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...
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.
To set you up for a day on the mountain tuck into french pastries, yoghurts, bread, jam, honey, selection of cereals, porridge, and cooked breakfast plus orange juice, coffee & a selection of teas.
Waiting for you on your return from the slopes you can expect delights such as Death by Chocolate Cookies, Banana & Nutella Muffins, Date Slice and Carrot Cake.
Your three course evening meal kicks off with dishes like Goat's Cheese and Red Onion Marmalade Crostini; Pea, Mint and Cucumber Soup or Savoyarde Salad.
For main course your host will prepare fresh dishes such as;
If you still have room you can then enjoy something sweet, such as; Blueberry, Ginger & Lime Cheesecake; Brioche and Butter Pudding and Elderflower Pannacotta with Berries and Vanilla Syrup.
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.
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).
"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. Teriyaki Beef with Coconut Rice & stir fried vegetables
E. Pork Tenderloin with sweet & sour peppers and parmentier potatoes
F. Grilled goats cheese and roast beetroot salad (LO)
G. Pan-fried salmon fillet with sizzled ginger, chilli & red onion (LO)
H. Lemon-baked chicken and warm quinoa salad (LO)
I. Duck Breats Salad with Pears and Roquefort Dressing
J. Homemade fish pie with seasonal vegetables
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.
We do understand a holiday can 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 and 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. If you have any dietary requests, food intolerances or food allergies then let us know as soon as possible and we will do our upmost to plan the menu to suit your needs.
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 give you confidence that we can deliver a chalet holiday to remember. Please call 0208 875 1957 if you wish to discuss your dietary requirements or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. They can whip up classics such as:
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 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.
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 upgraded wines, unlimited 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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