Restaurant Col du Pillon

Eating lunch at Restaurant Col du Pillon at the base of Glacier 3000 offered the peak schnitzel experience, in Col du Pillon, Switzerland

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 to obtain Maximum Flavor.

It was the quintessential Switzerland experience.

It was absolutely delicious.

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Restaurant Col du Pillon

Col du Pillon
1865, Les Diablerets Switzerland
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