In the build up to and throughout the winter season, we will be bringing you our “Ultimate Ski Bucket List”. We’ll break things down and take you through the most amazing backcountry skiing experiences, to the top adrenaline fueled activities to experience in the Alps. This promises to be an insight into Luxury Lifestyle at its finest and for anybody that ticks everything off this list, it is safe to say that they will have lived! We start at #100 and work our way down, starting off with the “must visit at least once in a lifetime”, very best Michelin Star Restaurants in ski resorts.
One of the main attractions for a lot of people travelling to the Alps is the amazing cuisine on offer. From traditional fondues to fine dining culinary masterpieces there are a vast number of incredible Michelin starred restaurants. We present you with our favourites……
Chef Jean-Rémi Caillon unveils elegant, inspired dishes. Chose from the enticing dishes on the a la carte menu, they feature seasonal produce selected to meet the highest of standards. Sébastien Vauxion creates audaciously contemporary desserts that combine perfectly with the rest of the meal.
If you like the look of the K2 Palace Hotel but prefer staying in a Chalet, the Hotel has the perfect option. They have a number of large luxury chalets attached to the hotel which can use all of the facilities of the Hotel. The Chalet Abbruzes is an example of one of these luxury chalets. You get full staff services, and can eat either in the hotel or within your chalet. You even get your own butler!!
Located in one of the most affluent resorts in the Alps, Megeve, the Flocons de Sel is a 3 Michelin star restaurant set in a picturesque resort. Having 3 Michelin stars, it is without doubt one of the best luxury restaurants in the alps. The restaurant is an inviting, romantic setting with beautiful views over the traditional resort of Megeve.
Chef Emmanuel Renaut creates cuisine combining subtlety but also inventiveness. These masterpieces can be accompanied by the perfect pairing from the many vintages the restaurant offers. The quality of the produce, the expertise of the cooking skills and the combinations of different textures all come together to create gastronomic delicacies fit for the toughest of food critiques. The a la carte menu showcases these dishes in all their glory.
If you are interested in staying in Megeve then we have a number of luxury chalets available. One of the most popular properties in the area is the Chalet One Oak, a unique contemporary chalet with amazing pieces of modern art.
La Bouitte in St Martin de Belleville is arguably the best Michelin star restaurant in the Three Valleys. In local dialect La Bouitte translates to little house, The restaurant really does give that homely feel. Started by husband and wife team René and Marie-Louise Meilleur the restaurant started out by serving traditional Savoyarde dishes including fondue and raclette. As the resort and ski area around them grew, so did the culinary skills of the couple and they soon started to develop the menu and cuisine to be able to offer creative cuisine whilst staying true to their alpine roots.
These days the couple have been joined by their son Maxime. With his help they have taken the restaurant to new level, it has now joined the prestigious group of restaurants with 3 Michelin starts and is regarded by many as the gourmet capital of the Three Valleys ski area.
If you are looking for a menu full of local specialities mixed with the flair and passion of a family proud of their culinary creations then dinner at La Bouitte has got to be on your Bucket List. It made it onto ours for precisely that reason.
For those interested in staying in St Martin de Belleville, we have The Ecurie. The Ecurie is a converted stable block that has offers modern luxury furnishings in a traditional setting.
The Pierre Gagnaire restaurant pour Les Airelles is located within the 5* Palace Hotel Airelles. It is one of the best restaurants in Courchevel 1850. A ski-in and ski-out restaurant renowned for its gourmet lunch buffets combined with high levels of service. The a la carte menu offers culinary delights created by head chef Pierre Gagnaire and his team. Unlike most other Michelin star restaurants in the alps, the Pierre Gagnaire pour Les Airelles offers the ultimate luxury but in a traditional sophisticated environment. The service levels are exemplary and the main draw of this restaurant is that you can unclip your ski boots and walk straight in during the day. A true ski-in/ski-out restaurant in Courchevel 1850.
If you crave the same high levels of service and gourmet cuisine then the hotel has a close affiliation with the Chalet Ormello. One of the finest chalets in Courchevel 1850.
If you are travelling to Val d’Isere soon, you need to make sure you visit the best restaurant in the resort, L’Atelier d’Edmund. Chef Benoit Vidal is renowned for the culinary delights he creates in the homely environment of Val d’Isere’s only 2 Michelin star restaurant.
Benoit uses seasonal ingredients to create sublime dishes which when combined with the beautiful views from the restaurants location in the hamlet of Le Fornet create the perfect setting for a romantic meal.
The menu offers a range of options from a tasting menu to a range of a la carte options.
If you are looking for a luxury chalet to stay in during your trip to Val d’Isere then we can offer the beautiful Chalet La Tene, a lovely ski in/ski out chalet that remains available for the New Year week!
If reading this has left your mouth watering and craving top quality cuisine then a stay in one of our luxury chalets is for you. With some of the best chefs in Europe taking a break from working in the big cities to work in ski resorts, the Luxury chalets that we offer have some incredible chefs working within them. Send us an email or call us on +44 (0)1202 203653 and we can tell you which chalets offer the best catering.
This is just the start in our series of blogs on the Ultimate Ski Bucket List. We hope you have enjoyed reading about these fabulous Michelin star restaurants in ski resorts for you to enjoy on your next ski holiday and hope you will join us for our next edition of the Ultimate Ski Bucket List.