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As part of an ultimate luxury ski holiday to the Alps, you will want to experience the best that all these amazing ski resorts have to offer. From incredible experiences on and off the piste, the very best places to eat and visit, and exciting activities to take part in, our Ultimate Bucket List will take you through 100 of the top attractions on your alpine luxury ski holiday. We start at #100 and work our way down, starting off with the must-visit list of the 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 ski resorts with Michelin Star dining. We present you with 10 of our favourite Michelin Starred restaurants in the Alps, highlighting the cuisine they’re famous for and the talent behind them…
We begin our list of the best Michelin Star restaurants in ski resorts with an establishment in what can only be described as the best ski resort for Michelin Star restaurants, Courchevel 1850. In addition to a vast array of ultimate luxury chalets, Courchevel 1850 is also home to an incredible 6 Michelin Star restaurants. In fact, Courchevel 1850 has the most Michelin Stars in the Alps. And these restaurants share no less than 11 stars between them. We have a guide with the full list if you’re interested in reading about them all.
Le Chabichou is a restaurant close to the very centre of Courchevel 1850. The renowned Stéphane Buron has been at Le Chabichou since 1987 and has been honoured with multiple awards; the Taittinger International Culinary Prize in 2002, and Meilleur Ouvrier de France title in 2004. Stéphane strives for excellence in simple, subtle dishes, with a focus on using the best local ingredients. At Le Chabichou, you can indulge in 5, 7 or 9-course set menus. It boasts ever-changing dishes that have been designed to exemplify the seasons.
Flocons de Sel is a 3 Michelin Star restaurant in Megève. Much like many of Megève’s luxury chalets, it is located up the mountain, on the outskirts of the charming and picturesque resort. As one of very few Michelin Star restaurants in the Alps to hold 3 stars, Flocons de Sel undoubtedly offers some of the finest cuisine to rival other ski resorts. The restaurant is found in an inviting, romantic setting with beautiful views over the valley and mountains.
Chef Emmanuel Renaut creates cuisine combining subtlety but also inventiveness. These masterpieces can then 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. Altogether, the cuisine is a heady mix of regional Haute Savoie and more exotic modern creations. The meal is then completed with a fantastic dessert. Fine dining in the Alps doesn’t get much better than this.
Verbier is home to some of the most incredible luxury chalets in the Alps. It is therefore no surprise it holds a Michelin Star restaurant worthy of our list. La Table d’Adrien is surprisingly the only Michelin Star restaurant in Verbier, and is most certainly worth a trip to when on your next luxury ski holiday in Switzerland. Situated right by the bottom of the Savoleyres chairlift station this top restaurant in Verbier offers incredible panoramic views over the town and surrounding mountains. La Table d’Adrien serves up delicious Italian cuisine with an inventive flair, delivered by Chef Sebastiano Lombardi. The dishes are created with precision, delivering exceptional flavours and high-quality ingredients. Hence, a true feast for the taste buds!
Another resort with the most premium ski chalets, there is one Michelin Star restaurant in Val d’Isère for guests to discover. La Table de l’Ours is situated in the Hotel les Barmes de l’Ours next to the iconic Face de Bellevarde piste. Drawing inspiration from nature, the food here is simple yet flavoursome. Chef Antoine Gras showcases Savoyard classics combined with perfect sauces, in a refined and cosy restaurant that exudes alpine elegance.
While a must-visit restaurant in Val d’Isère, there are all types of eateries for every mood and time of day. Try our guide to the best places to eat in Val d’Isère for every occasion.
Tivoli is one of two Michelin-starred restaurants in Cortina. Tivoli is found in a traditional mountain home at the base of one of the best ski runs in Cortina; in the Tofana ski area. From chef and owner Graziano Prest, anticipate a delicious mix of modern and traditional Italian cuisine. Dishes are prepared using quality ingredients, sourced locally from the mountain regions. They also use fresh fish from the markets of Venice. Additionally, you get to experience all this with beautiful wine-pairings of the most renowned labels and vintages.
Moreover, enjoying the delightful food of Tivoli isn’t just limited to those dining at the Michelin mountain restaurant. On your next luxury ski holiday to Cortina, if you opt for a stay in one of the LV Estate Chalets, then you will benefit from the services of an in-house chef from the Michelin Star restaurant itself. From the comfort of your own chalet, enjoy a bespoke menu of the most luscious gourmet meals!
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, which is fitting for this establishment. Luxury chalets in St Martin de Belleville exhibit a traditional, authentic vibe and La Bouitte is no different. The restaurant really does give that homely, classic feel. Started by husband and wife team René and Marie-Louise Meilleur, the restaurant started out by serving traditional Savoyarde dishes. Fondue and raclette of course feature on the menu. As the resort and ski area around them grew, so did their culinary skills. Then they soon started to develop the menu and cuisine to be able to offer creative dishes whilst staying true to their alpine roots.
These days the kitchen is run by René with his son, Maxime. Together they have taken fine dining in the Alps to a new level. It has now joined the prestigious group of restaurants with 3 Michelin Stars. Subsequently, it is regarded by many as the gourmet capital of the Three Valleys ski area.
A menu full of local specialities, mixed with flair and passion of a family proud of their culinary creations. La Bouitte has got to be on your bucket list of Michelin Star restaurants in ski resorts to visit.
Introducing Chamonix to our list of ski resorts with Michelin Star dining. A historic resort known for its dramatic peaks, cosmopolitan vibes and some luxurious Chamonix ski chalets, this mountain town is also home to one of the best Michelin Star restaurants in the Alps.
Originally founded in 1903, Albert 1er in the magical Chamonix delivers modern food that honours the culinary traditions of the French Savoie and Italian Piedmont regions. Talented Chef Damien Leveau is behind the amazing balance of flavours and taste sensations, in a Michelin Star restaurant that has been owned by the Carrier family for five generations. The Albert 1er has a wine cellar with a staggering 19,000 bottles and over 640 different choices on the menu. Typically many of the Michelin restaurants in ski resorts on our list offer dinner only. The Albert 1er in Chamonix is different in this case and is open for a brief lunch schedule too. Thus, it is perfect for indulging after a morning on the slopes.
When considering ski resorts with Michelin Star restaurants, Zermatt is a ski resort that is beginning to rival Courchevel 1850 in terms of number and quality. This iconic mountain village at the foot of the Matterhorn is home to no less than four Michelin Star restaurants. Accordingly, Zermatt delivers a delightful selection of the best fine dining restaurants in the Alps for the most discerning of gourmands.
After Seven is the restaurant of the Backstage Hotel, a luxury boutique hotel in the centre of Zermatt. It’s a Michelin Star restaurant in Zermatt designed with the unique, modern styling of renowned local artist and architect Heinz Julen. Equally, the restaurant itself has a wonderfully creative menu to match its style. Select your preferred number of courses, from four to seven, and indulge in the unique surprise menu. It takes you on an unforgettable fine dining journey, prepared by Florian Neubauer and their team in the open kitchen.
If you’re looking for an ultimate luxury chalet in Zermatt to match this luxury gourmet experience, then the hotel offers the private chalets of both the Backstage Loft and Backstage Chalet. The chalets showcase a cutting-edge contemporary style, similarly to the restaurant.
There are two separate Michelin Star restaurants in Crans-Montana, located in the same area close by to Crans-Montana’s luxury chalets. Both would be worth a visit to any serious food connoisseur, but LeMontBlanc is the one we have chosen to highlight for this list. It offers a mix of incredible Gallic cuisine, created with treasured ingredients from the local region. Combined with breathtaking panoramic views, it’s a wondrous dining experience inside and out. Chef Yannick Crepaux is a passionate talent, delivering high attention to detail in all his gourmet delights. A luxury fine dining experience in one of the world’s most luxury ski resorts.
Ending in the resort where we began, Le Sarkara is another Michelin Star restaurant in Courchevel 1850 to make our list. Le Sarkara can be found in the Hotel Le K2 Palace, a 5* ski-in/ski-out palace on the Cospillot piste, close to the centre of resort. Le Sarkara is a two star Michelin restaurant that replaced the former Le Kintessence. Sébastien Vauxion offers a range of unique and exciting dishes, with a focus on the dessert experience. If you have a sweet tooth, there may be no better restaurant in the whole of the Alps for you. Le Sarkara, a fine dining restaurant in Courchevel, is sweet and inventive. You’ll experience a stunning combination of textures and flavours sure to leave you thoroughly satisfied.
For a truly luxurious stay in Courchevel 1850, with Le K2 Palace’s Michelin Star restaurant on your doorstep, discover Le K2 Chalets. A collection of six luxury catered chalets with swimming pools sleeping groups of 10-14.
If you’re looking to explore more luxury ski hotels with Michelin Star restaurants, the Hotel Le K2 Palace has a sister hotel within Courchevel 1850, the ski-in/ski-out Hotel le K2 Altitude, which contains the 2 Michelin Star Le Montgomerie.
If reading this has left your mouth watering and craving top quality cuisine then a stay in one of our ultimate luxury chalets is for you. Enjoy gourmet cuisine in the comfort of your catered luxury ski chalet; or use it as a base to explore the local fine-dining establishments. Take advantage of experiencing one of these Michelin Star restaurants to have made our list. Send us an email or call us on +44 (0)1202 203653 to speak to one of our Ski Specialists and plan your next gourmet journey.
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. Keep this list to hand for your next ski holiday. We hope you will join us for our next edition of the Ultimate Ski Bucket List.