The Daily Meal
7 Restaurants to Discover in Megève, France
These are the best places to eat in one of France’s best ski resorts
It’s not too late to book a flight and head to one of France’s most beautiful food-lover’s villages, Megève, an Alpine ski resort located not far from the Swiss border. You can choose a different restaurant every night and not be disappointed, but for us these seven are sure bets.
A fascinating restaurant with bold interior design choices like the mural by the inimitable artist Jean Cocteau and the ruby red carved ceiling.Classic food with modern twists like the Caesar salad with a side of blue cheese mousse and pita chips are sublime and dessert really was a wow factor. Mille feuille filled with an espresso cream beside chocolate ice cream with pieces of fabric-like chocolate on top was everything this chocoholic desired, and then some.
There are three restaurants in the hotel to chose from. While the surroundings might be old world the gastronomy is more eclectic – traditional with a modern flair – fondue and escargot, to quinoa and tabouleh. My favorite meal of the day at Les Fermes was breakfast. Guests are invited into the “kitchen” for a true farm to table experience – homemade omelets made from eggs the chickens in the coop behind the hotel lay daily.There was a kid’s section with pancakes, waffles and other goodies that I am not allowed to eat due to a wheat allergy, so imagine my delight to see an entire section devoted to gluten-free suffers like me.
Le Lodge Park Hotel’s restaurant is a carnivores’ dream come true. Prime cuts of beef from top breeders dominate the menu and are accompanied by extraordinary sauces, Arbois wine jus, rare Madagascar peppercorn sauce, and red onion chutney to name a few. The dining room is a hunter’s paradise. Antler chandeliers and fur-trimmed curtains create a hunting lodge atmosphere. Comfortable banquettes are lined in timeless, well-worn leather. Adding a bit of entertainment to the meal, the kitchen’s glass window gives diners a front row seat to observe the chefs’ flame grill the meats expertly.