It’s no secret that when the rich and famous want to experience the beauty of the French Alps, they visit Courchevel. Made up of a collection of villages at different altitudes, the resort is famed for its glitz and glamour. The Village of Courchevel, formerly known as Courchevel 1850, is the highest and most prestigious of the set. It attracts the most upmarket holidaymakers, with the finest restaurants offering the highest quality cuisine to match.
The only restaurant with 3 Michelin stars in the whole of Courchevel, Le 1947 elevates alpine cooking to a fine art. Situated in the 5* Cheval Blanc Hotel, chef Yannick Alléno and his team guarantee the very finest of culinary experiences. Serving a strictly-limited number of guests each night, this stylish and contemporary restaurant takes Nouvelle Cuisine to the next level. The décor is crisp and elegant, the menu inventive, and the staff are ready to attend to your every need. In fact, your choice of main course can dictate the rest of your menu, for truly cohesive dining. For an extra special evening, you and up to 15 guests could even enjoy a private soirée in the restaurant’s Table de Partage. With their innovative twists on the very finest ingredients, Le 1947 will tantalise your taste buds with a gastronomic display like no other.
Situated near to Courchevel Altiport, Le Montgomerie offers two star dining in a cosy, inviting setting. Set in the upmarket Le K2 Altitude Hotel, the log fires and rustic timber finish of the dining room will envelope you in an authentic alpine ambience. Le Montgomerie team pride themselves on their expertly crafted menu, which showcases the very finest seasonal produce of the Mediterranean. For a truly French experience why not try a starter of partially cooked terrine of foie gras with optional truffle shavings. For the main course, you’ll be hard-pressed to choose between delicate fish dishes or rich and intense meat flavours. To finish, pastry chef Sébastien Vauxion will transport you with the harmonic flavours of his sugary delights. One final note: before you order be sure to have a good read of the wine list, which the Michelin Guide notes as being ‘particularly interesting’…
In the K2 Palace Hotel, you’ll find two-starred gastronomic restaurant Le Kintessence. Run by top chef Jean-Rémi Caillon, the delights of this kitchen are inspired by the produce of the mountains. You can expect to enjoy the best local ingredients: meat from locally-reared livestock, regional cheeses and fish fresh from the alpine lakes. The Iberican black pork cheek with raviolis and black truffle is a mouth-watering speciality, as is the goose breast filet served with pear cooked in spiced wine. With its dining room of cool, understated elegance, Le Kintessence is a true haven of haute cuisine at altitude.
How to Get There
If you’re the kind of person who likes to travel in style, a Geneva to Courchevel transfer with Shuttle Direct is the only way to go. Our friendly driver can pick you up from Geneva airport and escort you to your very own private vehicle. From there, it’s just over two hours’ drive to your luxury winter escape.
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