Add a little luxury to your holiday spent skiing in the Alps with these Michelin-starred restaurants. With wonderful service, beautiful decor and mouth-watering flavours, let your senses come alive with these top restaurants in the Alps. |
Jean Sulpice, Val Thorens
It wouldn’t be skiing in the Alps without a little Alpine charm. This restaurant elevates the authentic Savoyard cuisine with its unique combinations of flavours and textures to another level altogether. Located in Val Thorens at 2,300 metres of altitude, it is the highest Michelin-starred establishment in Europe. With its simple and contemporary decor, the establishment offers a quiet and relaxed ambiance in which you and your partner can enjoy the stunning panoramic view of the snow-covered mountains. The chef Jean Sulpice has an à la carte menu featuring his signature dishes, including quail eggs served with cucumber jelly, smoked fera and oxalis, pigeon cooked in salt crust and verbena and beaufort mousse with seasonal mountain herbs. Alternatively, choose from a pre-set menu of up to eight courses.
Flocons de Sel, Mégève
This three-starred restaurant elaborates on the local delicacies, using only the best local ingredients. It is the perfect romantic setting as its elegant wood-panelled dining room evokes the warmth and cosiness of traditonal interiors in the surrounding area. Skiing in the Alps works up an appetite and this chef will certainly set your taste buds alight. Thanks to his unconventional combinations of bitter and tart, chef Emmanuel Renault earned the prestigious ‘Meilleur Ouvrier de France’ title in 2004. Open every day except Tuesday and Wednesday, the chef invites you to taste his succulent lamb with black radish and prune purée or his fine pike stuffing with late crawfish.
La Bouitte, Saint Martin de Belleville
With its rustic ambiance and breath-taking panoramic view of the mountains, this three-star Michelin restaurant is a true gem. It was first opened by René and Marie-Louise Meilleur, an ambitious couple who turned a small chalet into a gourmet establishment. René and his son Maxime are now the head chefs. Having worked together for 20 years, they strive to create imaginative and subtle dishes inspired by the traditional cuisine of Savoie. They use locally sourced ingredients including fresh fish from Lake Geneva, mountain-pasture herbs and rare cheeses. You cannot go skiing in the Alps and give this place a miss. Treat your partner to a mouth-watering foie gras starter, served with a corn galette, honey glaze, vegetables and a vinegar reduction. It’s just one of the flagship dishes that will melt in your mouth.
How to Get There
Getting to your winter wonderland is hassle-free thanks to Shuttle Direct’s transfers. Take a direct 90-minute flight from London to Geneva with easyJet for just £60. A friendly driver will meet you at the terminal and safely take you to your snow-covered destination. Mégève is just over an hour away, while it’s a 2h30 journey to Val Thorens and Saint Martin.
About Shuttle Direct
Shuttle Direct has an easy online booking system with a guaranteed fixed low price. This winter enjoy a fast and convenient transfer from the airport terminal to your winter wonderland.
Lukas Johannes is a driver for Shuttle Direct, the number one provider of shared and private airport transfers all over Europe and northern Africa. If you’re heading off to go skiing in the Alps, Lukas and his colleagues can make sure that you and your luggage get to and from the airport swiftly and safely.
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