Coming down from Glacier 3000, I desperately wanted to regain feeling in my fingers again. So, after capturing a few magnificent shots of the scene around me at the base of the mountain, I popped into the Restaurant Col du Pillon for nourishment.
Strangely enough, I was a bit nervous entering Restaurant Col du Pillon. I don’t know French terribly well and I can turn a bit shy when I least expect it. However, it usually doesn’t last for long.
In this case, it took only a few minutes for me to gather myself and ground myself in my vulnerability. And I was better for it.
I took a seat at the corner of the restaurant and settled in. I had a sweeping view of the restaurant and brilliant view of the surrounding mountains. It was visually spectacular, reaffirming that Switzerland is one of my favorite countries of the world.
I took those two photos from my seat inside the restaurant. – sigh-
My personable and kind waiter, made me laugh and immediately put me at ease with small talk. To start, I ordered the CAFÉ MAISON (Zwetschgen, rhum, ameretto, crème chantilly). Simply put, it was love at first sip. It was the magic of Switzerland in a warm cup of a hug.
For my lunch, I picked the ESCALOPE DE VEAU MAISON (Homemade veal schnitzel with French fries, cranberries and green salad) as my main dish. I mean – when in the Alps, why not pick a quintessential meal?
With the first bite of my schnitzel, my heart smiled. I played with different portion combinations of cranberries and schnitzel on my fork.
It was absolutely delicious.
Restaurant Col du Pillon
Col du Pillon
1865, Les Diablerets Switzerland