A Rustic Setting,
in which the celebration continues
I wanted to find a special place to celebrate our trek. With a little research, Chez Vrony became the obvious choice. Chez Vrony possesses the elements which I believe create the best setting for a memorable meal: elegant food in a rustic setting. I love great food, but I like it even more when it is served in a casual, unfussy environment, where everyone can relax and enjoy the meal and the company.
Chez Vrony did not disappoint, rich in history the restaurant was warm, inviting and very authentic. What a splendid day we had dining at a typical Valaisan mountain hut high in the mountains.
As we approach the days when the weather allows the line between indoor and outdoor living to blur, I found many ideas on ways to embellish my living spaces at Chez Vrony, I hope you will too.
The hotel provided us with directions to our destination, located high in the alps in the small hamlet of Findeln. So off we went, deciding to leave our skis on the racks, in pursuit of Chez Vrony.
A steep train ride up the center of the mountain to Sunnegga was fairly easy to manage.
Our efforts were well rewarded.
Chez Vrony has the perfect formula for a celebratory meal: Charming ambiance and fresh, delicious food (the capital “C” was deliberate!). As we walked onto the deck we immediately felt welcomed by all of the seating options and well thought out details for our comfort. The setting was rich with handcrafted details, and scattered with modern accents.
Here’s a little history on this amazing restaurant: about one hundred years ago, Severin and Veronica Julen built a small, high mountain farmhouse in Findlen. In the early 20’s Veronica decided to open a tea house to provide drinks for passing mountaineers to earn some extra money. The foundation for the teahouse, Findelbord, is now the foundation for Chez Vrony, the restaurant. Over the years, generations of family members have made contributions to the building. It is now run by Vrony, the great granddaughter of the the alpine farmers, Severin and Veronica.
Here are some of the details I appreciated:
A rustic set of shelves was loaded with cozy blankets to wrap up in and sheepskins to sit upon.
Vrony’s brother, Heinz Julen, created the substantial outdoor furniture. The grey, weathered wood, in curvaceous, contemporary designs was comfortable to lounge upon (especially with the sheep skins), and beautiful. The subtle colors of the deck did not compete with the stunning view.
Who wouldn’t want to pile on a blanket and linger a little longer with these furnishings? In the far distance to the right, you can see the Matterhorn, lightly clouded.
A bed made of random headboards was too hard to resist after lunch.
With the views, rustic furnishings and hamlet surround, art was unnecessary out-of-doors.
Indoors, the walls are adorned with a wonderful collection of contemporary art. Wouldn’t it be extraordinary to host a special gathering in this teal dining room??
I was mesmerised by details of this collage of the Matterhorn, made of currency, plastic gels, egg cartons, and other random pieces.
But we’ll always remember our afternoon at Chez Vrony.