So the last leg of my first trip to the Alps with Ski in Luxury took me to Courchevel 1850 in the Three Valleys to a renowned tourism event named Courchevel Live. This year Courchevel Tourism hosted 300 of the best travel agents and tour operators in the world and we of course were one of […]
The famous Courchevel 1850; a luxury ski resort sparkling with diamonds and wrapped in fur. It’s one of the world’s ultimate luxury ski resorts, and one that we have all heard about. Not only does Courchevel 1850 enjoy a reputation as the ski capital of the Three Valleys, it holds the trophy for being the ski resort with the most Michelin starred restaurants (12 stars across 6 restaurants). And across the whole of Courchevel, there is an impressive 14 Michelin stars across 8 restaurants, maintaining the alpine culinary tradition of locally sourced produce offered in the finest form. Get ready for your taste buds to be tingling as we present to you our top Michelin restaurants in Courchevel 1850…
Located in the mountains but with strong influences from the Mediterranean, Baumaniere offers a colourful cuisine featuring some of the finest produce in the region.In the heart of Courchevel is where this stunning restaurant can be found, at the bottom of the piste and boasting stunning mountain views.
The restaurant is managed by Thomas Prod’homme who plays with simple flavours to bring them to life. Expect exquisite dishes featuring truffles, sea urchins and giant crabs, as well as traditional delicate French patisseries. It’s a real treat to enjoy delicious moments with family and friends in such a stunning setting.
Winner of two Michelin stars since 2010, Le 1947 is run by Yannick Alleno, a member of the elite circle of the World’s greatest chefs, and better known by some for the infamous Ladurée Champs Elysées restaurant in Paris.
Yannick pays tribute to the natural treasures of the mountains, gathering together local produce and creating harmonious tastes and flavours. Catering to just 25 guests in one sitting per evening, you will experience an intimate and timeless gourmet adventure.
Le 1947 fuses modern and contemporary décor with elegant detailing, from the fur throws on dining chairs to porcelain dinnerware designed by Sylvie Coquet. What better place to experience Yannick Alleno’s gastronomic genius after a hard day on the slopes?
This exclusive restaurant can be found in the 5* Hotel Cheval Blanc. Named after Château Cheval Blanc’s most prestigious and sought-after vintage wine, Le 1947 creates a personalised dining experience for each guest; your main course selection determines the courses that will be served around it, so each harmonises with the others. Definitely a must visit for the refined pallet.
Le Montgomerie** was named after the mountaineer who baptised the K2 mountain in 1856. Since 2019, Dutch Chef Pieter Reidijk leads the kitchen at this 2 starred restaurant within the 5 star Hotel Le K2 Altitude. The hotel is located in a prime ski-in, ski-out location on the Pralong piste and features 9 large chalet-style buildings comprising of 32 rooms and suites.
Pieter is renowned for combining and enhancing an array of exquisite flavours inspired by the Rhone-Alpes region. You will be taken on a gourmet journey where you will taste the true passion behind Pieter Reidijk’s technique, flavours and magical combinations. He wouldn’t be able to do it without the very talented and creative pastry chef, Sébastien Vauxion for his assistance in the production of delightful desserts.
The cosy and intimate lounge invites you to luxuriate in a relaxed, chic atmosphere, with the added privilege of enjoying exquisite dining with stunning panoramic views over the peaks and pistes. It is definitely one to add to your Michelin restaurants in Courchevel bucket list!
4* Le Chabichou is a beautiful, chocolate box, family run hotel featuring one of the largest spas in the French Alps at an impressive 1100m²! One of the select hotels to open during the summer months in Courchevel, you are able to dine at the gourmet restaurant of Le Chabichou in July and August as well as through the ski season. A great excuse to visit the Alps in the summer and experience what they have to offer in warmer months.
Le Chabichou boasts two Michelin stars and features in the “Gault Millau” and “Bottin Gourmand” guide books. The restaurant was the innovation of the Rochedy family, who were originally from Ardèche and settled in Courchevel in the 1960’s. They are renowned within France simply for their love of food!
Head Chef Stéphane Buron has been at the helm since the late 1980’s and continues to strive for excellence in every dish. As an evening guest you can enjoy the culinary delights of 5, 7 or even 9 courses for the full gourmet dining experience. Each dish combines flavour sensations from across the globe with local produce actually picked from Michel Rochedy’s own garden, and all complimented perfectly by a fantastic wine list. Stephane’s signature dish is the “nose to tail” free range mountain pig; a fusion of pig cheek confit with Savoie wine, gratin of crozets and Beaufort cheese – you can’t get a better blend of traditional and gourmet than that!
The restaurant boasts an open kitchen for a glimpse at the chefs, or if guests prefer, there is an extensive sun terrace with stunning mountain views. For inquisitive guests and true foodies, Le Chabichou offers the chance for 3 privileged people to enter the kitchens for an extraordinary cooking class.
With 29 stunning hotel rooms and suites, and six exceptional chalets, Hotel Le K2 Palace is the prestigious sister of Hotel Le K2 Altitude and is arguably the most exclusive luxury 5* hotel in Courchevel. One of the two gourmet restaurants is Le Kintessence** which received its second Michelin star in February 2014. Heading up the establishment is Chevre d’Or trained Jean-Remi Caillon who also gained experience in the former L’Abeille restaurant at the Shangri-La Hotel.
You will be sure to delight in the alpine-inspired cuisine, consisting of local and seasonal produce. This is a stunning restaurant in which to enjoy a unique culinary journey through the quintessential tastes of Savoie. Jean-Rémi oversees the finest details of every dish, producing French and contemporary courses. Another key part of the Le Kintessence** offering is the patisseries produced by chef Sébastien Vauxion. Who also heads up Courchevel’s prestigious dessert-only restaurant. See below for more detail.
Sébastien Vauxion produces outstanding desserts; he rips up the rule book, offering bold, high-quality patisserie. Le Sarkara is the world’s first starred dessert-only restaurant, also situated in the K2 Palace. If you have a sweet tooth, this Michelin restaurant in Courchevel cannot be missed.
Showcasing the very best products, Sébastien Vauxion successfully experiments with a variety of textures and combinations including Cuban grand cru chocolate, Taha’a vanilla, and Courchevel elderberries. It all starts with an invitation into the garden, followed by a main, hot course and an outstanding patisserie to end. It’s a truly unique experience not to be missed.
We feature six of K2’s suite chalets on our website, which are available to rent during the ski season and combine the intimacy of a private residence with the highest standard of service provided by staff of K2. The hotel and chalets spread along the slope, combining complete ski in ski out luxury with absolute privacy and breathtaking panoramic views over the valley!
And so there we have five of the best Michelin star restaurants in Courchevel. This blog has made me extremely hungry and in need of a vino, but alas my lunch today is a measly omelette. Roll on the weekend or better still take me back to Courchevel!
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