Delicious auberge food in a random village near Coppet
Auberge de Founex
It is amazing what you can find in small little hamlets that surround Coppet and Nyon. After a mixed hockey training session in nearby Coppet, a teammate suggested a drink in a nearby restaurant and so this is how I came to be introduced to this place, which is a hotel-restaurant outfit that you commonly find in many towns in Vaud. At the time, I was famished and so decided to try the spaghetti bolognese as well. What a delight - fantastic pasta, sauce that was delicious and flavour-packed, and a bowl so massive that even when I shared it with my teammate (and we both can eat especially after training!), we were well and truly satisfied. So I have since returned with some friends on several occasions, as it is very convenient for 1) those with a car, 2) those with kids, and 3) those who are based around Nyon and Versoix. Friends and my other half have ordered dishes such as the gigot d'agneau, the cordon-bleu veal and the tagliatelle with prosciutto. All agree the dishes are very well-presented and more importantly, very tasty. On both occasions I have been back, I have ordered the tagliatelle aux morilles (local mushroom delicacy) and the pasta is fantastic - home-made and cooked to perfection. I am not one to re-order the same dish but when it is REALLY good, then...it makes sense! Prices are reasonable (around CHF 40-50 per head with a dessert and glass of wine alongside the main) and ambience is pretty informal, which is nice for families with young children and those not in the mood for pretentious fanfare. Highly recommended.