Feb 9, 2022
The canton of Vaud in the spotlight in the 2022 edition of Gault&Millau
The 97 Vaud establishments rated in Gault&Millau 2022 include 15 new additions to the guide, including 3 restaurants awarded a special prize.
Despite the current situation, the guide is releasing a new, almost normal edition. In 2022, a total of 15 new establishments will join the list of Vaud restaurants promoted in Gault&Millau. Among them, a new chapter is opening for Maison Décotterd, run by chef Stéphane Décotterd, who has moved to the former Bellevue restaurant of the École Hôtelière de Glion. The establishment retains the 18 points it has achieved over the last ten years at Pont de Brent. The Jardin des Alpes du Royalp in Villars-sur-Ollon (15/20), the Restaurant du Roc in Rougemont (15/20), the Deck du Baron Tavernier in Chexbres (14/20), the Table du Valrose in Rougemont (17/20), NJØRDEN in Aubonne (15/20) are among those to have been added to the guide.
Six establishments in the canton of Vaud have achieved higher ratings compared to the 2021 edition. The Hotel-Restaurant La Croix d'Or in Ballaigues (14/20), for example, has gained an additional point for the second year running thanks to the inventiveness of its two chefs. The Restaurant de l’Hôtel de Ville Gerber Wyss in Yverdon-les-Bains (16/20), the Sardine in Lausanne (13/20), the Auberge Communale de St-Légier (15/20) and O’Vertige in Montagny-près-Yverdon (14/20) were also awarded an extra point.
Three restaurants in the canton of Vaud have received special prizes. Chef Franck Pelux, based at the Table du Lausanne Palace, has been awarded the title of “Achiever of the Year” by the guide. The restaurant also gained one more point (17/20) thanks to its chef’s cuisine from near and far. The former chef of the Auberge de l’Onde, Jacques Allison, has opened his own “Jacques Restaurant” in Lausanne. His clear, colourful and inventive cuisine earned him a place in the guide with 15/20 points and the “Discovery of the Year” award. The “Sommelier of the Year” award went to Mathieu Quetglas at the Valrose Hotel in Rougemont thanks to the astonishing combinations of wine, beer and sake he proposes to accompany the menu of chef Benoît Carcenat. La Table du Valrose also joined the guide with 17/20 points.
The Hôtel de Ville de Crissier near Lausanne and the Ermitage des Ravets in Vufflens-le-Château continue to head the list with an exceptional score of 19/20. Franck Giovannini is also on the second place of the podium of La Liste*, on an equal footing with, among others, Le Bernardin by Eric Ripert in New York.
Overall, 97 establishments in Vaud have accumulated a total of 1,375 points in the Gault&Millau 2022.
* La Liste is a compilation of the scores of 970 guides and participating sites around the world, weighted according to the value of the source, created in France in response to the British World 50 Best Restaurants, whose ranking method is less transparent.