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A catered chalet holiday is all about the food...Our Executive Chef is passionate about food and hugely sensitive to the appetite of a hungry skier whilst considering a balanced diet. The new and refined menus are heavy enough to reward mountain exertion yet light and simple enough to leave you grinning not groaning.

As well as possessing a flair for entertaining and a genuine love of food, our chalet hosts are friendly, unflappable and exceptionally hard working. Every chalet and hotel in our portfolio offers you a catered ski holiday, so whether you choose to ski in France or Austria, your dedicated chalet host will ensure your mountain exertions are rewarded with sumptuous food and fine wine.

Watch our short video below to see what our previous guests thought of our catered chalets...

All our catered ski chalet holidays include;

 

  • Continental breakfast with a cooked option on 6 mornings
  • Afternoon tea will be left in the chalet for you to help yourself to freshly made cake or biscuits, bread & jams, selection of teas, coffee and hot chocolate
  • Canapés on the first and last evening
  • 3 course evening meal (6 nights) followed by cheese board and coffee
  • A choice of red and white wine is served throughout dinner

If you are staying in one of our larger CLUB chalets then your chef will be offering canapés and a choice of menu on 6 evenings; a little more choice to pander the penchant of everyone in the party.

Our three hotels, Altitude Lodge in Les Gets, Hotel Montjola in St Anton and Hotel Theodul in Lech, include dinner and cooked breakfast on 7 days.

Sample menu to whet your appetite

 

Breakfast
To prepare you for your day on the mountain, for breakfast you can tuck into croissants and pain au chocolat, yoghurts, bread, jam, honey, selection of cereals, porridge, and cooked breakfast plus orange juice, coffee & a selection of teas. 

Afternoon tea
Waiting for you on your return from a day on the mountain you can expect delights such as Death by Chocolate Cookies, Banana & Nutella Muffins, Date Slice and Carrot Cake

Starters
For those who prefer the savoury course how about; Sweet potato, coconut lime & chilli soup; beetroot & goat’s cheese stack with fig chutney or red onion and brie tart

Mains
For main course your host will freshly prepare dishes such as;

  • Coq au Vin Blanc, served with hasselback potatoes, vichy carrots & garlic green beans
  • Teriyaki Beef, served with coconut rice & stir-fried vegetables
  • Cod loin, served with bubble and squeak cake, mange toute and salsa verde
  • Pork tenderloin & boudin noir, served with apple puree, garlic potatoes, savoy cabbage & gravy 

Dessert
If you still have room you can then enjoy something sweet, such as; Baked lemon cheesecake; sticky toffee pudding with orange toffee sauce or chocolate mint mousse cake

Cheese & Coffee
Retire to the lounge and enjoy a fresh coffee and a selection of cheeses.

The dishes above are examples of what you can expect on the menu, please note it is not a confirmed menu for the upcoming season.

Special dietary requests can be catered for, please advise at the time of booking.

Choose alternative dishes...

 

Many of our guests have commented that occasionally, after a hard day skiing (and often quite a substantial lunch on the mountain), they would prefer to see a more simple dish on the menu, or maybe a lighter option.

We’ve listened to your requests and can now offer the following menu choices which can be ‘switched in’ from our standard menu plan.

Simply select the dish you wish to switch (listed below 1-5), and select the dish you wish to replace it with (listed below A-G).

1. Coq au Vin Blanc, served with Hasselback Potatoes, Vichy Carrots & Garlic Green Beans
2. Teriyaki Beef, served with Coconut Rice & Stir-fried Vegetables
3. Roasted Duck Leg, served with Pearl Barley, Butternut Squash, Carrot and Orange Puree
4. Cod Loin, served with Bubble and Squeak Cake, Mange tout and Salsa Verde
5. Pork Tenderloin & Boudin Noir, served with Apple Puree, Garlic Potatoes, Savoy Cabbage & Gravy

‘Switch’ in choices (LO = light option) ….

A.    Tartiflette with Charcuterie and green salad
B.    Gourmet burgers with chunky chips 
C.    Homemade Lasagne and green salad
D.    Savoyard Salad (LO)
E.     Pan-fried Sea Bream with sizzled ginger, chilli & red onion (LO)
F.    Lemon Baked chicken and warm quinoa salad (LO) 
G.    Vietnamese Chicken & Mint Salad (LO)

Important notes: Dinner on the first Sunday evening cannot be switched. This is only available for whole chalet bookings and the whole group must all agree on the ‘switch’ i.e. only one dish can be served each night (vegetarians/ special dietary requirements will of course still be catered for). Menu switches must be advised no later than 2 weeks prior to travel in order for us to pass on the details to your chalet host. No limit to switches, you can switch just one, or all 5 meals.

Dietary requests

 

We do understand a holiday can sometimes be stressful particularly if you, or one of your family have food allergies or special dietary requirements. Our mission is simple; to make your holiday as enjoyable as possible. So, to that end we will do everything we can to cater for your needs. Whilst our menu is planned, it is not set in stone, we will always do our best to accommodate preferences and requests.

Unfortunately, most ski resorts simply do not offer the huge selection of Gluten, Lactose or Dairy free products available in UK supermarkets. That said, if you have any dietary requests, food intolerances or food allergies, we will do our upmost to plan the menu to suit your needs.

Have special dietary requests? In order to plan the menu and source relevant ingredients it is important that you advise us at the time of booking (or at least two weeks before you depart for your holiday). If you have any questions or concerns, one of our Executive Chefs would be more than happy to speak with you personally to ensure you have the confidence we can deliver a chalet holiday to remember. Please call 02088751957  if you wish to discuss your dietary requirements or email ski@vip-chalets.com.

Sample children's menu

 

Our chalet hosts serve high tea for children around 5.30-6pm. We require all children under 12 to take high tea unless you book the whole chalet. If you book the whole chalet and would rather your children eat with you later then please advise us at the time of booking along with any dietary requirements your child may have.

Our children's menus are very adaptable and the chalet host will discuss with you on arrival to tailor meals to your children's liking. 

Main courses

  • Children’s tartiflette
  • Crispy chicken goujons with potato wedges and baked beans
  • Spaghetti Bolognaise or carbonara with cheesy garlic bread
  • Crusty Cottage Pie with peas and sweetcorn
  • Make-it-yourself pizza with carrots and broccoli
  • Chicken and vegetable stir-fry

Desserts

  • Apple crumble
  • Jelly and ice-cream
  • Molten chocolate pudding
  • Baked bananas with toffee sauce
  • Fruit skewers with chocolate and yoghurt dipping sauces
  • Rice pudding with fruit coulis

Red or white?

 

Our wines are selected by our Chalet Sommelier, Xavier Rousset. Chief Sommelier at the Hotel du Vin from 1999 to 2004 and Ruinart UK Sommelier of the Year in 2002, Xavier then became the youngest Master Sommelier in the world. After working as Head Sommelier at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Xavier opened his own restaurant, Texture, with Head Chef, Agnar Sverrisson in 2007. We are all privileged to enjoy Xavier’s advice and share in his passion.

Alongside our 4 house wines, we have a selection of upgrade wines available to purchase in our chalets. Please click here to see the available wines. 

Please note: Alternative wine and other beverages are available to purchase from the bar at Altitude Lodge in Les Gets, Hotel Montjola in St Anton and Hotel Theodul in Lech, but will differ from those listed. Wine selection may differ across our resorts, please ask your Chalet Host for the upgrade wine list in your resort 

Pre-order your upgrade wines (FRENCH resorts only)

If you'd like to sample some of our upgrade wines, why not pre-order from our wine list? We can take pre-orders up to two weeks before you travel and your selected wines will be delivered to your chalet. 

Upgrade your stay with our additional services

 

We're renowned for offering excellent service and superb cuisine but if you're looking to upgrade your stay, why not choose from our optional extras. 

Platinum Taster - £50pppn

Sample the highlights of our Platinum Service on up to three evenings during your stay with our Platinum Taster. You'll enjoy pre-dinner drinks and canapes, a bespoke menu planned by our executive chef, selected fine wines, cheese and after dinner chocolates and port. 

Chef Service - from £180pp

All our chalet hosts undertake our comprehensive training to deliver our fantastic menu but if you fancy yourself as a bit of a foodie, why not select our Chef Service upgrade? Your private chef will call before you travel to discuss a personalised menu plan. You'll also get a selection of ugraded wines, unilmited complimentary mini bar and post dinner port and chocolates. 

Beer & aperitif upgrade - £35pp

Our standard service includes canapes and champagne on the first and last evenings, but if you enjoy swapping stories over a drinks and nibbles, why not opt for this upgrade. We'll include a selection of nibbles and an aperitif on six evenings as well as unlimited beer. 

Upgrades are subject to availability and terms. Please call our Sales Team on 02088751957 for more information. 

 

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