Over the past few years, skiers at Tignes have enjoyed the growth in gourmet restaurants on the mountains. Now, you can stop on the slopes for panoramic views and fine dining; sample Michelin star cuisine in an indoor woodland paradise; and delight in Savoyard classic dishes with a contemporary twist. |
If you take a break from evening meals in your catered chalet, Tignes will ensure you find yourself in the lap of luxury. Here is our list of the top five lavish restaurants that you will want to experience during your catered chalet Tignes ski trip.
Last season, Ursus was awarded its first Michelin star – and it’s easy to see why. The chef, Clément Bouvier, takes inspiration from nature in both his use of largely plant-based ingredients and his pristine presentation of the dishes. Picture bitesize appetisers served on a bed of moss.
Even the décor points to nature. Thanks to the walnut wood tables, tree trunks and a ceiling masquerading as a forest canopy, you’ll feel like you’re sitting out in the woods. It’s the best of Savoyard cooking and won’t be a dining experience you forget any time soon.
Eating slope-side doesn’t have to mean that you need to sacrifice the luxurious dining experience you’ll come to expect from your catered chalet. Tignes’ mountain restaurants have much more to offer than just tartiflette and pizzas.
Atop the Grande Motte Glacier, you’ll find Le Panoramic. As its name suggests, the restaurant promises 360 degree views over the peaks of the surrounding mountains. When you arrive, you’ll be given plush slippers and your ski boots will be whisked away to be warmed through.
Most importantly, the menu is varied and, of course, delicious, with gorgeous homemade desserts and a wide selection of savoury dishes (the cote de boeuf comes highly recommended). Whatever you order, you’ll be able to enjoy your meal in style with stunning views and toasty feet.
Kaya only opened last winter, but already it has become a restaurant of renown. Its bold gourmet menu revolves around seafood delicacies with a local twist.
The signature dish is scallop ravioli, marinated in mead (a fermented honey), and served with lime bavarois and cabbage. All their meals can be paired very nicely with their selection of quality cocktails and wines.
For those who want to enjoy a night out, but not venture too far from the comfort of their catered chalet, Tignes has the answer.
The sleek and modern Restaurant Les Chanterelles will treat you to five mouth-watering courses. The dishes originate from French and international cuisine, and vegetarians will be happy to hear that while fish and meat are always on the menu, there is also plenty of plant- based goodness to enjoy.
Book a table to avoid disappointment, and don’t miss out on the excellent cheese and dessert buffet.
Expect traditional French character and a warm atmosphere when you come to L’Arti. The Savoyard specialties are truly exceptional. Each has its own contemporary twist that you won’t find elsewhere. Thanks to the small but seasonal menu, the L’Arti’s chefs are able to refine their skills and master each dish.
These are just some of the fine dining experiences to be had on the mountain. As you can see, Tignes restaurants can provide the height of gourmet luxury.
As a final tip, make sure you use the services of a reputable ski company when looking to get the best advice on choosing a classy catered chalet. Tignes has plenty of options, so it’s best to speak to someone in the know.
Tim Heal is the founder of Chaletline, a travel agency offering catered chalet accommodation in worldwide ski resorts. With an extensive knowledge of resorts and excellent post booking care, they pride themselves on the personal touch they offer to each and every client. If you're looking for a catered chalet, Tignes is just one of the superb ski resorts in which they can quickly and efficiently match you with the perfect accommodation. Catering for individuals, couples and groups up to 50, the knowledgeable Chaletline team will help you choose the right chalet in the right resort.
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