Food. According to The Chalet Company
The first rule of hospitality is that nothing upsets a guest more than over-promising and under-delivering. Ensuring there is a cohesive message between those promoting and selling Chalet Company holidays (Phil and the marketing team) and those delivering Chalet Company holidays (Steve, Anneliese & the hosts) is of the utmost importance and no more so than in the matter of food. We know that 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.
Here’s a gallery of canapés, starters, mains, desserts & treats – all prepared in our ski chalets last season.
Here’s a 6 day sample menu to whet your appetite…
It’s tough to define a policy on alcohol that works for all the different personalities that stay with The Chalet Company. Restricting each person to half a bottle of wine per night seems frugal but, on the other hand, giving you the keys to the cellar may appeal to some but could be frowned upon by others. And so, after welcome drinks with bubbly on the first night, we ensure that beer & wine are free-flowing between when you arrive back from skiing in the late afternoon until the end of dinner.
These are the wines that we propose for the 2019/ 20 season:
- 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 color. 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
So we think we’ve got a winning formula but don’t take our word for it…have a read through some of our reviews on Facebook and see past guests effuse about our food!