We perceive La Catonia as our home restaurant and dine there once or twice a month with friends or family for the last 8 years and never failed. Located at the entrance to the Valle Ferret in the Swiss Alps, 2 kilometers from Orsieres, on a main road to the Italy border, it exists for more than 60 years. Originally it was the custom house motel-restaurant serving travelers from Italy to Switzerland and backwards.
It is a causy Swiss family restaurant with a challet type atmosphere, wooden logs embedded in bright plaster walls and ceiling, a fireplace and a lot of a warm, friendly attitude of a team and of the owner, Silvia. The entrance serves as a bar, the internal room as a restaurant. The service and food are excellent as well as a choice of local wines (Petite Arvine, Johannisberg, Mont d'Ore and others) and wines from the neighboring Italy.
Selection of starters includes, inter alia, gambas in a whiskey sauce, escargot in butter, smoked trout in a leak sauce. For the main dish you can choose a duck in an orange sauce, game meat (in the hunting season) and a selection of fish dishes, also, naturally, a selection of typical swiss dishes like meat and cheese fondue, all very tasty. The highlight is the Pave, a piece of beef fillet (can select from 200 to 500 grams) served on a preheated slate stone with a selection of grilled vegetables and potato gratin aside, excellent!
I highly recommend this family restaurant, even to the visitors on their way to the Verbier ski site, it is a detour of only five minutes from the main road to Verbier.