For anyone with a real interest in the finest food on Earth, there so much more to the five-star dining experience than opulent luxury and elevated prices. Unsurprisingly, a stay at the most outstanding luxury chalets in Courchevel has to offer brings with it access to what can only be described as the single most enormous contingency of outstanding restaurants within a few square miles, anywhere in the world.
So if heading out this season to any of the fantastic luxury chalets the Three Valleys plays host to, be sure to check out at least one of the following top ten restaurant picks:
La Fruitière – Meribel
A fantastic place to sample the very best Savoyard cuisine and with a real emphasis on the finest local organic products, La Fruitière offers fine dining standards with surprisingly excellent value for money. The wine list itself is rather on the expensive side, but is somewhat augmented by the fantastically affordable food.
Le Zinc – Meribel
It’s only been open for a couple of years now, but Le Zinc has already become something of an absolute staple among both regulars and locals alike. Contemporary gourmet cuisine crafted from outstanding quality ingredients, with some of the best seafood in town.
L’Allodis – Meribel
Even if you leave the food entirely out of the equation, which just so happens to be fabulous, it would still be more than worth heading out to this excellent eatery to soak up one of the most to incredible views imaginable. It’s a shame they still haven’t introduced a tasting menu, but standard “a la carte” prices really aren’t too bad.
Le Coeur de Cristal – Meribel
Expensive it may be, but the diverse and beautifully engineered menu at this fine dining hotspot really do set it on a higher plateau entirely. The roaring open fires are an absolute delight, the terrace is stunning and when it comes to desserts…pure heaven!
Chabichou – Courchevel
Gastronomic glory at its very finest, this outstanding two Michelin Star restaurant is the place to head if money is no object and flawlessness is the only acceptable standard. To be perfectly honest however, after experiencing the incredible dishes served up, it’s actually hard to knock the value for money on offer.
L’oeil de Boeu – Courchevel
Once again, concrete proof that you don’t necessarily have to spend a fortune to indulge in the most outstanding dining opportunities in the Three Valleys. For the most delicious challenge of your life, try the 1kg joint that supposedly feeds two, but could probably satisfy at least four.
La Table de Mon Grand-Père – Courchevel
Definitely worth checking out for those interested in excellent value wines coupled with outstanding quality menu items served in exquisite style.
Le Bistrot du Praz – Courchevel
Foie gras is the order of the day here, served up in a variety of ways and often featured on the ultra-affordable lunch menus that practically make a mockery of some of the surrounding eateries.
Jean Sulpice – Val Thorens
With four Gault-Millau toques and two Michelin Stars, it’s hardly surprising this particular restaurant has earned a reputation for being perhaps the finest in Val Thorens. Extraordinarily creative and painfully beautiful menu items served right on the edge of the pristine piste.
Le Chalet de la Marine – Val Thorens
Roaring fires and lavish doses of wood set the scene for a fantastically warm, cosy and relaxing dining experience, where traditional home cooking meets fine dining and brings together the very best of both.