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“La Fleur de Sel”

Le Cerf - Carlo Crisci
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Ranked #1 of 11 Restaurants in Cossonay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$11
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 23 September 2012

This is the brasserie of Le Cerf the Mich ** of Crisci. We had a lunch here that was top quality and a great value. The entry, in the same corridor as Le Cerf is just to the side before you come to the main dining room. The brasserie is tiny, perhaps holding 20 people if full. Light decor, small tables, with distinctive touches including hanging forks and spot lighting that transform an otherwise small room into an intimate one.

You need to understand the concept of the menu here as well, which is really interesting. At least for lunch it works like this. There is a plat du jour that is flat priced at about SFR 20. Then, if you are feeling more adventurous you can try one of the menu "marche" gourmande. These are priced at 55 / 75 / 90 or thereabouts and the main difference is the number of entrees that are included. Then, if you choose, you can simply order a la carte. So the approach is really flexible and I think welcoming; if you are not ready to spend a lot of money you can still get an excellent meal at a competitive price; but if you want, you can move into a much more gourmet experience; all in one space. Congratulations to the chef for giving such choices to the diners!

Our SFR 55 menu came with an amuse bouch; we had entrees of foie gras crusted with pistacioes and a confit of ??, and one of us had a corn veloute with blue cheese, both excellent. We all had beef as a main course, prepared perfectly with potatoes lyonnaise. All accompanied by excellent bread. Cheese plate simple and very good with a gorgonzola; camembert; and something with a crust of rosemary; dessert of a very light strawberry / rhubarb concoction with wafers of strawberry mergingue that melted they were so fine. Of course a great selection of local and imported wine.

Service was casual and friendly.

Compared to what we have experienced all over Switzerland this was really a fantastic meal at a reasonable price.

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Reviewed 26 July 2012

Lovely atmosphere, quality service and great food... Obviously not cheap, although the owner has another restaurant in the building where the food is cooked by the same team and the prices are more or less divided by two.

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Reviewed 5 July 2012

You have the choice between The restaurant (the pricey 2 stars) or the 'fleur de sel' which is more accessible and surprising at each dish. It starts with un-usual decoration and table set, room is a bit small so make sure you book before! You have choice between 1-3 starters, then main course, cheese And desert. Each dish is small in quantiy, but condensed with so many different but harmonious flavours to make you travel. It is small, but you have many, so you leave this place full, and reasonable price given the quality. 200chf for 2 for a 2 starter 'groumand' menu, with wine.

1  Thank Damien C
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Reviewed 11 January 2012

the perfect art of cooking. always amazing. in beautifull space

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Reviewed 2 October 2011

this restaurant is a kind of well kept secret. Mr. Crisi is a pioneer of molecular kitchen, the Swiss way. If you are a gourmet with a little bit of fantasy you won't be disappointed. I have now gone three times to this place and it has always been great. Been vegetarian, there has always been some very innovative and delicious dishes for me. The thre downsides of this place are 1) location, as Cossonay is not very central, 2) prices... And 3) the setting and furniture could be improved. I nevertheless highly recommend this place.

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Thank BernieBird
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