Food. According to The Chalet Company
The first rule of hospitality is that nothing upsets a guest more than over-promising and under-delivering. This is key when it comes to cooking in a chalet. However, as all good catered chalet companies know, the quickest way to your heart is through your stomach!
The feedback we have received and reviewed, since we started serving guests in 2010, has helped to define our philosophy on food. The food you will be served will not be fine-dining fare but, it will be homely, plentiful, well-executed and very, very tasty. And the ongoing feedback we now receive suggests that we are hitting the spot! We recognise that if you’re going to be doing a lot of exercise on the ski hill each day, you’re going to want food to match. That said, this is your well-deserved holiday and a big bowl of pasta pesto isn’t going to cut it (no disrespect to pasta pesto, let us know if you specifically want pasta pesto!), so we aim for lots of variety and draw inspiration from far and wide. Unlike many catered chalet companies who prescribe a set menu, each of our hosts and chefs develop their own menus – so you’ll get a little bit of their character in your meals too.
Here’s a gallery of canapés, starters, mains, desserts & treats – all prepared in our ski chalets last season.
Below is a 6-day sample menu to whet your appetite. You can also view a full week of our sample chalet menus, including vegan options.
Everybody has a different approach to drinking on a ski holiday; hence The Chalet Company’s alcohol policy has been difficult to define. Restricting each person to half a bottle of wine per night seems frugal, on the other hand, giving guests the keys to the cellar could drink us dry! And so, with the addition of welcome drinks and bubbly on the first night, we ensure that beer and wine are free-flowing from the minute you kick off your ski boots in the late afternoon, up until the end of dinner.
Our current wines are as follows but, visit this page again soon, as we plan to update them for the 2021/22 season. We’re also stocking up our cellar with some special wines that can be bought in addition to your chalet wine.
- Belstar Prosecco
– Fresh apple and pear aromas with a hint of blossom. Medium-bodied with citrus fruit, creamy mousse and a fresh, clean finish. This sparkling wine is versatile and fun and can be enjoyed with appetizers or as an aperitif
- Chemin des Pins Sauvignon Blanc 2015
– This wine is so lip-smackingly fresh and crisp, it just demands another glass. You’ll find all the classic Sauvignon characteristics of lemon, lime and green grass, but there are hints of slightly riper fruit, too
- Domaine de Cibadies Chardonnay 2015
– This well-rounded Chardonnay is a nice straw yellow colour. Complex and intense nose with flavours of citrus, peaches, apricots and dried fruits, as well as vanilla and floral notes. The mouth is full, harmonious and well rounded
- Domaine la Berthete 2015
– With a brilliant and intense colour, this juicy Côtes-du-Rhône shows all the classic Rhône notes of dark berry fruits and spice, particularly pepper and rosemary
- Rare Vineyards Carignan Vielles Vignes 2015
– A delightfully aromatic red, followed through by a pretty palate of dark baked fruit. This wine is very versatile and can be drunk with a range of foods from fish and seafood, pastas, meats and cheeses