I am enjoying the music of Eric Satie while driving from Geneva to the charming villages of Satigny and especially Peney, a place where I love to visit when I have something special to celebrate.
In 1961, M. Edmond Martin discovered a treasure in Peney: more than 3’000 old pieces of bronze, buried in gravel pits, some dating from the Romain Empire.
Another treasure, the café de Peney dating back 1900. The domaine de Châteauvieux established its reputation as a restaurant but kept the charming soul of the place. New owner, new chef – Geoffroy Yannick – during my last visit. The place is stil magical, especially in the early evening, on the lovely terrace.
The service is smiling and impeccable. The sommelier suggested: Domaine de Chafalet “Franc Bec”, a cosy red wine from Geneva.
The food was exquisite. Seasonal menu, only fresh products, beautifully displayed. As a starter, the Swiss beef tartar or the country’s cold soup among other seasonal suggestion. Followed by several choices of meat or fish. Black Tiger shrimps, pig cheeks, etc.
Our worries remained at the doorstep of the Café de Peney, we cheered to a better tomorrow. Hope suits this place. Or is the opposite?
Route d’Aire-la-Ville 130, 1242 Satigny
From Monday to Sunday
Lunch between 12-2.30pm
Dinner between 7-10pm