Regional differences aside, alpine cuisine has been shaped for centuries by its isolated rural nature, with meals predominantly centring around dairy, cereals and meat products.
Ski resorts have a well-deserved reputation for not only their love of meat and cheese but also their ability to continually create indulgent dishes revolving around these two food groups.
This can be tricky for lactose intolerant, gluten free vegetarians…
The Vegan Society
According to the latest research carried out by the Vegan Society in 2019, the vegan population in Britain quadrupled between 2014 and 2019. There are an estimated 600,000 Vegans in Britain, compared to just 150,000 in 2014. Almost half of UK Vegans made the decision to make this change in 2018, suggesting this pattern will only continue and accelerate. They estimate that Vegans and Vegetarians will make up a quarter of the British population by 2025 – the growth is exponential!
Veganism is one of the fastest growing lifestyle movements, and slowly but steadily even the more close-minded regions are beginning to adapt their repertoire. There is no doubt that this movement is worldwide, but in part due to the British influence on certain ski resorts, some ski towns have developed Vegan-friendly restaurants more rapidly than other, more traditional regions.
Home from home
We’re sure you would all agree that a catered chalet holiday revolves primarily around the food (and skiing of course). Our goal is to make your holiday as seamless and stress-free as we can. Whether you are gluten intolerant, dairy-free, nut-free or vegan, we work hard to ensure the menus will suit your needs.
Whilst our chalet menus are fixed, they are not set in stone. We have a switch menu option which allows you to swap dishes in and out in order to personalise your holiday menu.
For those of you staying in one of our CLUB Chalets, the chef will be offering canapes and a choice of menu on six evenings; and in our Hotel Theodul and Hotel Arlberg there is a more comprehensive meal plan with cooked breakfast and a choice of menu for the evening meal, on all seven days.
Regardless of which property you may choose, the London office team are on hand to discuss any concerns or requests prior to travel. The team in resort will be informed of any changes to the menus or other information long before your arrival.
Don't take our word for it
Naturally, we are biased and think highly of our culinary skills but if you need a little more persuading, here are some of our latest guests’ reviews on the matter:
No 2 Penthouse Avoriaz – January 2020: …the food was absolutely exceptional. Two of us were vegan, one lactose-intolerant and one unable to eat beef so the way they accommodated us was far beyond what we hoped…
No 2 Aspen House Val d’Isere – January 2020: …Her cooking was amazing, afternoon delights were to die for, and she was most polite andattentive to all of our needs. Our party included two couples (one of which had numerous food intolerances) and a 21-month-old. Sophie cooked my little boy a nutritional two course meal from scratch, every night and made sure all of his favourite meals were on the menu…
Chalet Marielaine Meribel – January 2020: The food is superb; better than the food we had mid-week! We really appreciate the trouble Anna has gone to, to cook gluten free for my husband and vegetarian…
Valdez Suite Morzine – January 2020: Exceptional food with any special requests catered for and menus were well thought out…
Darkoum Lama Courchevel 1850 – January 2020: The food was wonderful and they were able to tailor our meals to various specifications - one person has several severe allergies to nuts, eggs, etc, then there were children’s tastes to account for and adults!
If that’s not enough to whet your appetite, we’re not sure what is! Whether you have dietary requirements or simply love to talk about food (we do too), give us a call on 0208 875 1957 to discuss your next catered ski holiday today!