For long-time skiers, finding the right balance between excellent (and challenging) slopes and world-class options for your downtime can be difficult. Thankfully, there’s Alpe d’Huez! Chalets come in all sizes so can suit various different groups, and are often close to the plentiful pistes. You’ll also find some amazing dining options nearby – despite this destination not being quite as well-known for its foodie favourites! |
This region of the Alps provides all the punch of classic French flavour using local ingredients and variations that will suit the adventurous eater. Here are some dishes you shouldn’t miss.
Fondue: An Alpine Classic
It’s difficult to picture the Alps and a skiing holiday without the classic dish that is fondue. Alpe d’Huez does not disappoint in this regard, with numerous restaurants in the area offering many a variation on this melted cheese classic. Each restaurant will change the recipe according to their own tastes and the availability of ingredients, but generally you can expect to find gruyere, emmental, comet, reblochon and others in the mix! With all sorts of additional flavourings including nuts, garlic and chillies, there is fondue to suit all pallets.
What could be a better winter warmer than a steaming hot plate of tartiflette? This dish is a classic Alpine treat, with potatoes, cheese, bacon and cream combining to form a salty and savoury dish that’s just what you need after a hard day on the slopes. You’ll find it both in the self-service restaurants and in the more formal dining establishments in Alpe d’Huez. Chalets near to restaurants that serve this up are a real gem!
A Meat Lover’s Paradise
As well as cheese, the Alpe d’Huez region also knows a thing or two about local meats. The meat you’re served up in many of the restaurants is likely to be from animals that have grazed on the mountain itself. Why not experience this in true style with a Pierre-Chaud & Braserade take on meat preparation – sizzle your own meats at your own table and enjoy with a number of different sides and sauces. There are many variations and choices to make in terms of sides and seasonings, but no matter what you choose it’ll be an experience for the senses!
Where to Stay
With so many fantastic restaurants in Alpe d’Huez, chalets are sure to be found close to many that will soon become your favourites. They come in all shapes and sizes and allow you and your group to cook at home with fantastic local produce or go out exploring the eateries and the best food the Alps have to offer.
The fantastic skiing opportunities are just one of the reasons to visit Alpe d’Huez. Chalets conveniently located near world-class restaurants will have you hungry to explore this culinary, mountain showcase.
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 Alpe d’Huez chalets they can quickly and efficiently match you with your 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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