Authentic French Flavours - Setanta Chalet | Luxury Catered Ski Chalet in Grand Massif

Authentic French Flavours

Posted Saturday 12th Novemberr 2016

One of the joys of skiing in France is the incredible food and wine. At Chalet Setanta that’s all included 6 nights so I thought I’d share a couple of suggestions for other times.

Lunch On The Slopes

At lunch the French indulge their love of cheese, melted in a fondue or Raclette are both heaven but you have to try the Savoyarde speciality Tartiflette. Cream, lardons and Reblochon cheese may not be the best thing for your heart but I tell myself all the exercise I’m doing on the slopes makes it ok.

view from Au Pré d'Oscar restaurant Samoëns

One of the best places for Tartiflette is the Au Pré d’Oscar Restaurant next to the Grand Masssif Express in Samoëns 1600. Ski down the red run to earn your reward.

Après Ski

After a successful days skiing you may want to enjoy après ski before returning to Chalet Setanta. Vin chaud (mulled wine) is great for warming yourself at the end of a long day on the slopes. Another popular drink is hot chocolate, if you’re really cold add a measure of brandy or whiskey for an extra kick.

The favourites in France are usually demi-peche, a small beer mixed with peach schnapps, Génépi liquor flavoured with local mountain herbs or its stronger cousin (55%) Chartreuse made from 130 herbs.

Two wonderful places in Morillon village are the tiny Le Bon Coin or La Covagne, both near the cable car and easy to find, ideal if you’re meeting up with the rest of your group. Le Bon Coin is always busy and live bands often plan during the week. La Covagne is my favourite with roaring outdoor fire and the most amazing views. When you’re ready to return we can either pick you at a pre-arranged time or call us and we’ll pop round in the 4x4.

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