The Chalet Cuisine

Ski Hiver Cuisine

The food we prepare in chalet is just as important as the snow outside and getting it wrong can, quite literally, leave a bad taste in the mouth! Thankfully we have a lot more control over the food than the snow! We prepare the menus with our team before the season starts and if they are not up to the job we start again!

Our team tend to be more mature, coming with life experience, common sense and able to converse with you and your group making you feel at home and in good capable hands. We also ensure they have a passion for cooking and skiing so they can give you advice on where is good to ski or snowboard. We prefer this way rather than employing inexperienced people who are just here to ski and tick chalet work off on their to-do list!

Please be aware that special dietary requirements may be subject to a surcharge. Please check with us first.

Breakfast:

Your morning starts off with fresh bread and preserves, cold meats and cheese, boiled eggs or porridge, pure orange juice, cereals, yoghurts, fresh fruits, tea and coffee.

Afternoon Tea:

After a hard day’s skiing and just before you pop into the hot tub or sauna, enjoy homemade cake, scones or biscuits with your hot chocolate, tea or coffee.

Dinner

A 4-course meal (3-courses in chalets Barthelemy) is served with fine red and white wine until coffee is served. Our experiences of cooking and travelling to various places in the world has helped us come up with a menu combining many international elements. We also offer an extra course of local cheese on one night during the week.

We are happy to cater for any special diets including vegetarian, vegan, dairy and gluten free, or specific allergies. However, some of these may be subject to a surcharge unless it is due to a medical condition. While we strive to cater for everyone’s likes and dislikes, unless you have an allergy or real hatred for something that can easily be eliminated, we will serve our weekly menu as planned. Some ingredients / products are not available in France so if it is not possible to provide this, you may need to bring it with you for us to use. Check with us if in doubt.

All our produce is fresh and wherever possible sourced from local sellers. We do not employ packet cooks and insist everything is made from scratch where possible.

Children's meals (high tea) can be served at an earlier time of 18:30 to allow them time to eat and shower before the adults dine, leaving them free to watch TV or go to bed. Children's meals are tailored to the parent's advice but no matter what is served, there is always vegetables or salad on the table.

Sample Menu

Caramelised Red Onion Goats Cheese Tart

Pea & Mint Soup

Vietnamese Spring Rolls

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Duck with Cassis Sauce – Puy Lentils – Pommes Dauphinois - Stir Fry Courgette Ribbons

Cod with lemon & Parmesan Crust - Sweet Potato Wedges - Fennel & Leek Bake

Pesto & Parmesan stuffed Chicken Breast in Palma Ham - Fantail potatoes - Haricot Vert with Garlic Butter 

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Baked Raspberry Cheesecake served with Coulis

Sticky Toffee Pudding with Caramel Sauce & Ice Cream

Raspberry Creme Brulée

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 Freshly Brewed Coffee

  • "Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say how much we enjoyed our stay last week. We absolutely loved the chalet, great location! Also wanted to mention how incredible Rosie and Jake were, the food was outstanding and both were brilliant with our son Arlo. We enjoyed it so much that we are thinking about coming back in Feb / March." (Ali Bovis, Caribou, Dec 2019)
  • “I can tell you on behalf of the group that we had an excellent stay and were extremely well looked after by Cat and Clive. They were very attentive to our needs and nothing was too much trouble. The chalets are perfectly positioned for the skiing and village, plus very well appointed. We have had a boys January week in Montchavin every year for the last 10+ and will no doubt be returning in 2021. I will most certainly contact you in the autumn to discuss the next trip.” (Martyn Pacey, Hermine, Jan 2020)
  • “We had a fantastic time. Really couldn’t have asked for better. Pat and Pete were fantastic hosts, and really looked after our every need. They were great to have around; they provided a wealth of knowledge on the area and where to ski and were only too happy to answer our million questions pertaining to every other aspect of skiing in Montchavin. The food was of a great standard, and we honestly enjoyed (aka loved) every meal. The chalet was really nice and clean. This experience was certainly one of our best ski trips ever.” (Tessa Kershaw, Lievre Blanc, Jan 2020)
  • Thank you for allowing us to share your wonderful chalet. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Montchavin, and in your apartment with Pete and Pat. Pete and Pat were awesome, and the food was superb. We had a great time, and will spread the word this side. (Chris Cooke, Lievre Blanc, Jan 2020)
  • We had the most amazing week at Christmas this year. The chalet was great, the other guests were brilliant company, the skiing was awesome, the food was fabulous and Pete and Pat were the perfect hosts. As far as ski holidays go, we don't know how it could get any better! (Kevin Smith, Lievre Blanc, Dec 19)