

Le repaire des Ours Check

 


Date of the visite: 2018 February
Ski
Le repaire des Ours Opéra blanc

Tel: 00 33 9 50 45 32 02
Addrese: 87 Avenue de la Gare, 74190 Saint-Gervais-les-Bains

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