18 Gault & Millau Points for “Stéphane Décotterd” Gastronomic Restaurant at Glion Institute of Higher Education
The prestigious Gault & Millau Restaurant guide dedicated to fine dining in Switzerland has once again awarded 18 points to Stéphane Décotterd for his gastronomic restaurant located in the heart of Glion Institute of Higher Education.
“Maison Décotterd” comprises three culinary spaces – the gastronomic restaurant, the bistro and the lounge bar – which together form a truly world-class gastronomic destination in a spectacular setting above Montreux. Chef Décotterd, who has been practicing exclusively local produce-based cuisine for several years, along with his wife, a former sommelier and restaurant manager, jointly manage this establishment, which is a member of Relais et Châteaux and has been awarded a Michelin star.
Salmon from Graübunden with masterwort, chicory given a tangy taste by Granny Smith apples, Lake Maggiore pikeperch with Vulliens Szechuan pepper, Pinot nor juice and red onions, Saddle of Deer from the Jura grilled with juniper wood, Pan-fried wild mushrooms and fingerling potatoes emulsion, along with desserts such as Fellenberg Plums and Meadowsweet as well as Shortbread biscuit and candied prunes: these dishes drawn from the tasting menu testify to the demanding culinary philosophy promoted by the Chef.
This approach embodies an unmistakable signature and an eco-responsible vision resolutely oriented towards promoting producers and high-quality produce, of which Chef Décotterd is also delighted to raise awareness among the international cohorts of first semester Bachelor students at Glion through a four-week internship they undertake at Maison Décotterd – alternating between the gourmet restaurant and its kitchen, the bistro and the bar.
This influence extends far beyond the borders of Switzerland, notably through the Chef’s role as vice-delegate for Switzerland and as a member of the World Culinary Council, which is committed to protecting and promoting the richness and diversity of the world’s culinary and hotel traditions and to ensuring their continuity.
It is the 11th consecutive time Gault & Millau has awarded Chef Décotterd 18 points for “extraordinary culinary excellence and creativity”. He said: “I associate my team with this magnificent distinction; with this beautiful recognition of the constancy of our commitment as well as the quest for excellence pursued by each of us.”