A train to Vevey and a change there brought us to Chexbres in the vineyards which we visited a couple of weeks ago. Lunch was at the Lion D'Or restaurant as last time and the plat du jour was excellent. However, there was a slightly different air to the place. It was still filled with workers but there was an urgency we hadn't felt before. One man came in and quickly sat down with a group and sighed "La vendange.' Everyone was busy with the grape harvest and the making of wine.
|The Lion D'Or sign shone brightly against the clear blue sky
|Beef with rice and vegetables
|Dessert, and soup, came as part of the meal
|Chexbres station with some unusual floral displays
|Picking the grapes
|A rack monorail
|The monorail climbs some wicked grades
|A vegetable garden with a waterfall behind - one cannot live by grapes alone
|A pumpkin patch close to Vevey
Click here to see all pictures taken at Chexbres (both visits)
For out last supper Mary, Paul and I went up the funicular to Glion to the Pinte de Jaman where we were greeted by Christoffe. La chasse est arrivee is a common theme in restaurants in this area when hunters go into the forests and there are plenty of fall vegetables.
|View at sunset from the station at Glion
|Venison steak with spaetzle and chestnuts
|Bourguignon of wild boar jowls with spaetzle and chestnuts
|Christoffe and the chef at La Pinte de Jaman