Food & Drink

Here at Alpine Escape, we are firm believers that a good chalet holiday should revolve not only around gorgeous chalets, slick service and superlative skiing, but also: food with the wow factor…

Each chalet has its own chef who is qualified and trained in fine dining, so you can expect to ski on a hearty, healthy breakfast, indulge in a slice of tasty homemade cake in the afternoon, and sit down to a delicious and imaginative four-course meal each evening.

To start your day

If you enjoy a cooked breakfast (and what better excuse than a ski holiday?) then your chef will cook your request to order. Take your pick from a continental spread of flaky, buttery croissants, fresh milk, cereals, fruit juices, a selection of fruit and yoghurts, crusty French bread, Nespresso coffees, one of our range of quality teas or a builder’s brew! The choice is yours…

At the end of a hard day on the piste

Afternoon tea – it’s a ski chalet tradition and no holiday would be complete without a homemade cake, scones or biscuits to top you up after losing all those calories on the hill.

Children

Simpler children’s early meals can be provided – just let us know in advance of your holiday, we’ll ask you a few favourites and create nutritious menus for your little ones. If you are one family and would prefer to all eat together, just let us know in advance.

A candlelit dinner

A candlelit four course dinner

Sample Menu 1

  • Pan fried red mullet with Thai green curry sauce, homemade vegetable dumpling, baby corn tempura
  • Slow-cooked pork belly filled with black olive and shiitake mushrooms, sous-vide pork tenderloin, poached rhubarb, carrot purée, fondant potato, savoy cabbage and a calvados jus
  • Mango & passionfruit mousse, citrus froth, coconut meringue, white chocolate crémeux and mint sorbet
  • Tomme de Savoie, spicy tomato chutney, chocolate-orange fudge squares and a glass of port

Sample Menu 2

  • Smoked haddock soufflé, red pepper epuma, cep powder with chorizo jelly
  • Green tea-infused guinea fowl supreme, confit leg tortellini, sautéed pak-choi, romanesco, ginger-lemongrass consommé
  • Espresso crème brulée, viennese biscuits and raspberries
  • Beaufort cheese, cherry and red onion chutney, Montélimar nougat petit fours

If you book any chalet on sole occupancy basis we are happy to discuss our menu plans and any ideas with the group leader so that we can create a bespoke menu for your holiday.

Dietary requirements

If you have any special dietary requirements then simply let us know before you arrive and we can plan a suitable menu for your holiday.

Wine

It’s a serious business, choosing wine for our chalet guests. We use a specialist supplier called Verre Gourmand whose job it is to taste, taste and taste some more, in order to choose their very favourite wines from producers all around the world. Their huge range is then whittled down to provide us with a selection that they think will suit us and our guests.

Now it’s our turn! We work with our Verre Gourmand sommelier to handpick the 18 reds, whites and sparkling wines that we will serve to our guests. We have new tastings each winter and listen carefully to our guests’ feedback.

It doesn’t stop there… The next stage is during staff training: the chefs and hosts get together with our sommelier to discuss their menus, taste the wines and choose made-in-heaven matches for all the dishes on the menu during the week.

House wines

You’ll have your pick of 2 proseccos, 2 whites and 2 reds to help yourselves to during your stay. This is alongside the bottled beers and soft drinks that are readily available in the complimentary bar.

Dinner time

Each day, your host will serve the paired wines that the chef and sommelier have chosen to accompany the dishes on the menu. They’ll include bottles from all over France as well as other famous areas in Europe and the New World.

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