I had been meaning to write a review about Auberge de Dully for a while now. And by the way, I apologize for the poor quality photos — bad lighting and whatnot. Anyway, the establishment is located outside Geneva in the nearby Vaud area and I had been hearing about it for years before I became something of a regular myself sometime last winter.
The restaurant offers the kind of chalet style charm that tends to be so typical of Switzerland. In that sense, it’s more of a wintery place, but I could completely see myself going in the summer too. Since it is located in Vaud right after Nyon, if you’re in Geneva, it’s something of a drive, but to me that’s definitely part of the fun.
The restaurant’s signature dish is rotisserie chicken — and to a lesser extent, thin slices of lamb roast — but my favorite parts of the meal tend to be the starter salad (I just love the dressing), the sides of rösti and french fries which come in several servings, and the delectable cream tart which we’ll get to in a minute.
The rotisserie chicken, as is all too often the case, is something of a disappointment. Depending on where you’re sitting in the restaurant, you sometimes actually get to see chicken roasting on a spit. This might mislead you into thinking you’re about to eat tender, juicy, freshly-cooked chicken right off the spit, but more often than not, you’d be wrong, somehow, it always ends up feeling a little dry to me, and if you know how to make a decently tender roast chicken at home, chances are Dully’s will pale in comparison.
To be fair, I’ve had friends tell me they were treated to incredibly tender rotisserie at Dully’s, but I personally haven’t had that experience. As for the lamb, there is not a whole lot to say about it, it’s just plain blah.
Now let’s get to dessert, the cream tart is probably one of my all-time favorite restaurant desserts. It’s so simple yet such a treat for the taste buds. I think I love everything about it, its thin crispy texture, its delicious, sweet taste, and even the fact that you have to order it right at the start of your meal!
So as much as I definitely enjoy going to Auberge de Dully, I would say their signatures dishes are not the main draw as far as I’m concerned.
Pictured below: a basket of bread followed by a huge salad, rotisserie chicken, roast lamb, french fries and one of my favourite desserts ever: Auberge de Dully’s cream tart.