As we look forward to the ski season, it’s not only the slopes we’re excited for! Beloved moments during ski holidays include the exceptional dining experiences that can be had. Fellow foodies, OROKO Travel, are sharing their favourite restaurants to enjoy on the mountain dining, where exquisite food combined with exceptional alpine views make for memorable moments.
Chez Vrony, Zermatt
Findeln, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland | +41 279 762 552
Take in breathtaking views as you make your way up to Chez Vrony, a gastronomic hotspot that sits 2,130 metres above Zermatt. Dine in a charming alpine dining room while indulging in traditional Swiss cuisine such as cheese fondue and raclette. Chez Vrony uses organic produce, converting humble alpine ingredients into refined dishes using recipes that have been passed down the generations. Cosy up out on the terrace as you wrap yourself in blankets and sheepskin rugs, watching out over the Matterhorn with a glass of fine wine, perfectly complementing your meal and view.
Chez Dany, Verbier
Hameau de Clambin 10, 1936 Bagnes, Switzerland | +41 277 712 524
The authentic chalet of Chez Dany allows you to enjoy alpine cuisine in a secluded spot on Verbier’s sunny plateau. Walk along the snow trails or take a snow taxi to enjoy oven-roasted local cheese with warm bread and truffle fondue. The seasonal menu infuses fresh and local products with timeless flavours. Sample heart-warming dishes such as smoked chilli and maple pork belly or crispy fried chicken with a winter slaw. After a traditional Swiss feast, ski down the slopes, arriving in the heart of Verbier once more.
Restaurant Les Chamois Michel Thomas, Verbier
Rue de Médran 9, 1936 Bagnes, Switzerland| +41 277 717 525
This alpine haven is filled with rustic charm, the ideal place to relax after a day on the slopes. Cosy up by the log-lit fire as you sample hearty fare with dishes such as chateaubriand and grilled spatchcock poussin cooked traditionally on the fireplace. The dessert menu offers moments of happiness as you taste a heart-warming chocolate brownie or a decadent crème brûlée.
Gourmet Tennerhof, Kitzbühel
Tennerhof Gourmet & Spa de Charme Hotel, Griesenauweg, 6370 Kitzbühel, Austria | +43 535 663 181
Holding three Gault Millau Toques, the equivalent of three Michelin stars, Gourmet Tennerhof has been regarded as one of the best restaurants in Austria for many years. Chef Ronald Thelemann takes inspiration from regional specialties to create the perfect culinary experience. Sample plates like Tristan lobster with cauliflower and mortadella, and beef with boletus and hoisin, finishing with a refreshing parsley panna cotta with pickled apricot. Pair your meal with a bottle of wine from the cellar while enjoying panoramic views of the mountains on the terrace or delight your taste buds in the dining room.
L’Atelier d’Edmond, Val d’Isère
Le Fornet Village, Rue du Fornet, 73150 Val d’Isère, France | +33 479 000 082
Open exclusively for ski season and holding two Michelin stars, L’Atelier d’Edmond is one of Val-d’Isère’s finest restaurants. At the end of the ski slope, relax as you are taken on an immersive sensory experience, sampling authentic dishes that blend traditional cuisine with the chef’s Catalan origin. The old-style chalet allows chef Benoit Vidal to use local produce to create innovative dishes like oyster, Jerusalem artichoke and hazelnut butter, or Arctic char fillet, toasted bread skin and celery. Finish your culinary journey with a delightful chocolate dessert with a mondeuse and blueberry reduction or indulge in the finest regional cheeses.
273 Rue de la Madelon, 73120 Courchevel, France | +33 479 062 590
Located in the heart of the Alps, Courchevel offers a Michelin-starred dining experience at Azimut. Prepare yourself for hearty dishes with a touch of elegance. The menu has been inspired by the chef’s love of simple, contemporary cuisine with a touch of finesse. For a unique experience, try the ‘Discovery’ or ‘Tasting’ menu to explore the true flavours of the French Alps. Sample delightful dishes such as scallops cooked in escabèche with a quinoa salad, and a refreshing coconut glazed parfait paired with a rum mousse and pineapple carpaccio.
Flocons de Sel, Megève
1775, Route de Leutaz, 74120 Megève, France | +33 450 214 999
In the upper region of the picturesque Haute-Savoie, head chef at Flocons de Sel, Emmanuel Renaut, exquisitely prepares seasonal dishes inspired by the surrounding beauty. Rightly earning a Michelin star, plates are refined and sophisticated, taking you on a journey through the seasons of Megève. Sample a flavourful pike and monkfish biscuit with a roasted onion sauce or delight your taste buds with a hot soufflé flavoured with fir. The chef’s mastered cooking techniques and subtle combinations will make for an unforgettable experience.
La Ferme de Mon Père, Megève
367, Route de Crêt, 74120 Megève, France | +33 457 542 130
Celebrating its tenth anniversary, La Ferme de Mon Père offers authentic and creative dishes that are filled with nutrition while bursting with flavour. Feel relaxed in this cosy restaurant, decorated with wooden and stone features and luxe furnishings. Using fresh and local produce, chef Julien Burlat creates gourmet delights such as smoked carrot tajine with bulgur and black Angus beef entrecôte. Here, simplicity is blended with authenticity to create daring dishes. Gather around with friends to enjoy sharing platters, sampling a variety of dishes while sipping on signature cocktails or fine wine.
The Best Places For On The Mountain Dining This Ski Season – By OROKO Travel
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