The fine dining restaurant at the Lausanne Palace hotel has been awarded a second Michelin star for excellence. The La Table du Lausanne Palace restaurant has been helmed for three years by Sarah Benahmed and Franck Pelux, who have worked together since 2009 to create gastronomic excellence.
The announcement took place at Michelin’s annual ceremony at the prestigious École Hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL Hospitality Business School). Benahmed and Pelux came to the podium to acknowledge the designation with their months-old baby daughter in their arms. Pelux took pains to pay tribute and express appreciation to the Sandoz Family Foundation, owner of the Hotel Lausanne Palace, and to the restaurant's entire team.
Lausanne is Switzerland’s fifth largest city, and one of the country’s oldest resorts, famous for its location on Lake Geneva. The Lausanne Palace opened in 1915, and its architecture is a magnificent example of Belle Epoque style. Its sister hotel is Lausanne’s Beau-Rivage Palace hotel, which dates from 1864, and which is home to the two-Michelin-starred restaurant, Anne-Sophie Pic at the Beau-Rivage Palace. Both hotels are owned by the Sandoz Family Foundation.
The MICHELIN Guide organization describes its award as follows:
LA TABLE DU LAUSANNE PALACE: Two stars: exceptional cuisine
“The restaurant of the sumptuous and venerable Lausanne Palace is run by a couple: Franck Pelux and Sarah Benahmed. The chefs’ cuisine is expressive and intense: French-style peas in melting gnocchi pearls of caviar; roast turbot meunière “plaisir du printemps;” pistachio soufflé. As for the service, it shines with both charm and a sense of relaxation in a luxurious setting with its superb view of Lake Geneva.”
For more information about the Lausanne Palace and its La Table du Lausanne Palace restaurant, visit: www.lausanne-palace.ch.