Our favorite connoisseur ski inns

In case your vacation includes taking to the slopes in model, foods and drinks can add an expensive completion to your journey. After working up an urge for food in your favorite runs, there’s nothing fairly like descending the mountain understanding a 5-star meal awaits you. Listed below are a number of of our favorite inns for a eating expertise as beautiful because the view.

Lodge Rosa Alpina, San Cassiano

Set within the gorgeous village of San Cassiano in Badia, Lodge Rosa Alpina has true attraction and magnificence, in addition to two mouthwatering restaurant menus to pattern. Lovers of all issues melted ought to dip into restaurant Fondue the place cheese and meat fondues are served in an intimate setting, adopted by a chocolate variation for dessert. The three Michelin-starred St Hubertus is led by Chef Norbert Niederkofler, who combines a love of journey with a ardour for house cooking. Mountain specialities embrace eel and smoked broth, snail and polenta, and pigeon and Koji sauce with elderberries.

Lodge Ciasa Salares, San Cassiano

With three eating places, a vineyard, a chocolate room and a cheese room, it’s protected to say that Lodge Ciasa Salares, nestled within the Dolomites, is a foodie’s heaven. Restaurant Salares is house to genuine, home-cooked meals, handed down via generations, with the motto: “If God had supposed us to comply with recipes, he wouldn’t have given us grandmothers”. You possibly can order intriguing dishes like guinea fowl tortellini, saffron, wild goats cheese and mushroom tortellini, or lemon gnocchi with lamb sweetbreads. Don’t overlook to depart room to pattern a few of the 40 styles of candies (as if you want an incentive).

Lodge Portetta, Courchevel

Lodge Portetta has a heat ambiance, wood-lined inside and baggage of attraction. With ski-in ski-out entry you’ll be racing right down to pattern the night delicacies from menus that change each seasonally and day by day. Cucina Angelina by Angela Hartnett supplies informal but wonderful eating, with classics like steak, rabbit pasta and romanesco-crust cod. Hearth and Ice is an expensive expertise: a bar proper on the backside of the primary piste with log-burning fires, a pizza oven, ice photographs and fur snugs to maintain you cosy when you indulge.

Taj-I-Mah, Les Arcs

Taj-I-Mah was the primary 5-star resort to grace the wild and well-loved slopes at Les Arcs. The 2 eating places are overseen by Michelin-starred chef Éric Samson. Le Diamant Noir is a connoisseur institution specialising in that black diamond, the truffle. Different delights embrace marbled duck foie gras, saddle of lamb and seaweed-marinated scallops. L’Atelier d’Eric has a contemporary inside and options present cooking, so you’ll be able to watch proficient chef Damien Ruffier as he prepares your dish. Deal with your self to beechwood smoked salmon, pumpkin soup or gratin of pasta with truffle and Savoie ham.

Lodge Das Central, Solden

In Austria’s widespread and spectacular Solden resort, Das Central sits in satisfaction of place as the one 5-star resort. The gorgeous constructing is awash with greenery, flowers and a wood inside and exterior, that includes not solely three eating places, however a wine cellar, lounge, underground fondue restaurant and an on-mountain connoisseur expertise. Perched on the Gaislachkogl, at 3,048 metres above sea degree, is the ice Q bar, which was featured in James Bond. You possibly can get pleasure from a snippet of Bond’s way of life right here, with drinks, tapas and proposals from PINO 3000, the resort’s personal personal wine cellar. There’s additionally the Ötztaler Stube the place Tirolean delicacies blends with wonderful eating, culminating in dishes like saddle of venison with dumplings and iced glowing wine praline for dessert.

Lodge Arlberg Hospiz, St Anton

Lodge Arlberg Hospiz takes its title from its 1300s origins as a staging publish for travellers on their technique to Austria by way of St Anton. It’s been run for generations by the Werner household, and retains a comfy ski lodge ambiance. With the ‘dine round’ package deal you’ll be able to attempt all 5 eating places, and, after all, nip into the wine cellar, which is accessible by way of a slide. The resort’s quirky ambiance extends into its menu, with roasted saddle of veal, lobster pasta, crispy fillet of pike, and tonka bean choco-fondant to complete.

Craig Burton is Managing Director of Ski Options. Ski Options is the UK’s unique ski journey agent with over 30 years’ expertise in delivering high-end ski holidays to Europe and North America.

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