There is nothing like a full day of skiing to make the belly churn. If you are not only a skier but a lover of fine food too, then you may want to choose a ski property with easy access to some of the most delicious cuisine that the world has to offer. Furthermore, since you are already amongst the mountains, what better restaurants than ones that prioritise sourcing food locally? You can eat the very mountain – and all its fauna and flora – that you are skiing on.
Here is your list of the greatest Michelin restaurants in the mountains. Ski all day and be rewarded with the most exquisite flavours.
The owner of three Michelin stars, Le 1947 à Cheval Blanc, is an intimate dining experience, serving just five fortunate tables at a time.
Megève boasts of eight restaurants included on the Michelin guide, with a couple of restaurants that stand-out even more than the rest. Awarded three Michelin stars, Flocons de Sel is an innovative restaurant. Chef Emmanuel Renaut, a Meilleur Ouvier de France winner, is passionate about sourcing his ingredients from his immediate environment.
With two Michelin stars, La Table de l'Alpaga, chef Anthony Bisqueera draws inspiration from his native Bordeaux. Additionally, pastry chef Pierre Ouvrard (a Compagnon du Devoir) gives the meal its final flourish.
L'Espérance – French for “hope” or “expectation” lives up to its name – indeed, it exceeds expectations. Surrounded by the scenic mountains, it is worth visiting for the views alone. It has a saltwater tank for fresh lobster – and it is the only restaurant with one in Alpe D’huez. Sommelier-Winemaker Vincent Carret expertly selects the ideal Gran Cru and vintage wines to go with your meal.
As well as evening dining, L'Espérance provides hearty breakfasts (including gluten-free options), the perfect energiser for a day on the slopes.
For new and creative cuisine, head to L’Améthyste, which finds its home at the foot of the ski slopes. For classic cusine, visit Au Chamois d'Or.
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With a Michelin Star in the 2021 Guide and TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice award, La Riva offers modern French and classic cuisine. Additionally, the menu benefits from East Asian cuisine, as chef Dominique Schrotter was inspired by his years of travel there. Furthermore, with its large windows, diners will get to appreciate the epic views of the mountains.
Awarded one Michelin star, La Table d'Adrien proudly presents contemporary, Mediterranean cuisine. Chef Sebastiano Lombardi brings the food of his native Puglia into his cooking. The food presentation is exceptional and is the perfect pairing to the breath-taking mountains.
Does skiing make you want to tuck into some delicious Italian food? Da Vittrio has been awarded two Michelin stars. It is popular choice for lovers of seafood and pasta.
Six restaurants in the Michelin guide are located in beautiful Bolzano. Awarded one Michelin star, In Viaggo – meaning a “voyage” in Italian – promises to take you on one with its nine-courses. Food is sourced from local farms and the Alps itself.
For tastes more down-to-earth, Vögele has been awarded the Bib Gourmand for good quality, good value cooking. Vögele specialises in traditional, regional cuisine with the occasional hint of the Mediterranean. Calling itself the living room of Bolzano, it possesses a warm, old-fashioned, homely atmosphere.
Feeding Trento since the 16th century, the well-respected Osteria a le Due Spade earned its position in the Michelin guide recently, as it has added modern flavours to its menu. It is praised for the intimacy of the setting and its longevity – there is something inherently trustworthy about a restaurant that can stand the test of centuries.
Winner of three Michelin stars, St. Hubertus is an exceptional culinary experience. Chef Norbert Niederkofler provides the truest Alpine-eating experience. He is the founder of the “cook the mountain” movement, sourcing ingredients from, as the name suggests, the mountain. For this, he has been awarded a Michelin Green Star, recognising his commitment to gastronomy & sustainability.
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