A ski holiday doesnâ€™t mean you need to compromise on cuisine. While the mountain resorts of the French Alps may be small, they offer the same quality of gastronomy as cities many times their size. If youâ€™re looking for a lunch thatâ€™s out of the ordinary, or a delicious dinner to refuel after a day of conquering the slopes, our suggestions are certain to tickle your palateâ€™s fancy.
1. La Table de Alpaga | MegÃ¨ve
La Table de lâ€˜Alpaga is an elegant gastronomic restaurant in MegÃ¨ve. Head Chef Christophe Schuffenecker has created an inventive menu of refined mountain cuisine that celebrates the produce of the terroir, with sparkling results. Contemporary dÃ©cor and magnificent views of the Mont Blanc from the terrace make dining here a sheer delight.
2. Albert I | Chamonix
Subtle, simple and modern, the cuisine at this 2 Michelin-starred restaurant is unmistakeably inspired by its region. Produce and taste reign supreme at the table, while contemporary architecture and natural materials offer guests an authentic sense of mountain living. A gracious welcome from the front of house team will ease you into the experience, while the master sommelier will devotedly advise you of new and fine wines to discover.
3. Oxalys | Val Thorens
Lâ€˜Oxalys in Val Thorens has a location unlike any other, thanks to its position overlooking the majestic expanse of the 3 Valleys. Inspired by these surroundings, Chef Jean Sulpiceâ€˜s two Michelin-starred kitchen has also reached great heights with its creative, adventurous cuisine. What sets this restaurant apart is a friendly, modern atmosphere where relaxation is key and ski boots are welcome. Whether you find yourself on the terrace delighting in the snow-covered landscape or lingering in the enchanting dining room, the delicious Savoyard cuisine will arouse and reinvigorate your senses.
4. Flocons de Sel | MegÃ¨ve
Flocons de Sel has arguably reached the peak of perfection when it comes to celebrating the art of alpine living. Perched on an alpine mountain-side, this gastronomic restaurant offers a unique setting for dinner and an introduction to local traditions through the medium of cooking. Chef Emmanuel Renaut serves dishes of creative subtlety that more than hold their own as a match for the rich nectars on the hotelâ€™s extensive wine list. The menu is riotously colourful, engaging and up to date, reflecting Chef Renautâ€™s lively brand of gastronomic savoir-faire.
5. Le Chabichou | Courchevel
This gourmet restaurant offers classic fare prepared with the precision and finesse you would expect from a kitchen with 2 Michelin stars. Subtle, refined and inventive, the menu showcases the best of local produce and flavours from the region and beyond. Dishes from Michel Rochedy and StÃ©phane Buron are crafted with fresh natural ingredients that fill the air with delicious aromas from the restaurant to the terrace. The crowning touch is the warm welcome of Maryse Rochedy, which transforms this wonderful dining room into a true showroom for French gastronomy and hospitality.