I love you in an island chalet
You will leave the vehicle and will walk down several
steps before reaching the edge of the lake. A motorboat
will be awaiting you. Hand in hand, you will cozily
sit down on one of the benches of the boat before
setting off on a poetic crossing of the lake. You
will be immediately transported to another world.
Several ducks may even glide across the water, leaving
a gentle wake...
Under the glow of hundred of candles lining the
lake edge, you will shore to the island and will discover
the Bernese chalet that Napoleon III offered to his
beloved, the Empress Eugénie. Being welcomed by an
hostess, you will be escorted to the truly elegant
table laid out for you, with petals of roses on the
tablecloth and a panoramic view of the lake and the
In a warm and cozy atmosphere, to begin your poetic
dinner, you will be offered a champagne and violet
petal-based love potion. For first courses, you will
choose from fried shrimps with pasta salad and sweet-and-sour
sauce, warm duck liver with chestnut cream and balsamic
vinegar, or warm skate terrine with candied vegetables.
You will then sample roasted sea scallops with lentil
risotto, roasted bass filet with leek and candied
tomato pancakes, or roasted saddle of lamb with mint
and carrots candied with honey. As a perfect accompaniment,
you will enjoy a Chablis du Domaine Joseph Drouhin
2006 (white wine) and a Pessac-Leognan Château de
Rochemorin 2003 (red wine). Finally, you will be treated
to a meringue sponge pie with vanilla and raspberry
flavours, a fresh pineapple and coconut biscuit, or
a chocolate macaroon with ginger cream.
As the perfect end to your dinner, you will leave
the chalet to smell the perfumed forest air. You will
take a secret path and will go along the edges of
the wooded island. From the other side of the lake,
behind the forest, you will see the Eiffel Tower.
Finally, as you will reach the extremity of the island,
you will suddenly discover a statue of two lovers
embracing... So romantic!