Raclette au de Refuge de Florimont : Gex, FR
Maya's friend Rachel has been in town and the other night we took her for the cheesy, gooey goodness that is raclette. This is definitely one of those not-good-for-you, but oh-so-good alpine dishes that is great on a cold, stormy evening. We had the perfect, yucky weather for just such a meal. Based on the recommendation of a friend, we went to Le Refuge de Florimont, which is half way between the towns of Gex and Col de la Faucille on the side of the Jura mountains.
Cornichon and smoked meats, along with steamed potatoes,
are served with raclette : Gex, FR
We also shared a Gexiflette--a variation on the region dish tartiflette. This particular 'flette feature bleu du Gex--a local blue cheese. Think scalloped potatoes on steroids and without the bechamel sauce. Also very unhealthy, but very yummy.
Gexiflette--a variation on tartiflette, a regional dish of the Haute Savoie : Gex, FR
Photo copyright: Janet M Kincaid, 9/10