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Vital ingredients for a good holiday

Good quality ingredients and imaginative menus are the basis for our chalet cuisine. Whilst it is impossible to "please all of the people all of the time" we do our best to present varied and appetizing menus that the majority of guests will enjoy. Having had particularly good feedback with  some wonderful and generous comments about our  menus, we are hopefully doing it right! Chalet holidays are always about good skiing, good company and good food. The resorts we go to provide the good skiing,our staff provide the good food and so it is just down to you to provide the good company! 

Our Chalet staff have a well earned day off during your stay, usually Wednesday for Val d'Isere and Tignes, Thursday for St Anton. On this day, breakfast and afternoon tea will be laid out for you to help yourself and you are free to sample one of the local restaurants in the evening - our staff will be pleased to help with recommendations and bookings.

Breakfast

Start your day with a hearty breakfast to fuel your day on the slopes, choose from a selection of cereals (not forgetting a bowl of Skiers porridge!), fresh fruit and yoghurts, freshly baked local bread and choice of preserves accompanied by fruit juices, tea and coffee. In addition, apart from chalet staff day off and change over day, and if you've got the room, enjoy a cooked breakfast!

Afternoon tea

On your return from the slopes, pop the kettle on and help yourself to a teatime treat with a slice (or two!) of delicious home-made cake or biscuits.

Dinner

Just imagine a casual dinner party with friends, now imagine that minus the stress of shopping, cooking, clearing up, ordering taxis, organising babysitters...... well now you can! Relax, your evening starts around 7.30pm  swapping some ski tales and banter over canapes and aperitif followed by a delicious freshly cooked  dinner with unlimited house wine until coffee to finish. 

Chalet Chamois D'Or & Alpaka Lodge - Guests enjoy a hearty breakfast and home-made teatime treats as guests do in our smaller chalets. Although canapes and apertifs are not included, dinner here  is a relaxed and friendly affair. With tables to suit different group sizes, house wine to hand, you will soon get to know your fellow guests whilst enjoying a  wonderful 3 course dinner created by our fantastic head chefs.

Please click here for a sample menu.

Special Diets
Our Chalet staff always aim to please and create menus everybody likes. If given notice  they are happy within reason to  adapt their menus to your specific tastes and dietary requests but please do bear in mind that chalets are mostly private houses and do not have vast kitchens or teams of chefs to cope with cooking separate meals for everyone!. We provide a vegetarian alternative for guests that don't eat meat or that evening choice of meat or fish. Please ensure that we know about any dietary requests including gluten or dairy free well in advance of your holiday and we will do our best to assist,  but you must be happy to compromise with our chalet menu and accept that we cannot offer a completely alternative menu for youWe encourage you to chat to our chalet staff the week prior to your arrival to run through the menu and to check with regards bringing any items with. 
Please note,  we cannot provide totally vegan meals or kosher and cannot guarantee a nut free environment.

Children's Supper

We provide a child friendly supper with two courses of home cooked and nutritious food, at around 6pm for all children under 12years. We encourage you to chat to your chalet staff before arrival with regards your childrens meals so they know they are on the right track with their menu! If you have sole use of a chalet and you would prefer your children to eat a normal dinner with you at 8pm there is a £50 upgrade. For those in a shared chalet it is generally expected that under 12s would have the early supper.    Please click here for a sample menu.

 

Picnic Lunches - Keep your Euro spending to the minimum and instead order one of our good value picnic lunches available locally from your chalet staff. A tasty filled baguette/roll, piece of fruit, can of drink and a choccie bar should keep hunger pangs at bay!