Courmayeur: Ski Resort for Gourmands

Courmayeur: Ski Resort for Gourmands

The Courmayeur Italian ski resort has rich dining and cooking traditions. It is a culture that the city proudly prides itself on throughout the year, including a variety of food festivals that highlight everything from traditional local food to international haute cuisine. Courmayeur: Ski Resort for Gourmands
Aim for Some of the World’s Top Chefs

It is this food history that has attracted many of the world’s leading chefs to the resort over the years. Prominent names like Heston Blumenthal, Sat Bains, Claude Bosi, Marcus Wareing and Jason Atherton have traveled from Geneva to Courmayeur to create a gourmet experience at the resort.

Blumenthal is deeply captivated by the resort and its culinary genealogy which for the past four years has hosted his Mountain Gourmet Ski Experience where he and other leading chefs create gastronomic mountain treatments for selected customers.

Booking is now available for Mountain Gourmet Ski Experience 2018 (20-23 March). Courmayeur: Ski Resort for Gourmands

The restaurant is excellent

In addition to the famous names with their Michelin stars are fantastic local restaurants, many of which are family-run, which serves excellent local cuisine of a very high standard.

There is so much so it is difficult to choose which one to visit during a short visit, so here’s my suggestion for the best eating places in Courmayeur.

• Hotel Christiania Set in Plan Checrouit, the restaurant at Hotel Christiania is managed by its enthusiastic owner, Carlo and Marisa. This is the place to come if you want to enjoy a delicious pizza and pasta lunch, do the authentic Italian way. Sit on the sunny terrace and enjoy the atmosphere in this excellent restaurant.

• Maison Vieille The food at the resort’s mountain restaurant is excellent so the authorities extend the cable car hours till midnight so that diners can enjoy dinner under the stars at restaurants such as Maison Vieille. Here you will enjoy delicious local meats, pastas and deserts. The wine list here is lovely, full of local wines so the owners will encourage you to try it.

• Chiecco For fine dining on the slopes, see a traditional wooden chalet just above the Cheecrouit Plan that accommodates Chiecco. The menu consists of local produce and includes delicious treats like wild boar and polenta, ricotta ravioli and excellent ragùs. Courmayeur: Ski Resort for Gourmands

• The Chateau Branlant dinner at Chateau Branlant begins with a snowmobile ride from the top of the Dolonne or Courmayeur gondolas to the restaurant, with the others back at the end of the night. If this is not a reason enough to visit, then delicious and authentic Italian cuisine for sure. My advice is to try the daily specials, which is usually the best thing on what is always a wonderful menu.

Almost there

Foodies will have no trouble getting into the resort thanks to various flights to Geneva from the UK. The transfer trip from Geneva to Courmayeur takes about an hour and a half.

For an executive transfer from Geneva to Courmayeur, book online with Shuttle Direct before you leave home and one of our drivers will wait to meet you when you land.

Courmayeur: Ski Resort for Gourmands