Food & Drink – Dinner party style cooking in your catered ski chalet
All the chalet hosts are trained to cook carefully chosen menus, so you won’t need to lift a finger in the kitchen during your stay! Catered chalet holidays are perfect for people who want to concentrate on having fun and making the most of their time on the slopes.
Your host will prepare and serve a hearty breakfast and bake a cake or biscuits for afternoon tea when you arrive back to the chalet. While you sit back and relax in the chalet or enjoy a soak in the hot tub (if applicable), or maybe a drink or two in one of our local bars, they’ll be creating a lovely meal for you. Wineis served with your meal, followed by teas and coffees.
Children are well looked after too! Your hosts will prepare and serve a Children’s Tea served earlier than the adult evening meal. They can expect home-cooked favourites and delicious puddings…
What to expect…
Cooked breakfast – The smell of coffee in the morning will lure you to the breakfast table where you’ll find fresh baguettes, jam and butter alongside yoghurts and fruit juice. A bowl of creamy porridge will set you up for the day, or you could opt for your host’s daily cooked option which could be bacon and scrambled egg, or fried egg and tomato – sure to keep you going until lunchtime. There’s a fruit bowl available – help yourself!
Afternoon tea – After whizzing around the mountain all day, you’ll probably be famished and you’ll certainly deserve a treat!
When you get back from the slopes you’ll find fresh baguettes, butter and jams as well as homemade biscuits or cake accompanied by a proper cup of English tea or coffee. Everything will be laid out on the table ready and waiting for you to get stuck in (just make sure you leave enough for your chalet mates!)
Evening meal – Take a seat at the dining table and you’ll be served a delicious three-course meal. The atmosphere is like that of a dinner party, but none of the guests have to take turns to cook! The chalet hosts will do all the hard work for you, and ensure you are well fed on 6 evenings during your 7-night stay. Unlimited wine is served through the meal, and you’ll finish with coffees and teas in the sitting room.
To accompany your meal, some lovely easy-drinking red and white wine has been hand picked, which is served throughout dinner.
The chalets have an honesty bar with beers and mixers/soft drinks as well as some snacks in case you feel peckish. You’re more than welcome to bring your own drinks and spirits into the chalet, via ‘Duty Free’ or the local supermarket.
If you’d like to treat yourself to something a bit extra, why not take advantage of the upgrade package? On offer is pre-dinner bubbly with canapés before your meal, as well as a local cheeseboard to round off your evening.
This extra service is available for guests with sole occupancy of their chalet for £50 per person for the week.
For the children
For our youngest guests a hearty and healthy meal between 5.30-6.00pm is provided so that the grown-ups can relax during their meal later in the evening. A menu that covers most of the family favourites has been put together with the aim of providing a few of those all-important five-a-day as well as some treats for dessert!
If your child has any dietary requirements or intolerances then do please get in touch before you arrive so that we can adapt the menu accordingly. Children’s tea is served with a glass of milk, fruit juice or our lovely mountain water.
When we have younger babies staying with us, our hosts can whizz up some cooked fruit or vegetables. Please advise when booking so they can make sure your little ones are catered for. Formula milk and jars of baby food are available in our local supermarket.
Vegetarians as well as guests with allergies and intolerances can be catered for at no extra cost. Please do advise with as much information as possible prior to your arrival so that arrangements can be made with your hosts to adapt their menu accordingly.
Lunch isn’t included (as you’ll be out on the slopes!) but if you’d like a packed lunch then you can order this for a few euros and take it with you. Just ask your chalet host for details when you arrive.
Favourite picnic spots are:
Top of Signal chairlift (Moriond)
Top of Biollay/Plantrey (1850)
Indiens piste in the teepees (Moriond)
Top of Olympic (Meribel)
Hosts’ Day Off
The chalet hosts have a day off mid-week. On this day you’ll have bread delivered to the chalet and can help yourself to breakfast (your host will show you where to find everything). They’ll also have made an extra cake which they’ll leave out for your afternoon tea.
In the evening, most guests visit a local restaurant. In La Tania and Le Praz there is everything from pizzerias to Michelin-star dining and your hosts will be happy to recommend or book your table at the beginning of the week.