Annecy: Racines restaurant awarded a Bib Gourmand
Racines is an establishment well known by the inhabitants of Annecy. At the beginning of February, the name of the restaurant was awarded a Bib Gourmand for the year 2023. A way to highlight the excellent quality-price ratio of Racines.
The Bib Gourmand, presentation
Contrary to what some people might think, the Bib Gourmand is not a Michelin star “affordable” of the Guide Michelin. The concept of this distinction is simple: the Bib Gourmand is awarded to restaurants in which it is possible to taste 3 complete dishes for approximately 40€.
A notable difference from the Michelin star, where the price is absolutely not taken into account. The establishments awarded a Bib Gourmand are known for their value for money and their generosity. Just like Racines. And all can distinguish themselves, from the traditional brasserie to the bistronomic restaurant.
The origins of the Michelin Guide
The Michelin Guide was created in 1900 by André and Edouard Michelin. Their goal was to help drivers find places to eat on long trips. The star rating system was introduced in the 1930s.
Today, the gastronomic guide has a team of over 80 inspectors. They are the ones in charge of testing and rating more than 800 restaurants every year. Their identity is not known.
Each year, the stars are awarded to the best restaurants. But to be able to claim this distinction, the establishments must be in good standing for at least 18 months.
They are also obliged to serve 2 meals per day.
The rating of starred restaurants by the Michelin Guide
In the restaurant industry, the star is the most coveted award for chefs. And to be awarded, several points are taken into account :
- The quality of the plate, its originality and the association of flavors
- The personality of the cuisine, the choice of fresh, local and high quality products
- The originality and the precision of the presentation of the plates
- The excellence of the service
And contrary to popular belief, the Bib Gourmand is not a springboard to the star. A restaurant that has received this distinction has as much chance as another to receive a star.
Racines, restaurant awarded a Bib Gourmand
In Annecy, it is the restaurant Racines that has been highlighted in early February thanks to the award of a Bib Gourmand. This address, which is not to be missed by the inhabitants of Annecy, is located at Place des Cordeliers. The owners, Eva and John, received professional training in Bonneville and Thonon-les-Bains.
Today, they honor the Haute-Savoie in a sustainable cuisine, elaborated from local and fresh products. The menu is renewed regularly, according to the seasons.
And in their respectful approach towards the environment, the owners have decided to eliminate plastic bottles. The water served at the table is therefore served in a carafe and micro-filtered beforehand.
To reach the Place des Cordeliers, you can park at the Sainte-Claire parking lot. Another option, the avenue de Chambéry if you are lucky enough to find a place still free. The restaurant is open from Tuesday to Sunday:
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 12 noon to 1 p.m
From Thursday to Saturday, from 12 noon to 1 pm and from 7 pm to 9 pm
Sunday from 12 noon to 1 pm
Racines is accessible to people with reduced mobility. The establishment has a terrace and can be privatized on request.
Restaurants with a Bib Gourmand in Annecy
Like Racines, other restaurants have been awarded a Bib Gourmand in Annecy. It can be interesting to know them. You will be able to test them on the occasion of a romantic dinner or simply if you wish to enjoy a good culinary moment.
1er Mets is a family restaurant located on Place Saint-Maurice, in the heart of Annecy. The chef concocts modern and tasty seasonal dishes. A good address that we strongly recommend, especially since the service is very pleasant.
Contact : 04.57.09.10.54
Minami is a restaurant located at 19 faubourg Sainte-Claire. Very appreciated by the inhabitants of Annecy, he will serve you many Japanese specialties. You can also try the foie gras sushi or the crème brûlée with jasmine tea.
During the nice days, take advantage of it to have lunch on the terrace.
Contact : 04.50.45.75.42
Cozna means “kitchen” in Savoyard patois. The restaurant of the same name is located at 22 faubourg Sainte-Claire. The owners propose a traditional cooking validated by the customers and the regulars of the places.
Before opening Cozna, Sandra and Léo worked with Yannick Alléno and Frédéric Robert.
Contact : 04.50.65.00.25
Le Denti is a small restaurant located 25 bis avenue de Loverchy in Annecy. The owners propose a market cuisine and particularly value the fish. Attention, if you wish to go there, think of reserving.
Contact : 04.50.64.21.17
The Bib Gourmands in Haute-Savoie
A number of restaurants have also been awarded a Bib Gourmand in Haute-Savoie. We invite you to discover them. You will be able to test them during your travels in the department.
Le Confidentiel is a small restaurant in Menthon Saint-Bernard, at 24 rue des Moulins. The menu evolves with the seasons and the owners of the place offer a cuisine that is both creative and traditional. To be tested urgently.
Le Capucin Gourmand
Le Capucin Gourmand is a restaurant located in Vougy, at 1 520 route de Genève. The establishment has two rooms. The one in the bistro is rather vintage and friendly, while the one in the restaurant is more elegant and hushed.
The Carrier House
In Chamonix Mont-Blanc, at 44 route du Bouchet, you can enjoy La Maison Carrier. This farm, family and typical, will propose you a menu of season. We recommend the traditional Savoy cookie for dessert.
Contact : 04.50.53.00.03
Still in Chamonix, you can find Akashon at 50 place de l’Aiguille du Midi. You will be able to taste fine and tasty dishes, at the border between a traditional local cooking and a more modern one. The terrace will allow you to enjoy the view on the mountains.
La Ferme de Cupelin
At 198 route du Château, in Saint-Gervais, you will have the possibility to discover the Cupelin Farm. The chef is a native of the area, who has also worked at the starred Flocon de Sel restaurant in Megève. The regional products are honored in this very good restaurant.
Contact us : 04.50.93.47.30
L’As des Neiges
In Les Gets, you can finally try the As des Neiges. The couple behind the restaurant located at 624 rue du Centre has trained in several starred restaurants. The cuisine, tasty, is based on market and seasonal products.