Weather you come to Chamonix to ski, snow board, or just relax with the view, one thing is sure! You have to eat. And this pleasing little city offers no shortage of choices for dining delights. Actually two things are certain, you have to sleep too. What better place to spend a fantastic winter holiday than in a ski chalet in Chamonix. Imagine a luxury chalet all to yourself, use the hot tub for a peaceful night in or invite all the friends over for a movie night in the private theatre room. This list is about some of the best places to eat in Chamonix, however maybe one of those places is with a private chef in your chalet’s five star kitchen? The choice is yours!
1. Albert 1er
A highly refined two Michelin Star dining endeavour. It is without doubt the uppermost tier in the ski resort in terms of refined culinary art. When dining among the clouds and mountian peaks one feels like they have entered heaven. The most recomended menu is the Maison de Savoie. Add a wine paring to elevate the experience and make your holiday in Chamomix that much more special.
2. La Télécabine
Enticingly situated in the centre of Chamomix and strategically located near the casino make La Télécabine the ideal place to begin the evening. Decorated in a cosy modern style with a large outdoor terrace you are sure to feel comfortable. The restaurant serves traditional as well as modern french and European dishes. Order anything from the à la carte menu with all options for foodies.
3. L’impossible Organic Restauant
An Italian style restaurant in a very french ski resort. L’impossible is a renewed farmstead that serves organic, farm fresh recipes and handmade pasta, bread and pastries. Don’t expect any modern french flair here, this place is traditional, the way your Nona used to make it, Italian. They also offer three hour cooking courses so you can make that bread that you enjoyed, just don’t make it better than they do.
4. Chez Constant
A delightful little ski themed lodge with charming decorative details throughout. Come for a lite lunch and choose from the à la carte menu or a decadent dinner that is sure to delight. Young gastronomically inclined patrons are also welcome with a delightful menu for those under ten years old.
5. Le Panier des 4 saisons
Traditions here are valued, but not scared as the spin on the classic is increased. Regional wines along side modern dishes, staple french food reninvented for the ever changing palate. A surprise and a taste of France in every bite. One thing that is not suprising though is the use of fresh local ingredients. Only open for dinner be sure to make a reservation and come early. Some hunting down a small quiet alley makes this spot the romantic, relaxing night out you deserve.
All in all, there is a variety of delicious options for you to try in Chamonix. And if you’re a vegan traveling to the area, don’t be discouraged. You can find a variety of vegan meals to fit your tastes even here. There is something for everyone in this beautiful commune.