Val d'IsèreResort Guide - Restaurants
Restaurant Guide Val d'Isère
Le Laisinant at Le Becca
Le Laisinant is a beautiful, little Michelin star restaurant in a 3 star hotel. The contradiction in standards may confuse people but actually it gives the restaurant a lovely, homely feel that many other Michelin star restaurants lack. It doesn’t, however, affect the service or spectacular quality of the food.
The restaurant exudes charm; the head chef, owners, and maître d’ are all part of the same family and you can instantly tell that their heart and soul has gone into making this restaurant a wonderful success. They strive to be the best and little touches like offering a complementary car to pick you up from your chalet really set this traditional gem apart from the rest.
The young head chef, Antony Tempesta, is famed for playing around with local ingredients and specialties to turn them into something really special. Every dish has an element of mountain influence, from the Lake Geneva char to the Savoie chestnuts. You can opt for the a la carte menu or the inventive 12 course taster menu. Menu delights include; wild duck with blueberry chutney, rabbit 4 ways, and smoked milk ice-cream. You will find that Le Laisinant is usually full of locals rather than tourists so ensure you visit this place before it ends up being impossible to get a table!
Table de l'Ours
Table de l’Ours is a Michelin star restaurant with extremely inventive dishes, housed in a premier 5 star hotel. If you are looking for exquisite dining in Val d’isere you need to look no further than Table de l'Ours. It has an excellent reputation and the elegant surrounds and open fire compliment the inventive and delicate menu perfectly.
The sommelier is well renowned for his excellent advice and knowledge and will greatly improve your overall dining experience. The food at Table de l'Ours can sometimes verge on the experimental side of things and those who prefer more refined cuisine may find the creative dishes a little strange. However, if you are after something exciting and a little different you will come across inventive food such as foie gras served in small toothpaste-like tubes and dry ice broth to enhance the smell of your meal.
The menu lacks any good vegetarian options so keep that in mind should one of your party not eat meat. It has also been noted that the portions can be quite small which is fine if you are having multiple courses but if you are only having one or two you may find yourself leaving hungry. This restaurant can be very quiet due to it being out of most peoples price range so visit at the weekend to make the most of the atmosphere.
L’Atelier d’Edmond is based 2km out of Val d’isere in a rustic, traditional Alpine building; inside, the dining area is adorned with ancient tools from tradesmen and farmers from hundreds of years ago. It truly is one of the most interestingly decorated restaurants in the Alps. The head chef Benoit Vidal has been working at the L’Atelier d’Edmond for two winters and at the end of the first winter received his first Michelin star.
The food is a combination of fresh local notes and warm Mediterranean flavours. The food will take your taste buds on a culinary cruise, especially if you opt for the Menu Degustation; a twelve course masterpiece. The service is exquisite and very welcoming which is not always present in busy mountain restaurants.
You can visit for lunch but the lunch menu is rather limited and the skill of the chef doesn’t quite shine through as it does with the dinner menus.
If you are really charmed by the L’Atelier d’Edmond many of its adornments such as lamps, crockery, furniture and throws can be purchased on request; the perfect souvenir!
What We Like
The top international polo players compete in this incredible 4-day tournament at the foot of Bellevarde "Face".
Many of the black runs have recently been converted to ‘naturides’, which means they are never groomed and offer leg-aching moguls or deep fresh powder while still being safe, marked, and avalanche protected.
La Folie Douce
La Folie Douce undoubtedly has it going on; the liveliness and activities comes from all quarters. We love the crazy cabaret that goes on from early afternoon until late